Contrast the Upright and the Wicked1A a false balance is an abomination to the Lord,
But a b just weight is His delight.
2When c pride comes, then comes dishonor,
But with the humble is wisdom.
3The d integrity of the upright will guide them,
But the e crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
4 f Riches do not profit in the day of wrath,
But g righteousness delivers from death.
5The h righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way,
But i the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
6The righteousness of the upright will deliver them,
But the treacherous will j be caught by their own greed.
7When a wicked man dies, his k expectation will perish,
And the l hope of strong men perishes.
8The righteous is delivered from trouble,
But the wicked ▼
▼ Lit enterstakes his place.
9With his n mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor,
But through knowledge the o righteous will be delivered.
10When it p goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices,
And when the wicked perish, there is joyful shouting.
11By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted,
But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
12He who despises his neighbor lacks ▼
▼ Lit heartsense,
But a man of understanding keeps silent.
13He r who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets,
But he who is ▼
▼ Lit faithful of spirittrustworthy t conceals a matter.
14Where there is no u guidance the people fall,
But in abundance of counselors there is ▼
▼ Lit deliverancevictory.
15He who is w guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it,
But he who hates ▼
▼ Lit those who strike handsbeing a guarantor is secure.
16A y gracious woman attains honor,
And ruthless men attain riches.
17The z merciful man does ▼
▼ Lit good to his own soulhimself good,
But the cruel man ▼
▼ Lit troubles his fleshdoes himself harm.
18The wicked earns deceptive wages,
But he who ac sows righteousness gets a true reward.
19He who is steadfast in ad righteousness will attain to life,
And ae he who pursues evil will bring about his own death.
20The perverse in heart are an abomination to the Lord,
But the af blameless in their ▼
▼ Lit waywalk are His ah delight.
▼ Lit Hand to handAssuredly, the evil man will not go unpunished,
But the ▼
▼ Lit seeddescendants of the righteous will be delivered.
22 As a ak ring of gold in a swine’s snout
So is a beautiful woman who lacks ▼
▼ Lit tastediscretion.
23The desire of the righteous is only good,
But the am expectation of the wicked is wrath.
24There is one who scatters, and yet increases all the more,
And there is one who withholds what is justly due, and yet it results only in want.
▼ Lit soul of blessing, ao generous man will be ▼
▼ Lit made fatprosperous,
And he who aq waters will himself be watered.
26He who withholds grain, the ar people will curse him,
But as blessing will be on the head of him who at sells it.
27He who diligently seeks good seeks favor,
But au he who seeks evil, evil will come to him.
28He who av trusts in his riches will fall,
But aw the righteous will flourish like the green leaf.
29He who ax troubles his own house will ay inherit wind,
And az the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted.
30The fruit of the righteous is ba a tree of life,
And bb he who is wise ▼
▼ Lit takeswins souls.
31If bd the righteous will be rewarded in the earth,
How much more the wicked and the sinner!
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