Proverbs 11:18

“The wicked worketh a deceitfull worke: but to him that soweth righteousnesse, shall be a sure reward.”

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Other Translations

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness [shall be] a sure reward.
- King James Version

The wicked earns deceptive wages, But he who sows righteousness {gets} a true reward.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The wicked earneth deceitful wages; But he that soweth righteousness `hath' a sure reward.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The sinner gets the payment of deceit; but his reward is certain who puts in the seed of righteousness.
- Basic English Bible

The wicked worketh a deceitful work; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.
- Darby Bible

The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
- Webster's Bible

Wicked people earn deceitful wages, but one who sows righteousness reaps a sure reward.
- World English Bible

The wicked is getting a lying wage, And whoso is sowing righteousness -- a true reward.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The wicked earneth deceitful wages; but he that soweth righteousness hath a sure reward.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 11:18


11:18 Worketh - A work which will deceive his expectation. Soweth - That worketh it with constancy, and diligence.


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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