false balance is an abomination to the LORD: but a just
is his delight.
. .2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is
. .3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the
perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them.
. .4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness
delivereth from death.
. .5 The righteousness of the blameless shall direct his way: but the
wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
. .6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but
the treacherous shall be taken in their own desires.
. .7 When a wicked man dieth, his hope shall perish: and the
expectation of his power perisheth.
. .8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and it cometh upon the wicked
in his stead.
. .9 A godless man with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour: but
through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
. .10 When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth: and
when the wicked perish, there is glad shouting.
. .11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is
overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
. .12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man
of understanding holdeth his peace.
. .13 He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a
spirit concealeth the matter.
. .14 Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of
counsellors there is safety.
. .15 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: but he
that hateth suretyship is secure.
. .16 A gracious woman obtaineth honour: and violent men
. .17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is
cruel troubleth his own flesh.
. .18 The wicked earneth deceitful wages: but to him that soweth
righteousness shall be a sure reward.
. .19 He that is steadfast in righteousness attaineth life: but he
that pursueth evil
pursueth it to his own death.
. .20 They that are of a froward heart are an abomination to the LORD:
but such as are blameless in their ways are his delight.
. .21 Be assured that the wicked shall not be unpunished:
but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
. .22 As a ring of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman
which is without discretion.
. .23 The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation
of the wicked is wrath.
. .24 There is one that scattereth, and yet increaseth more and more;
and there is
one that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty.
. .25 The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall
be watered also himself.
. .26 He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him: but
blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
. .27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that
seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
. .28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous
shall flourish as a green leaf.
. .29 He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and
the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
. .30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that
winneth souls is wise.
. .31 If the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth, how much
more the wicked and the sinner!