|A false balance is an abomination to the LORD, |
but a just weight is his delight.
|When pride comes, then comes disgrace; |
but with the humble is wisdom.
|The integrity of the upright guides them, |
but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.
|Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, |
but righteousness delivers from death.
|The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, |
but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.
|The righteousness of the upright delivers them, |
but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.
|When the wicked dies, his hope perishes, |
and the expectation of the godless comes to nought.
|The righteous is delivered from trouble, |
and the wicked gets into it instead.
|With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, |
but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.
|When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; |
and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.
|By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, |
but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
|He who belittles his neighbor lacks sense, |
but a man of understanding remains silent.
|He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets, |
but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing hidden.
|Where there is no guidance, a people falls; |
but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.
|He who gives surety for a stranger will smart for it, |
but he who hates suretyship is secure.
|A gracious woman gets honor, |
and violent men get riches.
|A man who is kind benefits himself, |
but a cruel man hurts himself.
|A wicked man earns deceptive wages, |
but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.
|He who is steadfast in righteousness will live, |
but he who pursues evil will die.
|Men of perverse mind are an abomination to the LORD, |
but those of blameless ways are his delight.
|Be assured, an evil man will not go unpunished, |
but those who are righteous will be delivered.
|Like a gold ring in a swine's snout |
is a beautiful woman without discretion.
|The desire of the righteous ends only in good; |
the expectation of the wicked in wrath.
|One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; |
another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
|A liberal man will be enriched, |
and one who waters will himself be watered.
|The people curse him who holds back grain, |
but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.
|He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, |
but evil comes to him who searches for it.
|He who trusts in his riches will wither, |
but the righteous will flourish like a green leaf.
|He who troubles his household will inherit wind, |
and the fool will be servant to the wise.
|The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, |
but lawlessness takes away lives.
|If the righteous is requited on earth,|
how much more the wicked and the sinner!
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