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Proverbs 11.16-31


16 A gracious woman gets honour,
   but she who hates virtue is covered with shame.*
The timid become destitute,*
   but the aggressive gain riches.
17 Those who are kind reward themselves,
   but the cruel do themselves harm.
18 The wicked earn no real gain,
   but those who sow righteousness get a true reward.
19 Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live,
   but whoever pursues evil will die.
20 Crooked minds are an abomination to the Lord,
   but those of blameless ways are his delight.
21 Be assured, the wicked will not go unpunished,
   but those who are righteous will escape.
22 Like a gold ring in a pig’s snout
   is a beautiful woman without good sense.
23 The desire of the righteous ends only in good;
   the expectation of the wicked in wrath.
24 Some give freely, yet grow all the richer;
   others withhold what is due, and only suffer want.
25 A generous person will be enriched,
   and one who gives water will get water.
26 The people curse those who hold back grain,
   but a blessing is on the head of those who sell it.
27 Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favour,
   but evil comes to the one who searches for it.
28 Those who trust in their riches will wither,*
   but the righteous will flourish like green leaves.
29 Those who trouble their households will inherit wind,
   and the fool will be servant to the wise.
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
   but violence* takes lives away.
31 If the righteous are repaid on earth,
   how much more the wicked and the sinner!

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