Provérbios 11

1 The LORD detests dishonest scales, ¶ but accurate weights find favor with him.

2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, ¶ but with humility comes wisdom.

3 The integrity of the upright guides them, ¶ but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.

4 Wealth is worthless in the day of wrath, ¶ but righteousness delivers from death.

5 The righteousness of the blameless makes their paths straight, ¶ but the wicked are brought down by their own wickedness.

6 The righteousness of the upright delivers them, ¶ but the unfaithful are trapped by evil desires.

7 Hopes placed in mortals die with them; ¶ all the promise of [^1] their power comes to nothing.

8 The righteous person is rescued from trouble, ¶ and it falls on the wicked instead.

9 With their mouths the godless destroy their neighbors, ¶ but through knowledge the righteous escape.

10 When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; ¶ when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.

11 Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, ¶ but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed.

12 Whoever derides their neighbor has no sense, ¶ but the one who has understanding holds their tongue.

13 A gossip betrays a confidence, ¶ but a trustworthy person keeps a secret.

14 For lack of guidance a nation falls, ¶ but victory is won through many advisers.

15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, ¶ but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.

16 A kindhearted woman gains honor, ¶ but ruthless men gain only wealth.

17 Those who are kind benefit themselves, ¶ but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.

18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages, ¶ but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.

19 Truly the righteous attain life, ¶ but whoever pursues evil finds death.

20 The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, ¶ but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.

21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, ¶ but those who are righteous will go free.

22 Like a gold ring in a pig's snout ¶ is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion.

23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good, ¶ but the hope of the wicked only in wrath.

24 One person gives freely, yet gains even more; ¶ another withholds unduly, but comes to poverty.

25 A generous person will prosper; ¶ whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.

26 People curse the one who hoards grain, ¶ but they pray God's blessing on the one who is willing to sell.

27 Whoever seeks good finds favor, ¶ but evil comes to one who searches for it.

28 Those who trust in their riches will fall, ¶ but the righteous will thrive like a green leaf.

29 Whoever brings ruin on their family will inherit only wind, ¶ and the fool will be servant to the wise.

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, ¶ and the one who is wise saves lives.

31 If the righteous receive their due on earth, ¶ how much more the ungodly and the sinner!