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Proverbs 11:15-21

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 11

15 One who is a guarantor for a stranger will certainly suffer for it, But one who hates being a guarantor is secure. 16 A gracious woman attains honor, And ruthless men attain riches. 17 A merciful person does himself good, But the cruel person does himself harm. 18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages, But one who sows righteousness gets a true reward. 19 One who is steadfast in righteousness attains life, But one who pursues evil attains his own death. 20 The perverse in heart are an abomination to the LORD, But the blameless in their walk are His delight. 21 Be assured, the evil person will not go unpunished, But the descendants of the righteous will be rescued.
King James Version

Chapter 11

15 He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hateth suretiship is sure.
16 A gracious woman retaineth honour: and strong men retain riches.
17 The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.
18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
19 As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.
20 They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight.
21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 11

15 If someone puts up security for a stranger, he will suffer for it, but the one who hates such agreements is protected.
16 A gracious woman gains honor, but violent people gain only riches.
17 A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel person brings ruin on himself.
18 The wicked person earns an empty wage, but the one who sows righteousness, a true reward.
19 Genuine righteousness leads to life, but pursuing evil leads to death.
20 Those with twisted minds are detestable to the Lord, but those with blameless conduct are his delight.
21 Be assured that a wicked person will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape.
New Living Translation

Chapter 11

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.
19 Godly people find life; evil people find death.
20 The LORD detests people with crooked hearts, but he delights in those with integrity.
21 Evil people will surely be punished, but the children of the godly will go free.
English Standard Version

Chapter 11

15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer harm, but he who hates striking hands in pledge is secure. 16 A gracious woman gets honor, and violent men get riches. 17 A man who is kind benefits himself, but a cruel man hurts himself. 18 The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward. 19 Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die. 20 Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the LORD, but those of blameless ways are his delight. 21 Be assured, an evil person will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will be delivered.
New International Version

Chapter 11

15 Whoever puts up security for a stranger will surely suffer, but whoever refuses to shake hands in pledge is safe.
16 A kindhearted woman gains honor, but ruthless men gain only wealth.
17 Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.
18 A wicked person earns deceptive wages, but the one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
19 Truly the righteous attain life, but whoever pursues evil finds death.
20 The LORD detests those whose hearts are perverse, but he delights in those whose ways are blameless.
21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.