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1 A false balance is abhorrent to Yahweh, a just weight is pleasing to him.
Prov 16:11  Prov 20:23  Deut 25:13-16  Lev 19:35-36  Prov 20:10  Amos 8:5-6  Ezek 45:10-12 

2 Pride comes first; disgrace soon follows; with the humble is wisdom found.
Prov 15:33  Prov 16:18-19  Prov 29:23  Prov 18:12  Luke 18:14  1Cor 8:1-2  Prov 3:34-35 

3 The honest have their own honesty for guidance, the treacherous are ruined by their own perfidy.
Prov 13:6  Prov 19:3  Prov 28:18  Eccl 7:17  Isa 1:28  John 7:17  Ps 25:21 

4 In the day of retribution riches will be useless, but uprightness delivers from death.
Gen 7:1  Prov 10:2  Zeph 1:18  Ezek 7:19  1Tim 4:8  Job 36:18-19  Matt 16:26 

5 The uprightness of the good makes their way straight, the wicked fall by their own wickedness.
Prov 5:22  2Sam 17:23  Esth 7:3-10  Matt 27:4-5  Ps 9:15-16  Prov 1:31-32  Prov 3:6 

6 Their uprightness sets the honest free, the treacherous are imprisoned by their own desires.
Eccl 10:8  1Kgs 2:44  1Sam 12:3-4  Ps 7:15-16  Prov 5:22  1Kgs 2:32-33  Gen 30:33 

7 The hope of the wicked perishes with death, hope placed in riches comes to nothing.
Prov 10:28  Job 8:13-14  Exod 15:9-10  Job 11:20  Ps 146:4  Prov 14:32  Ezek 28:9 

8 The upright escapes affliction, the wicked incurs it instead.
Prov 21:18  Dan 6:23-24  Esth 7:9-10  Isa 43:3-4 

9 Through his mouth the godless is the ruin of his neighbour, but by knowledge the upright are safeguarded.
1Kgs 13:18-22  1Kgs 22:20-23  Ps 55:12  Prov 2:10-16  1John 2:21  1John 2:27  1Kgs 22:6 

10 When the upright prosper the city rejoices, when the wicked are ruined there is a shout of joy.
Prov 28:12  Esth 8:15-16  Exod 15:21  Job 27:23  Judg 5:31  Ps 58:10-11  Prov 28:28 

11 A city is raised on the blessing of the honest, and demolished by the mouth of the wicked.
Prov 29:8  Prov 14:34  2Chr 32:20-22  2Sam 20:1  Eccl 9:15  Esth 3:8-15  Esth 9:1-16 

12 Whoever looks down on a neighbour lacks good sense; the intelligent keeps a check on the tongue.
1Pet 2:23  Luke 16:14  Luke 18:9  Ps 123:3-4  Prov 10:19  1Sam 10:27  2Kgs 18:36 

13 A tittle-tattler lets secrets out, the trustworthy keeps things hidden.
Prov 20:19  Lev 19:16  1Tim 5:13  Jer 38:27  Josh 2:14  Josh 2:20  Prov 14:5 

14 For want of leadership a people perishes, safety lies in many advisers.
Prov 15:22  Prov 24:6  Prov 20:18  Prov 16:22  1Kgs 12:1-19  Acts 15:6-21  Isa 19:11-14 

15 Whoever goes bail for a stranger does himself harm, but one who shuns going surety is safe.
Prov 17:18  Prov 6:1-5  Prov 20:16  Prov 22:26-27 

16 A gracious woman acquires honour, violent people acquire wealth.
Prov 31:30-31  1Sam 25:32-33  Acts 16:14-15  2John 1:1  2Sam 20:16-22  Acts 9:39  Esth 9:25 

17 Faithful love brings its own reward, the inflexible injure their own selves.
Matt 5:7  Matt 25:34-40  2Cor 9:6-14  Dan 4:27  Eccl 4:8  Isa 57:1  Isa 58:7-12 

18 Disappointment crowns the labours of the wicked, whoever sows uprightness reaps a solid reward.
Gal 6:8-9  Hos 10:12-13  Jas 3:18  Ps 126:5-6  Eccl 10:8  Isa 59:5-8  Job 27:13-23 

19 Whoever establishes uprightness is on the way to life, whoever pursues evil, on the way to death.
Prov 10:16  Prov 19:23  Prov 12:28  1John 3:7  1John 3:10  Acts 10:35  Rom 2:8-9 

20 Tortuous hearts are abhorrent to Yahweh, dear to him, those whose ways are blameless.
1Chr 29:17  Ps 119:1  Ps 11:7  Ps 18:25-26  Ps 51:6  Ps 140:13  Prov 6:14 

21 Be sure of it, the wicked will not go unpunished, but the race of the upright will come to no harm.
Prov 16:5  Jer 32:39  Ps 112:1-2  Prov 13:22  Acts 2:39  Exod 23:2  Isa 27:4 

22 A golden ring in the snout of a pig is a lovely woman who lacks discretion.
Prov 31:30  1Pet 3:3-4  Ezek 16:15-22  Gen 24:47  Nah 3:4-6  Prov 7:10  Prov 9:13 

23 The hope of the upright is nothing but good, the expectation of the wicked is retribution.
Rom 2:8-9  Prov 10:28  Heb 10:27  Isa 26:9  Jer 17:16  Matt 5:6  Ps 10:17 

24 One scatters money around, yet only adds to his wealth, another is excessively mean, but only grows the poorer.
Prov 19:17  Ps 112:9  2Cor 9:5-11  Luke 6:38  Deut 15:10  Eccl 11:6  Hag 2:16-19 

25 The soul who blesses will prosper, whoever satisfies others will also be satisfied.
Matt 5:7  Isa 32:8  Isa 58:7-11  Prov 28:27  2Cor 9:6-9  Job 29:13-18  Matt 25:34-35 

26 The people's curse is on those who hoard the wheat, their blessing on the head of those who sell it.
Job 29:13  Amos 8:4-6  Gen 42:6  Prov 24:24 

27 Whoever strives for good obtains favour, whoever looks for evil will get an evil return.
Ps 7:15-16  Ps 9:15-16  Prov 17:11  Esth 7:10  Ps 10:2  Ps 57:6 

28 Whoever trusts in riches will have a fall, the upright will flourish like the leaves.
Jer 17:8  1Tim 6:17  Ps 1:3  Deut 8:12-14  Job 31:24-25  Ps 49:6  Ps 92:12-14 

29 Whoever misgoverns a house inherits the wind, and the fool becomes slave to the wise.
Eccl 5:16  Prov 14:19  1Sam 25:3  1Sam 25:17  1Sam 25:38  Gen 34:30  Hab 2:9-10 

30 The fruit of the upright is a tree of life: the sage captivates souls.
Jas 5:20  Dan 12:3  1Cor 9:19-23  Prov 15:4  1Thess 2:19  John 4:36  Luke 5:9-10 

31 If here on earth the upright gets due reward, how much more the wicked and the sinner!
Jer 25:29  1Pet 4:17-18  1Cor 11:30-32  1Kgs 13:24  2Sam 7:14-15  2Sam 12:9-12  Prov 13:21