|Ward Green Version, 2003||American Standard Version, 1901|
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1Jehovah's disgust is in scales that aren't right
1A perfect stoneweight is Jehovah's delight
2The coming of pride means a coming disgrace
2But wisdom is found in the lowly one's grace
3Integrity guides all the upright to joy
3Perversity treacherous ones will destroy
4So riches can't help when a judgment is due
4But righteousness saves out of death it is true
5As one's perfect rectitude straightens his way
5The wicked one's evil will cause him to stray
6The virtues of pure men do snatch from the fire
6But men without faith shall be caught by desire
7The death of the guilty will kill all his hope
7As vanity dies at the end of a rope
8The just is delivered from trouble it's true
8The wicked come in to receive what is due
9The mouth of a hypocrite ruins his friends
9By knowledge a righteous man honour defends
10A city has joy when the lawful win out
10When guilty men perish they let out a shout
11The blessings of true men will build up a town
11The words of the wrongful will pull it all down
12The one needing wisdom despises a friend
12The reasoning man keeps his peace to the end
13A man telling tales will some secret reveal
13The faithful in spirit a matter conceal
14Where counsel is lacking a nation will fall
14But safety is seeking the counsel of all
15The one who will guarantee strangers will pay
15It's safer to hate giving pledges they say
16A woman who's gracious will glory uphold
16And mighty men hold on to silver and gold
17A merciful man his own soul does treat well
17But cruel men do torture their own outer shell
18The man who is wicked does works untoward
18But he who sows justice will reap true reward
19As blamelessness ardent to living does tend
19So those who hunt evil will come to their end
20Abhorred by Jehovah the twisted of mind
20The way of the upright a joy he does find
21The bad in their dealings will never be free
21The fruit of the just shall be saved we agree
22As nosering of gold in a swine's lowly snout
22A maiden with beauty but reason without
23The longing of worthy ones only is glad
23An outburst of passion the hope of the bad
24As one who is scattering still may increase
24So wealth for a hoarder of riches will cease
25The generous man will himself be made fat
25And those who will water get watered at that
26Withholders of grain will be cursed truth to tell
26So blessed be the head of the one who will sell
27The seeker of good things will favour procure
27But one seeking evil finds trouble for sure
28One trusting in riches shall see overthrow
28But one who is just comes to flourish and grow
29One sheltering trouble inherits the wind
29The debt of a fool may a wise heart rescind
30The fruit of a just man is life like a tree
30And one winning souls will be wise to a tee
31Behold now the righteous for he's not afraid
31His stay on the earth will be handsomely paid
31And wicked or sinner how dare one ignore
31So shall he be paid but a thousand times more
© 2003-2004 Ward Green. All rights reserved.
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!