Proverbs 11
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1  A false balance is an abomination to Hashem; but a perfect weight is His delight.

א  מֹאזְנֵי מִרְמָה תּוֹעֲבַת יְהוָה וְאֶבֶן שְׁלֵמָה רְצוֹנוֹ.

2  When pride cometh, then cometh shame; but with the lowly is wisdom.

ב  בָּא זָדוֹן וַיָּבֹא קָלוֹן וְאֶת צְנוּעִים חָכְמָה.

3  The integrity of the upright shall guide them; but the perverseness of the faithless shall destroy them.

ג  תֻּמַּת יְשָׁרִים תַּנְחֵם וְסֶלֶף בֹּגְדִים ושדם (יְשָׁדֵּם).

4  Riches profit not in the day of wrath; but righteousness delivereth from death.

ד  לֹא יוֹעִיל הוֹן בְּיוֹם עֶבְרָה וּצְדָקָה תַּצִּיל מִמָּוֶת.

5  The righteousness of the sincere shall make straight his way; but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

ה  צִדְקַת תָּמִים תְּיַשֵּׁר דַּרְכּוֹ וּבְרִשְׁעָתוֹ יִפֹּל רָשָׁע.

6  The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them; but the faithless shall be trapped in their own crafty device.

ו  צִדְקַת יְשָׁרִים תַּצִּילֵם וּבְהַוַּת בֹּגְדִים יִלָּכֵדוּ.

7  When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish, and the hope of strength perisheth.

ז  בְּמוֹת אָדָם רָשָׁע תֹּאבַד תִּקְוָה וְתוֹחֶלֶת אוֹנִים אָבָדָה.

8  The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead.

ח  צַדִּיק מִצָּרָה נֶחֱלָץ וַיָּבֹא רָשָׁע תַּחְתָּיו.

9  With his mouth the impious man destroyeth his neighbour; but through knowledge shall the righteous be delivered.

ט  בְּפֶה חָנֵף יַשְׁחִת רֵעֵהוּ וּבְדַעַת צַדִּיקִים יֵחָלֵצוּ.

10  When it goeth well with the righteous, the city rejoiceth; and when the wicked perish, there is joy.

י  בְּטוּב צַדִּיקִים תַּעֲלֹץ קִרְיָה וּבַאֲבֹד רְשָׁעִים רִנָּה.

11  By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

יא  בְּבִרְכַּת יְשָׁרִים תָּרוּם קָרֶת וּבְפִי רְשָׁעִים תֵּהָרֵס.

12  He that despiseth his neighbour lacketh understanding; but a man of discernment holdeth his peace.

יב  בָּז לְרֵעֵהוּ חֲסַר לֵב וְאִישׁ תְּבוּנוֹת יַחֲרִישׁ.

13  He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets; but he that is of a faithful spirit concealeth a matter.

יג  הוֹלֵךְ רָכִיל מְגַלֶּה סּוֹד וְנֶאֱמַן רוּחַ מְכַסֶּה דָבָר.

14  Where no wise direction is, a people falleth; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.

יד  בְּאֵין תַּחְבֻּלוֹת יִפָּל עָם וּתְשׁוּעָה בְּרֹב יוֹעֵץ.

15  He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it; but he that hateth them that strike hands is secure.

טו  רַע יֵרוֹעַ כִּי עָרַב זָר וְשֹׂנֵא תֹקְעִים בּוֹטֵחַ.

16  A gracious woman obtaineth honour; and strong men obtain riches.

טז  אֵשֶׁת חֵן תִּתְמֹךְ כָּבוֹד וְעָרִיצִים יִתְמְכוּ עֹשֶׁר.

17  The merciful man doeth good to his own soul; but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

יז  גֹּמֵל נַפְשׁוֹ אִישׁ חָסֶד וְעֹכֵר שְׁאֵרוֹ אַכְזָרִי.

18  The wicked earneth deceitful wages; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.

יח  רָשָׁע עֹשֶׂה פְעֻלַּת שָׁקֶר וְזֹרֵעַ צְדָקָה שֶׂכֶר אֱמֶת.

19  Stedfast righteousness tendeth to life; but he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

יט  כֵּן צְדָקָה לְחַיִּים וּמְרַדֵּף רָעָה לְמוֹתוֹ.

20  They that are perverse in heart are an abomination to Hashem; but such as are upright in their way are His delight.

כ  תּוֹעֲבַת יְהוָה עִקְּשֵׁי לֵב וּרְצוֹנוֹ תְּמִימֵי דָרֶךְ.

21  My hand upon it! the evil man shall not be unpunished; but the seed of the righteous shall escape.

כא  יָד לְיָד לֹא יִנָּקֶה רָּע וְזֶרַע צַדִּיקִים נִמְלָט.

22  As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman that turneth aside from discretion.

כב  נֶזֶם זָהָב בְּאַף חֲזִיר אִשָּׁה יָפָה וְסָרַת טָעַם.

23  The desire of the righteous is only good; but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

כג  תַּאֲוַת צַדִּיקִים אַךְ טוֹב תִּקְוַת רְשָׁעִים עֶבְרָה.

24  There is that scattereth, and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth only to want.

כד  יֵשׁ מְפַזֵּר וְנוֹסָף עוֹד וְחֹשֵׂךְ מִיֹּשֶׁר אַךְ לְמַחְסוֹר.

25  The beneficent soul shall be made rich, and he that satisfieth abundantly shall be satisfied also himself.

כה  נֶפֶשׁ בְּרָכָה תְדֻשָּׁן וּמַרְוֶה גַּם הוּא יוֹרֶא.

26  He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him; but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it.

mo-NAY-a bar yi-k’-VU-hu l’-OM uv-ra-KHAH l’-ROSH mash-BEER.

כו  מֹנֵעַ בָּר יִקְּבֻהוּ לְאוֹם וּבְרָכָה לְרֹאשׁ מַשְׁבִּיר.

11:26   He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him

The Bible commands the Israelites to set aside a certain portion of their crops, grown in the Land of Israel, for the poor . The corners of their fields, the forgotten sheaves and the grains that fall during harvest are all left for the needy (Leviticus 19:9-10, Deuteronomy 24:19). In the book of Ruth, Boaz sustains his community in this manner and Ruth, the heroine, gathers in his field (chapter 2). This Biblical imperative is still practiced in Israel today.  Each season, farmers throughout Israel leave over millions of pounds of produce from the fields which are then collected by volunteers and distributed to poor people all over the country.Comment

27  He that diligently seeketh good seeketh favour; but he that searcheth for evil, it shall come unto him.

כז  שֹׁחֵר טוֹב יְבַקֵּשׁ רָצוֹן וְדֹרֵשׁ רָעָה תְבוֹאֶנּוּ.

28  He that trusteth in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as foliage.

כח  בּוֹטֵחַ בְּעָשְׁרוֹ הוּא יִפּוֹל וְכֶעָלֶה צַדִּיקִים יִפְרָחוּ.

29  He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind; and the foolish shall be servant to the wise of heart.

כט  עֹכֵר בֵּיתוֹ יִנְחַל רוּחַ וְעֶבֶד אֱוִיל לַחֲכַם לֵב.

30  The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that is wise winneth souls.

ל  פְּרִי צַדִּיק עֵץ חַיִּים וְלֹקֵחַ נְפָשׁוֹת חָכָם.

31  Behold, the righteous shall be requited in the earth; how much more the wicked and the sinner!

לא  הֵן צַדִּיק בָּאָרֶץ יְשֻׁלָּם אַף כִּי רָשָׁע וְחוֹטֵא.

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