EveryMans NLT Proverbs - Page 18



Proverbs 11 | page 844
24
The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled;
the hopes of the godly will be granted.
25
When the storms of life come, the wicked
are whirled away,
but the godly have a lasting foundation.
26
Lazy people irritate their employers,
like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in
the eyes.
27
Fear of the LORD lengthens one’s life,
but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28
for they rely on their own feeble
strength.
8
The godly are rescued from trouble,
and it falls on the wicked instead.
9
With their words, the godless destroy
their friends,
but knowledge will rescue the righteous.
10
The whole city celebrates when the godly
succeed;
they shout for joy when the wicked die.
The hopes of the godly result in happiness,
but the expectations of the wicked
come to nothing.
11
Upright citizens are good for a city and
make it prosper,
but the talk of the wicked tears it apart.
29
The way of the LORD is a stronghold
to those with integrity,
but it destroys the wicked.
12
It is foolish to belittle one’s neighbor;
a sensible person keeps quiet.
13
30
The godly will never be disturbed,
but the wicked will be removed from
the land.
A gossip goes around telling secrets,
but those who are trustworthy can keep
a confidence.
14
31
The mouth of the godly person gives
wise advice,
but the tongue that deceives will be
cut off.
Without wise leadership, a nation falls;
there is safety in having many advisers.
15
There’s danger in putting up security for
a stranger’s debt;
it’s safer not to guarantee another
person’s debt.
16
A gracious woman gains respect,
but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17
Your kindness will reward you,
but your cruelty will destroy you.
18
Evil people get rich for the moment,
but the reward of the godly will last.
32
The lips of the godly speak helpful words,
but the mouth of the wicked speaks
perverse words.
11
1
The LORD detests the use of
dishonest scales,
but he delights in accurate
weights.
2
Pride leads to disgrace,
but with humility comes wisdom.
19
Godly people find life;
evil people find death.
3
Honesty guides good people;
dishonesty destroys treacherous people.
20
4
Riches won’t help on the day of judgment,
but right living can save you from death.
The LORD detests people with crooked
hearts,
but he delights in those with integrity.
21
5
The godly are directed by honesty;
the wicked fall beneath their load of sin.
Evil people will surely be punished,
but the children of the godly will
go free.
6
The godliness of good people rescues them;
the ambition of treacherous people
traps them.
22
A beautiful woman who lacks discretion
is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.
23
7
When the wicked die, their hopes die
with them,
The godly can look forward to a reward,
while the wicked can expect only
judgment.
10:25 When we are encountering difficulties in life, it is a real challenge to be content to weather the
storm and to learn what God is teaching us through it. For people of faith, such trials are an opportunity
for personal growth (see 24:10).
11:1-3 These proverbs underscore the importance of being honest. We need to be honest—with ourselves
and with others. We need to honestly admit our sins when we see them. We need to be honest as we reflect
on the condition of our spiritual lives in light of God’s Word.





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