Proverbs 11 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 11


Proverbs 11:1

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

Proverbs 11:2

When pride cometh, then cometh shame; But with the lowly is wisdom.

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright shall guide them; But the perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them.

Proverbs 11:4

Riches profit not in the day of wrath; But righteousness delivereth from death.

Proverbs 11:5

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way; But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Proverbs 11:6

The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them; But the treacherous shall be taken in their own iniquity.

Proverbs 11:7

When a wicked man dieth, [his] expectation shall perish; And the hope of iniquity perisheth.

Proverbs 11:8

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

Proverbs 11:9

With his mouth the godless man destroyeth his neighbor; But through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered.

Proverbs 11:10

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

Proverbs 11:11

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

Proverbs 11:12

He that despiseth his neighbor is void of wisdom; But a man of understanding holdeth his peace.

Proverbs 11:13

He that goeth about as a tale-bearer revealeth secrets; But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter.

Proverbs 11:14

Where no wise guidance is, the people falleth; But in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

Proverbs 11:15

He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; But he that hateth suretyship is secure.

Proverbs 11:16

A gracious woman obtaineth honor; And violent men obtain riches.

Proverbs 11:17

The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; But he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

Proverbs 11:18

The wicked earneth deceitful wages; But he that soweth righteousness [hath] a sure reward.

Proverbs 11:19

He that is stedfast in righteousness [shall attain] unto life; And he that pursueth evil [doeth it] to his own death.

Proverbs 11:20

They that are perverse in heart are an abomination to Jehovah; But such as are perfect in [their] way are his delight.

Proverbs 11:21

[Though] hand [join] in hand, the evil man shall not be unpunished; But the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

Proverbs 11:22

[As] a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, [So is] a fair woman that is without discretion.

Proverbs 11:23

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

Proverbs 11:24

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

Proverbs 11:25

The liberal soul shall be made fat; And he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

Proverbs 11:26

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

Proverbs 11:27

He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favor; But he that searcheth after evil, it shall come unto him.

Proverbs 11:28

He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; But the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.

Proverbs 11:29

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

Proverbs 11:30

The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; And he that is wise winneth souls.

Proverbs 11:31

Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: How much more the wicked and the sinner!

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