But †a just weight is his delight.
2 bWhen pride cometh, then cometh shame:
But with the clowly is wisdom.
3 dThe integrity of the upright shall guide them:
But dthe perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
eBut righteousness delivereth from death.
5 The righteousness of the perfect shall †direct his way:
But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
6 The righteousness of the upright gshall deliver them:
But transgressors hshall be taken in their own naughtiness.
7 When a wicked man dieth, ihis expectation shall perish:
And jthe hope of unjust men perisheth.
8 kThe righteous is delivered out of trouble,
And the wicked cometh in his stead.
9 An jhypocrite with his mouth destroyeth his neighbour:
lBut through knowledge shall the just be delivered.
10 mWhen it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth:
And when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
But it is oooverthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
But a man of understanding holdeth his peace.
13 †A talebearer revealeth secrets:
But he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth the matter.
pBut in the multitude of counsellers there is safety.
And he that hateth †suretiship is sure.
16 sA gracious woman retaineth honour:
And tstrong men retain riches.
17 uThe merciful man doeth good to his own soul:
But he that is wcruel troubleth his own flesh.
But to xhim that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
19 As righteousness tendeth yto life:
So zhe that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
20 They that are aof a froward heart are abomination to the Lord:
21 dThough hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished:
But ethe seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
22 As fa jewel of gold in a swine’s snout,
But the expectation of the wicked is gwrath.
And there is that withholdeth more than is meet, ibut it tendeth to poverty.
And kkhe that watereth shall be watered also himself.
26 He that withholdeth corn, lthe people shall curse him:
But blessing shall be upon the head of him that llselleth it.
27 He that mdiligently seeketh good procureth favour:
But nhe that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.
28 oHe that trusteth in his riches shall fall:
29 He that troubleth his own house rshall inherit the wind:
And the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.
31 uBehold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth:
Much more the wicked and the sinner.
About King James Version
This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.