11:1 The LORD abhors dishonest scales, but accurate weights are his delight.

11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

11:4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

11:5 The righteousness of the blameless makes a straight way for them, but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.

11:6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.

11:7 When a wicked man dies, his hope perishes; all he expected from his power comes to nothing.

11:8 The righteous man is rescued from trouble, and it comes on the wicked instead.

11:9 With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous escape.

11:10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.

11:11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.

11:12 A man who lacks judgment derides his neighbor, but a man of understanding holds his tongue.

11:13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret.

11:14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, but many advisers make victory sure.

11:15 He who puts up security for another will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to strike hands in pledge is safe.

11:16 A kindhearted woman gains respect, but ruthless men gain only wealth.

11:17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself.

11:18 The wicked man earns deceptive wages, but he who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

11:19 The truly righteous man attains life, but he who pursues evil goes to his death.

11:20 The LORD detests men of perverse heart but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.

11:21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.

11:22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.

11:23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.

11:24 One man gives freely, yet gains even more; another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

11:25 A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

11:26 People curse the man who hoards grain, but blessing crowns him who is willing to sell.

11:27 He who seeks good finds goodwill, but evil comes to him who searches for it.

11:28 Whoever trusts in his riches will fall, but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

11:29 He who brings trouble on his family will inherit only wind, and the fool will be servant to the wise.

11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.

11:31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, how much more the ungodly and the sinner!