Darby's English Translation

Proverbs 10

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Chapter 11

1

 

  A false balance is an abomination to Jehovah; but a just weight is his delight.  

 

 


2

 

  [When] pride cometh, then cometh shame; but with the lowly is wisdom.  

 

 


3

 

  The integrity of the upright guideth them; but the crookedness of the unfaithful destroyeth them.  

 

 


4

 

  Wealth profiteth not in the day of wrath; but righteousness delivereth from death.  

 

 


5

 

  The righteousness of the perfect maketh plain his way; but the wicked falleth by his own wickedness.  

 

 


6

 

  The righteousness of the upright delivereth them; but the treacherous are taken in their own craving.  

 

 


7

 

  When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish; and the hope of evil [men] perisheth.  

 

 


8

 

  The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.  

 

 


9

 

  With his mouth a hypocrite destroyeth his neighbour; but through knowledge are the righteous delivered.  

 

 


10

 

  When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth; and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.  

 

 


11

 

  By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.  

 

 


12

 

  He that despiseth his neighbour is void of heart; but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.  

 

 


13

 

  He that goeth about talebearing revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.  

 

 


14

 

  Where no advice is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.  

 

 


15

 

  It goeth ill with him that is surety for another; but he that hateth suretyship is secure.  

 

 


16

 

  A gracious woman retaineth honour; and the violent retain riches.  

 

 


17

 

  The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; but the cruel troubleth his own flesh.  

 

 


18

 

  The wicked worketh a deceitful work; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.  

 

 


19

 

  As righteousness [tendeth] to life, so he that pursueth evil [doeth it] to his own death.  

 

 


20

 

  The perverse in heart are abomination to Jehovah; but they that are perfect in [their] way are his delight.  

 

 


21

 

  Hand for hand! an evil [man] shall not be held innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.  

 

 


22

 

  A fair woman who is without discretion, is [as] a gold ring in a swine's snout.  

 

 


23

 

  The desire of the righteous is only good; the expectation of the wicked is wrath.  

 

 


24

 

  There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is right, but [it tendeth] only to want.  

 

 


25

 

  The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.  

 

 


26

 

  He that withholdeth corn, the people curse him; but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.  

 

 


27

 

  He that is earnest after good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for mischief, it shall come upon him.  

 

 


28

 

  He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a leaf.  

 

 


29

 

  He that troubleth his own house shall inherit wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.  

 

 


30

 

  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and the wise winneth souls.  

 

 


31

 

  Behold, the righteous shall be requited on the earth: how much more the wicked and the sinner.  

 

 


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