Proverbs 11
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1FALSE scales are an abomination to the LORD; but just weights are his delight.

2Where baseness comes, then comes shame; but with the meek is wisdom.

3The hope of the upright shall be granted; but the pride of the wicked shall be destroyed.

4Riches profit not in the day of wrath; but righteousness delivers from death.

5The righteousness of the upright shall direct his way; but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

6The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them; but the transgressors shall be caught in their own wickedness.

7When a wicked man dies, his expectation perishes; and the hope of the evil doers perishes.

8The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his stead.

9With his mouth a wicked man destroys his neighbor; but through knowledge shall the righteous be strengthened.

10When it goes well with the righteous, the city becomes powerful; and when the wicked perish, there is rejoicing.

11By the blessings of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

12He who despises his neighbor lacks understanding; but a man of prudence lives in peace.

13An adversary reveals secrets; but he who is faithful in his spirit conceals the matter.

14A people who have no leader shall fall; but in the multitude of counsels there is deliverance.

15The wicked oppresses the righteous when he meets him, because he hates those who wait and hope.

16A gracious woman sustains the honor of her husband; a woman who hates the truth is the seat of dishonor. Lazy men are in want even when they are rich; and strong men retain knowledge.

17A pious man does good to his soul; but he who is cruel destroys his own flesh.

18The wicked man does a deceitful work; but he who sows righteousness has a true reward.

19A son who is reared in righteousness lives long; but he who pursues evil pursues it to his own death.

20Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD; but those who are upright in their way are his delight.

21He who stretches out his hand against his neighbor shall not go unpunished: but the offspring of the righteous shall be delivered.

22Like a ring of gold in a swine's snout, so is a beautiful woman without discretion.

23The desire of the righteous is only good; but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

24There is he who scatters his own seed abroad, and yet brings in plenty; and there is he who gathers that which is not his, and yet has less.

25The liberal soul shall be enriched; and the accursed one shall be cursed more.

26He who holds back grain in the day of distress shall fall into the hands of his enemies; but a blessing shall be upon the head of him who sells it.

27He who diligently seeks good procures favor; but he who seeks mischief, it shall come upon him.

28He who trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish like green leaves.

29He who builds his house with deceit shall leave to his children sorrows; and he who fails to make his household tranquil shall bequeath the wind to his children; and the fool shall be servant to the wise.

30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; but the souls of the wicked shall be driven out.

31If the righteous lives in difficulty, how much more the wicked and the sinner!

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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