1 Dishonest scales are detestable to the Lord, but an accurate weight is His delight.
2 When pride comes, disgrace follows, but with humility comes wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the perversity of the treacherous destroys them.
4 Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath, but righteousness rescues from death.
5 The righteousness of the blameless clears his path, but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright rescues them, but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires.
7 When the wicked man dies, his expectation comes to nothing, and hope placed in wealth vanishes.
8 The righteous one is rescued from trouble; in his place, the wicked one goes in.
9 With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.
10 When the righteous thrive, a city rejoices, and when the wicked die, there is joyful shouting.
Proverbs 11:1-10 (HCSB)
11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the
12 He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour: but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
13 A talebearer revealeth secrets: but he that is of a faithful 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: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.
16 A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.
17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
19 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
20 They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the Lord: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
Proverbs 11:11-20 (KJV)
21 Be assured that the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape.
22 A beautiful woman who rejects good sense is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.
23 The desire of the righteous turns out well, but the hope of the wicked leads to wrath.
24 One person gives freely, yet gains more; another withholds what is right, only to become poor.
25 A generous person will be enriched, and the one who gives a drink of water will receive water.
26 People will curse anyone who hoards grain, but a blessing will come to the one who sells it.
27 The one who searches for what is good finds favor, but if someone looks for trouble, it will come to him.
28 Anyone trusting in his riches will fall, but the righteous will flourish like foliage.
29 The one who brings ruin on his household will inherit the wind, and a fool will be a slave to someone whose heart is wise.
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, but violence takes lives.
31 If the righteous will be repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and sinful.
Proverbs 11:21-31 (HCSB)
16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
Proverbs 16:16-20 (KJV)
40 And the King will answer them, I assure you: Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.
Matthew 25:40 (HCSB)
35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
Mark 4:35 (KJV)
16 Rejoice always!
17 Pray constantly.
18 Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (HCSB)