but an accurate weight3 is his delight.
11:2 When pride4 comes,5 then comes disgrace,6
but with humility7 comes8 wisdom.
11:3 The integrity of the upright guides them,9
but the crookedness of the unfaithful destroys them.10
11:4 Wealth does not profit in the day of wrath,11
but righteousness delivers from mortal danger.12
11:5 The righteousness of the blameless will make straight their way,13
but the wicked person will fall by his own wickedness.14
11:6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them,15
but the faithless will be captured16 by their own desires.17
11:7 When a wicked person dies, his expectation perishes,18
and the hope of his strength19 perishes.20
11:8 The righteous person is delivered21 out of trouble,
and the wicked turns up in his stead.22
11:9 With his speech23 the godless person24 destroys25 his neighbor,
but by knowledge26 the righteous will be delivered.
11:10 When the righteous do well,27 the city rejoices;28
when the wicked perish, there is joy.
11:11 A city is exalted by the blessing provided from29 the upright,
but it is destroyed by the counsel30 of the wicked.31
11:12 The one who denounces32 his neighbor lacks wisdom,33
but the one who has discernment34 keeps silent.35
11:13 The one who goes about slandering others36 reveals37 secrets,
but the one who is trustworthy38 conceals a matter.
11:14 When there is no guidance39 a nation falls,
but there is success40 in the abundance of counselors.
11:15 The one who puts up security for a stranger41 will surely have trouble,42
but whoever avoids43 shaking hands44 will be secure.
11:16 A generous woman45 gains honor,
and ruthless men46 seize wealth.47
11:17 A kind person48 benefits49 himself,50
but a cruel person brings himself trouble.51
11:18 The wicked person52 earns53 deceitful wages,54
but the one who sows55 righteousness reaps56 a genuine57 reward.58
11:19 True59 righteousness leads to60 life,
but the one who pursues evil pursues it61 to his own death.62
but those who are blameless in their ways65 are his delight.66
11:21 Be assured that67 the evil person will certainly be punished,68
but the descendants of the righteous69 will not suffer unjust judgment.70
11:22 Like a gold ring71 in a pig’s snout72
is73 a beautiful woman who rejects74 discretion.75
11:23 What the righteous desire76 leads77 only to good,
but what the wicked hope for78 leads79 to wrath.
11:24 One person is generous80 and yet grows more wealthy,81
but another withholds more than he should82 and comes to poverty.83
11:25 A generous person84 will be enriched,85
and the one who provides water86 for others87 will himself be satisfied.88
11:26 People will curse89 the one who withholds grain,90
but they will praise91 the one who sells it.92
11:27 The one who diligently seeks93 good seeks favor,
but the one who searches94 for evil – it will come to him.95
11:28 The one who trusts in his riches will fall,
but the righteous96 will flourish like a green leaf.97
11:29 The one who troubles98 his family99 will inherit nothing,100
and the fool101 will be a servant to the wise person.102
11:30 The fruit of the righteous is like103 a tree producing life,104
and the one who wins souls105 is wise.106
11:31 If the righteous are recompensed on earth,107
how much more108 the wicked sinner!109