1 A false
balance is abomination to the LORD:
but a just weight is his delight.
2 When pride cometh,
then cometh shame:
but with the lowly is wisdom.
3 The integrity of the upright shall
but the perverseness of transgressors
shall destroy them.
4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath:
but righteousness delivereth from death.
5 The righteousness of the perfect shall
direct his way:
but the wicked shall fall by his own
6 The righteousness of the upright shall
but transgressors shall be taken in
their own naughtiness.
7 When a wicked man dieth,
his expectation shall perish:
and the hope of unjust men perisheth.
8 The righteous is delivered out of
and the wicked cometh in his stead.
9 An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth
but through knowledge shall the just be
10 When it goeth well with the
the city rejoiceth:
and when the wicked perish, there is
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
but a man of understanding holdeth his
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
but he that is cruel troubleth his own
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
21 Though hand join in hand,
the wicked shall not be unpunished:
but the seed of the righteous shall be
22 As a jewel of gold in a swine's
so is a fair woman which is without
23 The desire of the righteous is only
but the expectation of the wicked is
24 There is that scattereth,
and yet increaseth;
and there is that withholdeth more than
but it tendeth to poverty.
25 The liberal soul shall be made fat:
and he that watereth shall be watered
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
but he that seeketh mischief, it shall
come unto him.
28 He that trusteth in his riches shall
but the righteous shall flourish as a
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
and he that winneth souls is wise.
the righteous shall be recompensed in
much more the wicked and the sinner.
Scripture taken from the Holy Bible,
King James Version of 1611