Proverbs 11:11

“By the blessing of the vpright the citie is exalted; but it is ouerthrowen by the mouth of the wicked.”

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Other Translations

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
- King James Version

By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
- American Standard Version (1901)

By the blessing of the upright man the town is made great, but it is overturned by the mouth of the evil-doer.
- Basic English Bible

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
- Darby Bible

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
- Webster's Bible

By the blessing of the upright, the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
- World English Bible

By the blessing of the upright is a city exalted, And by the mouth of the wicked thrown down.
- Youngs Literal Bible

By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted; but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:11


11:11 The blessing - Wherewith they bless the city, by their sincere prayers, and wise and wholesome counsels. The mouth - By their curses, and oaths, and blasphemies, and wicked counsels.


Discussion for Proverbs 11

  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Patty Tozi
    Today take time to change your life, by doing something different. Give GOD THE GLORY FIRST. Then be there for someone who needs you. Then focus on yourself. What would relax you from all your problems? What would calm you enough that you and God would become one. What would calm your sole so that you could hear the sounds of His Creations. Walk among the silence of GOD. Listen intently to Him:
  • Rev. Quesenberry
    Verse 4; all the wealth in the world cannot help when Gods judgement comes. But righteousness delivers us from death. God gives live to the ones who live a holy life. Hebrews 12 says without holiness no person shall see God. In the Old Testament days the Holy Ghost did not live inside people. That came-at Pentacost. Folks would just live right or not by the law and sacrificial system.Jesus fixed.
  • Rhonda tubbs
    Love proverbs one of my favorite books , Awsome.
  • Rhode Island Pastor
    A thought in respect to Proverbs 11:30: He that winneth souls is wise.

    Satan is selfish and an adversary, and although his time is short, he tries to get as many souls to follow him and end in the lake of fire.

    We bible-believers, in contrast, ought to be UN-selfish, as ministers of reconciliation, knowing our time is short, ought to get as many souls to follow Jesus Christ. Opposite of Satan.
  • BSP
    Verse 20: Our actions can have a great impact on how God views us and we have the opportunity to bring pleasure to God.

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