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Proverbs 11:17-18

New American Standard Bible

Chapter 11

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.
King James Version

Chapter 11

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.
Christian Standard Bible

Chapter 11

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.
New Living Translation

Chapter 11

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.
English Standard Version

Chapter 11

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.
New International Version

Chapter 11

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.