Bible Text & Cross-references:
1 A deceitful balance* is an abomination before the Lord: and a just
weight is his will.
2 Where pride is, there also shall be reproach: *but where humility is,
there also is wisdom.
3 The simplicity of the just shall guide them: and the deceitfulness
of the wicked shall destroy them.
4 *Riches shall not profit in the day of revenge: but justice shall deliver
5 The justice of the upright shall make his way prosperous: and the wicked
man shall fall by his own wickedness.
6 The justice of the righteous shall deliver them: and the unjust shall
be caught in their own snares.
7 When the wicked man is dead, there shall be no hope any more: and the
expectation of the solicitous shall perish.
8 The just is delivered out of distress: and the wicked shall be given
up for him.
9 The dissembler with his mouth deceiveth his friend: but the just shall
be delivered by knowledge.
10 When it goeth well with the just, the city shall rejoice: and when
the wicked perish, there shall be praise.
11 By the blessing of the just the city shall be exalted: and by the
mouth of the wicked it shall be overthrown.
12 He that despiseth his friend, is mean of heart: but the wise man will
hold his peace.
13 He that walketh deceitfully, revealeth secrets: but he that is faithful,
concealeth the thing committed to him by his friend.
14 Where there is no governor, the people shall fall: but there is safety
where there is much counsel.
15 He shall be afflicted with evil, that is surety for a stranger: but
he that is aware of the snares, shall be secure.
16 A gracious woman shall find glory: and the strong shall have riches.
17 A merciful man doth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel casteth
off even his own kindred.
18 The wicked maketh an unsteady work: but to him that soweth justice,
there is a faithful reward.
19 Clemency prepareth life: and the pursuing of evil things death.
20 A perverse heart is abominable to the Lord: and his will is in them
that walk sincerely.
21 Hand in hand the evil man shall not be innocent: but the seed of the
just shall be saved.
22 A golden ring in a swine's snout, a woman fair and foolish.
23 The desire of the just is all good, the expectation of the wicked
24 Some distribute their own goods, and grow richer: others take away
what is not their own, and are always in want.
25 The soul that blesseth, shall be made fat: and he that inebriateth,
shall be inebriated also himself.
26 He that hideth up corn, shall be cursed among the people: but a blessing
upon the head of them that sell.
27 Well doth he rise early who seeketh good things: but he that seeketh
after evil things, shall be oppressed by them.
28 He that trusteth in his riches shall fall: but the just shall spring
up as a green leaf.
29 He that troubleth his own house, shall inherit the winds: and the
fool shall serve the wise.
30 The fruit of the just man is a tree of life: and he that gaineth
souls is wise.
31 *If the just man receive in the earth, how much more the wicked and
1: Proverbs xx. 10. and 23.
2: Proverbs xv. 33.
4: Proverbs x. 2.
31: 1 Peter iv. 18.