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Proverbs 11

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

Proverbs 11:1 False balances are an abomination vnto the Lord: but a perfite weight pleaseth him. Proverbs 11:2 When pride commeth, then commeth shame: but with the lowly is wisdome. Proverbs 11:3 The vprightnes of the iust shal guide them: but the frowardnes of the transgressers shall destroy them. Proverbs 11:4 Riches auaile not in the day of wrath: but righteousnes deliuereth from death. Proverbs 11:5 The righteousnes of the vpright shal direct his way: but the wicked shall fall in his owne wickednes. Proverbs 11:6 The righteousnesse of the iust shall deliuer them: but the transgressers shall be taken in their owne wickednes. Proverbs 11:7 When a wicked man dieth, his hope perisheth, and the hope of the vniust shall perish. Proverbs 11:8 The righteous escapeth out of trouble, and the wicked shall come in his steade. Proverbs 11:9 An hypocrite with his mouth hurteth his neighbour: but the righteous shall be deliuered by knowledge. Proverbs 11:10 In the prosperitie of the righteous the citie reioyceth, and when the wicked perish, there is ioye. Proverbs 11:11 By the blessing of the righteous, the citie is exalted: but it is subuerted by the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 11:12 He that despiseth his neighbour, is destitute of wisedome: but a man of vnderstanding will keepe silence. Proverbs 11:13 Hee that goeth about as a slanderer, discouereth a secret: but hee that is of a faithfull heart concealeth a matter. Proverbs 11:14 Where no counsell is, the people fall: but where many counsellers are, there is health. Proverbs 11:15 Hee shall be sore vexed, that is suretie for a stranger, and he that hateth suretiship, is sure. Proverbs 11:16 A gracious woman atteineth honour, and the strong men atteine riches. Proverbs 11:17 Hee that is mercifull, rewardeth his owne soule: but he that troubleth his own flesh, is cruel. Proverbs 11:18 The wicked worketh a deceitful worke: but hee that soweth righteousnes, shall receiue a sure rewarde. Proverbs 11:19 As righteousnes leadeth to life: so hee that followeth euill, seeketh his owne death. Proverbs 11:20 They that are of a froward heart, are abomination to the Lord: but they that are vpright in their way, are his delite. Proverbs 11:21 Though hande ioyne in hande, the wicked shall not be vnpunished: but the seede of the righteous shall escape. Proverbs 11:22 As a iewell of golde in a swines snoute: so is a faire woman, which lacketh discretion. Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous is onely good: but the hope of the wicked is indignation. Proverbs 11:24 There is that scattereth, and is more increased: but hee that spareth more then is right, surely commeth to pouertie. Proverbs 11:25 The liberall person shall haue plentie: and he that watereth, shall also haue raine. Proverbs 11:26 He that withdraweth the corne, the people will curse him: but blessing shalbe vpon the head of him that selleth corne. Proverbs 11:27 He that seeketh good things, getteth fauour: but he that seeketh euill, it shall come to him. Proverbs 11:28 He that trusteth in his riches, shall fall: but the righteous shall florish as a leafe. Proverbs 11:29 He that troubleth his owne house, shall inherite the winde, and the foole shalbe seruant to the wise in heart. Proverbs 11:30 The fruite of the righteous is as a tree of life, and he that winneth soules, is wise. Proverbs 11:31 Beholde, the righteous shalbe recompensed in the earth: howe much more the wicked and the sinner?

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