And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. Bible Gateway Plus puts a library of commentaries and Greek & Hebrew language tools right in your pocket. 3:3], Job 31:29; Prov. And a furious man abounds in transgression. Read verse in New King James Version 11 Dishonest[a]scales arean abomination to the Lord, But a [b]just weight isHis delight. 7 (IK)The righteous man walks in his integrity;(IL)His children are blessed after him. Proverbs 11:31 Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. 16 (FJ)How much better to get wisdom than gold!And to get understanding is to be chosen rather than silver. Every action will be followed by a reaction. Yet they prepare their food in the summer; And wine to those who are bitter of heart. And let her own works praise her in the gates. 8 A present is a precious stone in the eyes of its possessor;Wherever he turns, he prospers. Ultimately, God’s justice will prevail in every life. But the poor who has understanding searches him out. 4 The (EW)Lord has made all for Himself,(EX)Yes, even the wicked for the day of [ar]doom. 5 (OE)Open rebuke is betterThan love carefully concealed. 10 Who can find a virtuous woman? Related Commentaries for Proverbs 11. 3 The foolishness of a man twists his way,And his heart frets against the Lord. 5:44; Rom. 28 In a multitude of people is a king’s honor,But in the lack of people is the downfall of a prince. Proverbs 11:31 New King James Version << Proverbs 10 | Proverbs 11 | Proverbs 12 >> 31 If the righteous will be recompensed on the earth, How much more the ungodly and the sinner. For the way of the wicked leads them astray. 5 The thoughts of the righteous are right,But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.6 (AK)The words of the wicked are, “Lie in wait for blood,”(AL)But the mouth of the upright will deliver them. 15 (AX)The way of a fool is right in his own eyes,But he who heeds counsel is wise.16 (AY)A fool’s wrath is known at once,But a prudent man covers shame. 20 (IY)Whoever curses his father or his mother,(IZ)His lamp will be put out in deep darkness. Who has established all the ends of the earth? 9 (FC)A man’s heart plans his way,(FD)But the Lord directs his steps. 3 A man is not established by wickedness,But the (AH)root of the righteous cannot be moved. 23 (HZ)The fear of the Lord leads to life,And he who has it will abide in satisfaction;He will not be visited with evil. 18 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous,And the unfaithful for the upright. But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered. But the soul of the unfaithful feeds on violence. 20:10, 23; Mic. Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, But righteousness delivers from death. 51:5; Eccl. 21 (JA)An inheritance gained hastily at the beginning(JB)Will not be blessed at the end. 23 A wicked man accepts a bribe [bf]behind the backTo pervert the ways of justice. His wickedness will be revealed before the assembly. 5 A man who (PV)flatters his neighborSpreads a net for his feet. 4 (BL)The soul of a lazy man desires, and has nothing;But the soul of the diligent shall be made rich. Proverbs 11:31 - NKJ - If the righteous will be recompensed on the earth,... Study verse in the New King James 30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise. 8 (DN)The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,But the prayer of the upright is His delight.9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord,But He loves him who (DO)follows righteousness. Font Size. 14 He who blesses his friend with a loud voice, rising early in the morning,It will be counted a curse to him. 21 (PI)To [ec]show partiality is not good,(PJ)Because for a piece of bread a man will transgress. 28 (JG)Mercy and truth preserve the king,And by [bz]lovingkindness he upholds his throne. 8 The ransom of a man’s life is his riches,But the poor does not hear rebuke. Not only will the righteous reap what they sow in this present world, but so will the wicked and even more so. 30 I went by the field of the lazy man,And by the vineyard of the man devoid of understanding;31 And there it was, (MQ)all overgrown with thorns;Its surface was covered with nettles;Its stone wall was broken down.32 When I saw it, I considered it well;I looked on it and received instruction:33 (MR)A little sleep, a little slumber,A little folding of the hands to rest;34 (MS)So shall your poverty come like [dg]a prowler,And your need like [dh]an armed man. 25 The (JX)desire of the lazy man kills him,For his hands refuse to labor.26 He covets greedily all day long,But the righteous (JY)gives and does not spare. 15 A (DH)soft answer turns away wrath,But (DI)a harsh word stirs up anger.2 The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly,(DJ)But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. 28 (NN)Whoever has no rule over his own spiritIs like a city broken down, without walls. 16 (DX)Better is a little with the fear of the Lord,Than great treasure with trouble.17 (DY)Better is a dinner of [ak]herbs where love is,Than a fatted calf with hatred. Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth, etc. 16:7; 2 Chr. 23:1; Deut. 7 Excellent speech is not becoming to a fool,Much less lying lips to a prince. 27 It is not good to eat much honey;So (NM)to seek one’s own glory is not glory. 15:22; Prov. 29 (CY)He who is slow to wrath has great understanding,But he who is [ac]impulsive exalts folly. 20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction,That you may be wise (HX)in your latter days. 6:17, Gen. 9:21; Prov. 8 Like a bird that wanders from its nestIs a man who wanders from his place. His mouth must not transgress in judgment. 3 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself,But the simple pass on and are (KF)punished. 11:1; Neh. Pro 11:3 The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. 17 Better is (FR)a dry morsel with quietness,Than a house full of [ay]feasting with strife. And plunder the soul of those who plunder them. 9 (CK)Fools mock at [x]sin,But among the upright there is favor. Bible Language English. Read Proverbs 11:31 in NKJV and NIV using our online parallel Bible. 19 A servant will not be corrected by mere words;For though he understands, he will not respond. Lest he become weary of you and hate you. 15 It is a joy for the just to do justice,But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity. But a man of wicked intentions He will condemn. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink 15:58, 2 Sam. 7 (BN)There is one who makes himself rich, yet has nothing;And one who makes himself poor, yet has great riches. 8 Scoffers (PX)set a city aflame,But wise men turn away wrath. 19 He who loves transgression loves strife,And (GG)he who exalts his gate seeks destruction. 16:9; Is. Proverbs 12:1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, But he who hates correction is stupid. 5 (QR)Every word of God is [ek]pure;(QS)He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.6 (QT)Do not add to His words,Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar. 28 A lying tongue hates those who are crushed by it,And a flattering mouth works (OA)ruin. But when they perish, the righteous increase. Cancel. John Darby’s Synopsis; The Geneva Study Bible; 4:11, Deut. For though he understands, he will not respond. 2 All the ways of a man are pure in his own (EU)eyes,But the Lord weighs the spirits. 5:18], Deut. 18 (DZ)A wrathful man stirs up strife,But he who is slow to anger allays contention. 3 In the mouth of a fool is a rod of pride,(CF)But the lips of the wise will preserve them. 7:9; James 1:19, Gen. 49:18; Job 13:15; [Ps. 8 A king who sits on the throne of judgmentScatters all evil with his eyes. 12 (CM)There is a way that seems right to a man,But (CN)its end is the way of (CO)death. 19:15; Deut. 4 (KY)Do not overwork to be rich;(KZ)Because of your own understanding, cease!5 [ct]Will you set your eyes on that which is not?For riches certainly make themselves wings;They fly away like an eagle toward heaven. 22 (OO)Though you grind a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain,Yet his foolishness will not depart from him. 13 (JR)Whoever shuts his ears to the cry of the poorWill also cry himself and not be heard. Bible Language English. But perverseness in it breaks the spirit. 15 There is gold and a multitude of rubies,But (IR)the lips of knowledge are a precious jewel. 8 He who (LY)plots to do evilWill be called a [db]schemer.9 The devising of foolishness is sin,And the scoffer is an abomination to men. 15 Do not lie in wait, O wicked man, against the dwelling of the righteous;Do not plunder his resting place;16 (MF)For a righteous man may fall seven timesAnd rise again,(MG)But the wicked shall fall by calamity. 13 (LE)Do not withhold correction from a child,For if you beat him with a rod, he will not die.14 You shall beat him with a rod,And deliver his soul from [cw]hell. The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the perversity of the unfaithful will destroy them. 25:36; Prov. 17 As iron sharpens iron,So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. 16:2]; Is. 22 (QI)An angry man stirs up strife,And a furious man abounds in transgression. 11 (A)Dishonest[a] scales are an abomination to the Lord,But a [b]just weight is His delight. World English Bible Until his neighbor comes and examines him. 3:9], Lev. New International Version (NIV) 3 (DK)The eyes of the Lord are in every place,Keeping watch on the evil and the good. 13 (HO)A foolish son is the ruin of his father,(HP)And the contentions of a wife are a continual [bo]dripping. 10 (KL)Cast out the scoffer, and contention will leave;Yes, strife and reproach will cease. 3 (EV)Commit[aq] your works to the Lord,And your thoughts will be established. 23 A man has joy by the answer of his mouth,And (EF)a word spoken [am]in due season, how good it is! 3:10, 11]; Hos. 17 (IT)Bread gained by deceit is sweet to a man,But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel. 2 When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble iswisdom. 35 (DG)The king’s favor is toward a wise servant,But his wrath is against him who causes shame. 26 (QM)Many seek the ruler’s [ej]favor,But justice for man comes from the Lord. 7 The (KH)rich rules over the poor,And the borrower is servant to the lender. The Proverbs of Solomon 1 a Dishonest 1 scales are an abomination to the LORD, But a 2 just weight is His delight. And do not despise your mother when she is old. 4:18], 2 Chr. NKJV: New King James Version . Used by permission. 16:9; Job 34:21; Prov. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. 21 (GZ)Death and life are in the power of the tongue,And those who love it will eat its fruit. NKJV, Ancient-Modern Bible, Comfort Print: One faith. 26 He who mistreats his father and chases away his motherIs (ID)a son who causes shame and brings reproach. 13:16, The NKJV, American Patriot's Bible, Hardcover: The Word of God and the Shaping of America, NKJV, Bride's Bible, Leathersoft, White, Red Letter, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, New King James Version, NKJV, Open Bible, Red Letter Edition, Comfort Print: Complete Reference System, NKJV Word Study Bible: 1,700 Key Words that Unlock the Meaning of the Bible, NKJV, Vines Expository Bible, Comfort Print: A Guided Journey Through the Scriptures with Pastor Jerry Vines, NKJV, Lucado Encouraging Word Bible, Comfort Print: Holy Bible, New King James Version. 15 The rod and rebuke give (QD)wisdom,But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. Proverbs 10:1–11:31 Wise Sayings of Solomon. 20 (OL)Hell[dx] and [dy]Destruction are never full;So (OM)the eyes of man are never satisfied. Considering how safe, and quiet, and easy the humble are, we see that with the lowly is … 14 The wise woman builds her house,But the foolish pulls it down with her hands. 3:9], 1 Sam. 7:26; Hos. 9 Ointment and perfume delight the heart,And the sweetness of a man’s friend gives delight by [du]hearty counsel. 6:22; 2 Chr. 9 (AO)Better is the one who is [m]slighted but has a servant,Than he who honors himself but lacks bread. Change Language {{#items}} {{local_title}} 25 As cold water to a weary soul,So is (NL)good news from a far country. Proverbs 11:29 The Proverbs of Solomon. For all the saints. 10 If you (LZ)faint in the day of adversity,Your strength is small. 23 (BE)A prudent man conceals knowledge,But the heart of fools proclaims foolishness. 4:32; Col. 3:13, Gen. 27:28; Deut. And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city. Share. Verse 1 However men may make light of giving short weight or measure, and however common such crimes may be, they are an abomination to the Lord. 27 (MN)Prepare your outside work,Make it fit for yourself in the field;And afterward build your house. Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy. 23 The poor man uses entreaties,But the rich answers (HB)roughly. 18 Casting (GX)lots causes contentions to cease,And keeps the mighty apart. If the righteous will be recompensed on the earth, How much more the ungodly and the sinner. 18 (OK)Whoever [dw]keeps the fig tree will eat its fruit;So he who waits on his master will be honored. Than he who honors himself but lacks bread. 29 He who troubles his own house d will inherit the wind, And the fool will be e servant to the wise of heart. 13 (KN)The lazy man says, “There is a lion outside!I shall be slain in the streets!”. NKJV: New King James Version . 2 (OC)Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth;A stranger, and not your own lips. 22 (LJ)Listen to your father who begot you,And do not despise your mother when she is old. 23 (PL)He who rebukes a man will find more favor afterwardThan he who flatters with the tongue. 19:35, 36; Deut. King James Version Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner. 26 He who gives a right answer kisses the lips. 24 (LL)The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice,And he who begets a wise child will delight in him.25 Let your father and your mother be glad,And let her who bore you rejoice. 21 My son, (MJ)fear the Lord and the king;Do not associate with those given to change;22 For their calamity will rise suddenly,And who knows the ruin those two can bring? 19 A desire accomplished is sweet to the soul,But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. 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