1611 King James Bible

Proverbs 11

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

Proverbs 11:1 A false ballance [is] abomination to the LORD: but a iust weight is his delight. Proverbs 11:2 [When] pride commeth, then commeth shame: but with the lowly [is] wisedome. Proverbs 11:3 The integritie of the vpright shall guide them: but the peruersenesse of transgressours shall destroy them. Proverbs 11:4 Riches profite not in the day of wrath: but righteousnesse deliuereth from death. Proverbs 11:5 The righteousnesse of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his owne wickednesse. Proverbs 11:6 The righteousnesse of the vpright shall deliuer them: but transgressours shall be taken in [their owne] naughtinesse. Proverbs 11:7 When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of vniust men perisheth. Proverbs 11:8 The righteous is deliuered out of trouble, and the wicked commeth in his stead. Proverbs 11:9 An hypocrite with [his] mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but through knowledge shall the iust be deliuered. Proverbs 11:10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the citie reioyceth: and when the wicked perish, [there is] shouting. Proverbs 11:11 By the blessing of the vpright the citie is exalted; but it is ouerthrowen by the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 11:12 He that is void of wisedome, despiseth his neighbour: but a man of vnderstanding holdeth his peace. Proverbs 11:13 A tale-bearer reuealeth secrets: but hee that is of a faithfull spirit, concealeth the matter. Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsell is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellers [there is] safetie. Proverbs 11:15 Hee that is suretie for a stranger, shall smart for it: and hee that hateth suretiship, is sure. Proverbs 11:16 A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retaine riches. Proverbs 11:17 The mercifull man doeth good to his owne soule: but he that is cruell, troubleth his owne flesh. Proverbs 11:18 The wicked worketh a deceitfull worke: but to him that soweth righteousnesse, shall be a sure reward. Proverbs 11:19 As righteousnesse [tendeth] to life: so he that pursueth euill, [pursueth it] to his owne death. Proverbs 11:20 They that are of a froward heart, are abomination to the LORD: but such as are vpright in [their] way, are his delight. Proverbs 11:21 [Though] hand [ioyne] in hand, the wicked shall not be vnpunished: but the seede of the righteous shall be deliuered. Proverbs 11:22 [As] a iewell of golde in a swines snowt; [so is] a faire woman which is without discretion. Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous [is] onely good: [but] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath. Proverbs 11:24 There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and [there is] that withholdeth more then is meete, but [it tendeth] to pouertie. Proverbs 11:25 The liberall soule shalbe made fat: and he that watereth, shall be watered also himselfe. Proverbs 11:26 Hee that withholdeth corne, the people shall curse him: but blessing [shall be] vpon the head of him that selleth [it]. Proverbs 11:27 He that diligently seeketh good, procureth fauour: but hee that seeketh mischiefe, it shall come vnto him. Proverbs 11:28 He that trusteth in his riches, shall fall: but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. Proverbs 11:29 He that troubleth his owne house, shall inherite the winde: and the foole [shall be] seruant to the wise of heart. Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous [is] a tree of life: and hee that winneth soules, [is] wise. Proverbs 11:31 Behold, the righteous shalbe recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

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