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11 Dishonest scales are detestable to the Lord,ae

but an accurate weight is his delight.af

When arrogance comes, disgrace follows,

but with humility comes wisdom.ag

The integrity of the upright guides them,ah

but the perversity of the treacherous destroys them.ai

Wealth is not profitable on a day of wrath,

but righteousness rescues from death.a

The righteousness of the blameless clears his path,

but the wicked person will fall because of his wickedness.

The righteousness of the upright rescues them,

but the treacherous are trapped by their own desires.b

When the wicked person dies,

his expectation comes to nothing,

and hope placed in wealthA,B vanishes.c

The righteous one is rescued from trouble;

in his place, the wicked one goes in.d

With his mouth the ungodly destroys his neighbor,

but through knowledge the righteous are rescued.

10 When the righteous thrive, a city rejoices;e

when the wicked die, there is joyful shouting.*

11 A city is built up by the blessing of the upright,f

but it is torn down by the mouth of the wicked.g

12 Whoever shows contempt for his neighbor lacks sense,

but a person with understanding keeps silent.h

13 A gossip goes around revealing a secret,

but a trustworthy person keeps a confidence.i

14 Without guidance, a people will fall,

but with many counselors there is deliverance.j

15 If someone puts up security for a stranger,

he will suffer for it,k

but the one who hates such agreements is protected.

16 A gracious woman gains honor,

but violentC people gain only riches.

17 A kind man benefits himself,l

but a cruel person brings ruin on himself.m

18 The wicked person earns an empty wage,

but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.n

19 Genuine righteousness leads to life,o

but pursuing evil leads to death.p

20 Those with twisted minds are detestable to the Lord,

but those with blameless conduct are his delight.q

21 Be assuredD that a wicked person

will not go unpunished,r

but the offspring of the righteous will escape.

22 A beautiful woman who rejects good sense

is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.s

23 The desire of the righteous turns out well,t

but the hope of the wicked leads to wrath.u

24 One person gives freely,

yet gains more;v

another withholds what is right,

only to become poor.w

25 A generous person will be enriched,x

and the one who gives a drink of water

will receive water.y

26 People will cursez anyone who hoards grain,

but a blessing will come to the one who sells it.aa

27 The one who searches for what is goodab seeks favor,

but if someone looks for trouble, it will come to him.a

28 Anyone trusting in his riches will fall,b

but the righteous will flourish like foliage.c

29 The one who brings ruin on his householdd

will inherit the wind,e

and a fool will be a slave

to someone whose heart is wise.

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,f

but a cunning person takes lives.

31 If the righteous will be repaid on earth,

how much more the wicked and sinful.g


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The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

The CSB is trustworthy: the conservative, evangelical scholars of the CSB affirm the authority of Scripture as the inerrant Word of God and seek the highest level of faithfulness to the original and accuracy in their translation. These scholars and LifeWay, the non-profit ministry that stewards the CSB, also champion the Bible against cultural trends that would compromise its truths.

The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.


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