Proverbs 11:5

“The righteousnesse of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his owne wickednesse.”

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Other Translations

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
- King James Version

The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way; But the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The righteousness of the good man will make his way straight, but the sin of the evil-doer will be the cause of his fall.
- Basic English Bible

The righteousness of the perfect maketh plain his way; but the wicked falleth by his own wickedness.
- Darby Bible

The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
- Webster's Bible

The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
- World English Bible

The righteousness of the perfect maketh right his way, And by his wickedness doth the wicked fall.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The righteousness of the sincere shall make straight his way; but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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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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