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A false balance is abomination to the LORD:
but a just weight is his delight.
When pride cometh,
then cometh shame:
but with the lowly is wisdom.
The integrity of the upright shall guide them:
but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
Riches profit not in the day of wrath:
but righteousness delivereth from death.
The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way:
but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them:
but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness.
When a wicked man dieth,
his expectation shall perish:
and the hope of unjust men perisheth.
The righteous is delivered out of trouble,
and the wicked cometh in his stead.
An hypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour:
but through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
When it goeth well with the righteous,
the city rejoiceth:
and when the wicked perish,
there is shouting.
By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted:
but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
He that is void of wisdom despiseth his neighbour:
but a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
A talebearer revealeth secrets:
but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
Where no counsel is,
the people fall:
but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it:
and he that hateth suretiship is sure.
A gracious woman retaineth honour:
and strong men retain riches.
The merciful man doeth good to his own soul:
but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
The wicked worketh a deceitful work:
but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
As righteousness tendeth to life:
so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD:
but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
Though hand join in hand,
the wicked shall not be unpunished:
but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout,
so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
The desire of the righteous is only good:
but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.
There is that scattereth,
and yet increaseth;
and there is that withholdeth more than is meet,
but it tendeth to poverty.
The liberal soul shall be made fat:
and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.
He that withholdeth corn,
the people shall curse him:
but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.
He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour:
but he that seeketh mischief,
it shall come unto him.
He that trusteth in his riches shall fall;
but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind:
and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life;
and he that winneth souls is wise.
the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth:
much more the wicked and the sinner.