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Bible Commentaries
Proverbs 11

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Introduction

Overview

Verse 1

A false balance is: Heb. Balances of deceit, are, Proverbs 16:11, Proverbs 20:10, Proverbs 20:23, Leviticus 19:35, Leviticus 19:36, Deuteronomy 25:13-16, Hosea 12:7, Amos 8:5, Amos 8:6, Micah 6:10, Micah 6:11

a just weight: Heb. a perfect stone, Proverbs 16:11, Ezekiel 45:10-12

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:15 - General Deuteronomy 17:1 - for that Deuteronomy 25:16 - all that do Job 22:3 - any pleasure Psalms 37:23 - delighteth Proverbs 6:16 - an Proverbs 12:22 - but Proverbs 17:15 - abomination Proverbs 26:24 - deceit 1 Corinthians 6:9 - unrighteous Philippians 4:8 - are just 1 Thessalonians 4:6 - go

Verse 2

pride: Proverbs 3:34, Proverbs 3:35, Proverbs 16:18, Proverbs 16:19, Daniel 4:30-32, Luke 14:8-11, Luke 18:14

but: Proverbs 15:33, 1 Corinthians 8:1, 1 Corinthians 8:2

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 15:1 - Absalom 2 Chronicles 32:21 - with shame Proverbs 18:3 - General Proverbs 18:12 - destruction Ezekiel 28:17 - heart Luke 14:9 - and thou

Verse 3

The integrity: Proverbs 11:5, Proverbs 13:6, Psalms 25:21, Psalms 26:1, John 7:17

the perverseness: Proverbs 21:7, Proverbs 28:18, Ecclesiastes 7:17, Isaiah 1:28

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:5 - in the integrity Proverbs 5:22 - His Proverbs 21:12 - overthroweth

Verse 4

Riches: Proverbs 10:2, Job 36:18, Job 36:19, Psalms 49:6-8, Ezekiel 7:19, Zephaniah 1:18, Matthew 16:26, Luke 12:20

but: Proverbs 12:28, Genesis 7:1, Romans 5:17, 1 Timothy 4:8

Reciprocal: Genesis 7:23 - and Noah Job 20:28 - and his goods Job 21:30 - day Psalms 49:9 - That he Psalms 49:10 - leave Proverbs 8:18 - and righteousness Proverbs 11:19 - righteousness Proverbs 18:11 - General Ecclesiastes 5:13 - riches Ecclesiastes 7:12 - the excellency Isaiah 10:3 - where Jeremiah 9:23 - rich Jeremiah 48:36 - the riches Ezekiel 14:14 - deliver Ezekiel 27:27 - Thy riches Zechariah 9:4 - the Lord Matthew 6:19 - General Romans 2:5 - the day James 5:1 - ye James 5:20 - from death

Verse 5

direct: Heb. rectify, Proverbs 11:3, Proverbs 1:31, Proverbs 1:32, Proverbs 5:22, 2 Samuel 17:23, Esther 7:3-10, Psalms 9:15, Psalms 9:16, Matthew 27:4, Matthew 27:5

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 18:19 - go up Esther 7:9 - Behold Proverbs 13:6 - Righteousness Proverbs 13:23 - destroyed Proverbs 21:29 - he directeth Proverbs 29:6 - the transgression Hosea 5:5 - fall in

Verse 6

righteousness: Genesis 30:33, Genesis 31:37, 1 Samuel 12:3, 1 Samuel 12:4

but: Proverbs 5:22, 1 Kings 2:32, 1 Kings 2:33, 1 Kings 2:44, Psalms 7:16, Ecclesiastes 10:8

Reciprocal: Esther 7:9 - Behold Psalms 59:12 - taken Proverbs 6:12 - naughty Proverbs 13:6 - Righteousness Proverbs 13:23 - destroyed Proverbs 29:6 - the transgression

Verse 7

Proverbs 10:28, Proverbs 14:32, Exodus 15:9, Exodus 15:10, Job 8:13, Job 8:14, Job 11:20, Psalms 146:4, Ezekiel 28:9, Luke 12:19, Luke 12:20

Reciprocal: Psalms 112:10 - desire Proverbs 11:23 - expectation John 8:21 - and shall die

Verse 8

Proverbs 21:18, Esther 7:9, Esther 7:10, Isaiah 43:3, Isaiah 43:4, Daniel 6:23, Daniel 6:24

Reciprocal: Job 2:3 - an upright Psalms 141:10 - the wicked Proverbs 12:13 - but Isaiah 51:23 - I will Daniel 3:22 - slew

Verse 9

An hypocrite: Or rather, as chanaiph properly signifies, a wicked, profligate person, an infidel. 1 Kings 13:18-22, 1 Kings 22:6, 1 Kings 22:20-23, Job 8:13, Job 34:30, Psalms 55:12, Psalms 55:20, Psalms 55:21, Matthew 7:15, Matthew 15:5-14, Acts 20:30, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15, 2 Thessalonians 2:8-10, 1 Timothy 4:1-3, 2 Peter 2:1-3

through: Proverbs 2:10-16, Proverbs 4:5, Proverbs 4:6, Proverbs 6:23, Proverbs 6:24, Mark 13:14, Mark 13:22, Mark 13:23, Ephesians 4:13, Ephesians 4:14, 2 Peter 3:16-18, 1 John 2:21, 1 John 2:27

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 14:24 - Cursed 2 Samuel 15:6 - stole Nehemiah 6:10 - Shemaiah Psalms 120:4 - Sharp Luke 13:15 - Thou hypocrite

Verse 10

it goeth: Proverbs 28:12, Proverbs 28:28, Esther 8:15, Esther 8:16

when: Exodus 15:21, Judges 5:31, Job 27:23, Psalms 58:10, Psalms 58:11, Revelation 19:1-7

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 11:20 - rejoiced 1 Chronicles 12:40 - there was joy 2 Chronicles 23:13 - all the people 2 Chronicles 23:21 - General Job 22:19 - righteous Proverbs 29:2 - the righteous Isaiah 14:7 - they Jeremiah 51:48 - the heaven Revelation 18:20 - Rejoice

Verse 11

the blessing: Proverbs 14:34, Proverbs 29:8, Genesis 41:38-42, Genesis 45:8, 2 Chronicles 32:20-22, Job 22:30, Ecclesiastes 9:15

it: 2 Samuel 20:1, Esther 3:8-15, Esther 9:1-16, James 3:6

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 2:12 - My father 2 Kings 13:14 - O my father Proverbs 10:32 - but

Verse 12

that: Judges 9:27-29, Judges 9:38, Nehemiah 4:2-4, Psalms 123:3, Psalms 123:4, Luke 16:14, Luke 18:9, John 7:48-52

void of wisdom: Heb. destitute of heart

a man: Proverbs 10:19, 1 Samuel 10:27, 2 Kings 18:36, 1 Peter 2:23

Reciprocal: Psalms 120:4 - Sharp Proverbs 14:2 - but Proverbs 14:21 - that despiseth Proverbs 15:21 - destitute of wisdom 1 Corinthians 4:10 - but we

Verse 13

A tale bearer, Heb. He that walketh being a talebearer, Proverbs 20:19, Leviticus 19:16

revealeth: Proverbs 25:9, Proverbs 26:20-22, Nehemiah 6:17-19

he: Proverbs 14:5, Joshua 2:14, Joshua 2:20, Jeremiah 38:27

Reciprocal: Exodus 20:16 - General Proverbs 12:23 - A prudent

Verse 14

Proverbs 15:22, Proverbs 16:22, Proverbs 24:6, 1 Kings 12:1-19, Isaiah 19:11-14, Acts 15:6-21

Reciprocal: Judges 19:30 - consider 1 Kings 1:12 - let me 1 Kings 20:7 - all the elders 2 Chronicles 20:21 - consulted 2 Chronicles 30:2 - the king

Verse 15

that is surety: Proverbs 6:1-5, Proverbs 17:18, Proverbs 20:16, Proverbs 22:26, Proverbs 22:27

smart: Heb. be sore broken

suretiship: Heb. those that strike hands

Reciprocal: Job 17:3 - put me

Verse 16

gracious: Proverbs 31:30, Proverbs 31:31, 1 Samuel 25:32, 1 Samuel 25:33, 2 Samuel 20:16-22, Esther 9:25, Matthew 26:13, Luke 8:3, Luke 10:42, Luke 21:2-4, Acts 9:39, Acts 16:14, Acts 16:15, Romans 16:2-4, Romans 16:6, 2 John 1:1

and: Luke 11:21, Luke 11:22

Reciprocal: Proverbs 4:23 - with all diligence

Verse 17

merciful: Psalms 41:1-4, Psalms 112:4-9, Isaiah 32:7, Isaiah 32:8, Isaiah 57:1, Isaiah 58:7-12, Daniel 4:27, Matthew 5:7, Matthew 6:14, Matthew 6:15, Matthew 25:34-40, Luke 6:38, 2 Corinthians 9:6-14, Philippians 4:17

but: Proverbs 15:27, Job 20:19-23, Ecclesiastes 4:8, James 2:13, James 5:1-5

Reciprocal: Genesis 34:30 - Ye have Ecclesiastes 4:5 - eateth Ephesians 5:29 - hated

Verse 18

wicked: Proverbs 1:18, Proverbs 5:22, Job 27:13-23, Ecclesiastes 10:8, Isaiah 59:5-8, Ephesians 4:22

but: Proverbs 22:8, Psalms 126:5, Psalms 126:6, Hosea 10:12, Hosea 10:13, Galatians 6:8, Galatians 6:9, James 3:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 15:1 - and thy Exodus 1:20 - God Ruth 2:12 - recompense 2 Samuel 1:15 - Go near Psalms 18:20 - rewarded Psalms 19:11 - keeping Psalms 120:4 - Sharp Proverbs 11:24 - that scattereth Proverbs 14:8 - folly Ecclesiastes 11:1 - for Daniel 11:23 - work Matthew 5:12 - for great Mark 4:26 - as Romans 2:10 - to every 2 Corinthians 9:6 - He which soweth sparingly 2 Corinthians 9:10 - multiply Galatians 6:7 - for Ephesians 6:8 - whatsoever Colossians 3:24 - ye shall Hebrews 11:6 - a rewarder Hebrews 11:26 - for he had

Verse 19

righteousness: Proverbs 11:4, Proverbs 10:16, Proverbs 12:28, Proverbs 19:23, Acts 10:35, 1 John 3:7, 1 John 3:10

he: Proverbs 1:16-19, Proverbs 7:22, Proverbs 7:23, Proverbs 8:36, Romans 2:8, Romans 2:9

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 18:18 - in that ye have 2 Kings 1:4 - but shalt Proverbs 5:6 - the path Proverbs 15:27 - He that is

Verse 20

of: Proverbs 6:14, Proverbs 6:16-19, Proverbs 8:13, Psalms 18:25, Psalms 18:26

upright: Proverbs 9:7, Proverbs 15:8, Proverbs 16:17, Proverbs 21:29, Psalms 11:7, Psalms 51:6, Psalms 140:13

Reciprocal: 1 Chronicles 29:17 - hast pleasure Job 22:3 - any pleasure Psalms 7:10 - which Psalms 37:23 - delighteth Psalms 101:4 - A froward Psalms 147:11 - taketh Psalms 149:4 - taketh pleasure Proverbs 3:32 - the froward Proverbs 12:22 - but 1 Peter 2:18 - but

Verse 21

hand: Proverbs 16:5, Exodus 23:2

the seed: Proverbs 13:22, Genesis 17:7, Genesis 17:8, Psalms 37:26, Psalms 112:1, Psalms 112:2, Isaiah 27:4, Jeremiah 32:39, Acts 2:39

Reciprocal: Joshua 9:2 - gathered 2 Samuel 18:7 - a great Job 36:19 - nor all Proverbs 12:7 - wicked Isaiah 8:9 - and ye Jeremiah 25:29 - Ye shall Jeremiah 44:15 - all the Jeremiah 44:19 - without Ezekiel 33:8 - O wicked Hosea 2:10 - and none shall Hosea 5:5 - fall in Acts 5:9 - have Romans 2:3 - that thou shalt

Verse 22

a jewel: Proverbs 31:30, Ezekiel 16:15-22, Nahum 3:4-6, 1 Peter 3:3, 1 Peter 3:4, 2 Peter 2:22

is without: Heb. departed from, Proverbs 7:10, Proverbs 9:13

Reciprocal: Matthew 7:6 - cast

Verse 23

desire: Psalms 10:17, Psalms 27:4, Psalms 37:4, Psalms 39:7, Psalms 39:8, Psalms 119:5, Psalms 119:10, Isaiah 26:9, Jeremiah 17:16, Matthew 5:6

expectation: Proverbs 11:7, Proverbs 10:28, Romans 2:8, Romans 2:9, Hebrews 10:27

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 23:20 - all the desire Psalms 20:4 - General Proverbs 12:5 - thoughts

Verse 24

that scattereth: Proverbs 11:18, Proverbs 19:17, Proverbs 28:8, Deuteronomy 15:10, Psalms 112:9, Ecclesiastes 11:1, Ecclesiastes 11:2, Ecclesiastes 11:6, Luke 6:38, Acts 11:29, Acts 11:30, 2 Corinthians 9:5-11

but: Haggai 1:6, Haggai 1:9-11, Haggai 2:16-19

Reciprocal: Leviticus 23:22 - General Deuteronomy 14:29 - that the Lord Deuteronomy 15:4 - greatly bless Deuteronomy 24:19 - may bless Ruth 2:14 - At mealtime Job 22:7 - not given Proverbs 3:10 - General Proverbs 10:4 - becometh Proverbs 14:21 - he that hath Ecclesiastes 5:13 - riches Isaiah 32:6 - empty Isaiah 32:8 - the liberal Isaiah 58:10 - thou draw Ezekiel 18:7 - hath given Matthew 5:42 - General Matthew 14:16 - they Matthew 25:35 - I was an Luke 6:30 - Give Luke 9:13 - have John 6:13 - and filled Acts 2:45 - parted 2 Corinthians 9:6 - He which soweth sparingly 2 Corinthians 9:8 - God Philippians 4:19 - supply 1 Timothy 6:18 - ready

Verse 25

liberal soul: Heb. soul of blessing, Proverbs 28:27, Job 29:13-18, Job 31:16-20, Isaiah 32:8, Isaiah 58:7-11, Matthew 5:7, Matthew 25:34, Matthew 25:35

Reciprocal: Leviticus 23:22 - General Deuteronomy 15:4 - greatly bless Deuteronomy 15:10 - because Deuteronomy 24:19 - may bless Ruth 2:14 - At mealtime Job 22:7 - not given Psalms 112:9 - dispersed Proverbs 3:10 - General Proverbs 13:4 - made Proverbs 14:21 - he that hath Proverbs 19:17 - lendeth Proverbs 22:9 - He that hath a bountiful eye Proverbs 28:25 - made Ecclesiastes 5:13 - riches Ecclesiastes 11:1 - thy bread Isaiah 58:10 - thou draw Isaiah 58:11 - make fat Ezekiel 18:7 - hath given Matthew 5:42 - General Luke 6:30 - Give Luke 9:13 - have John 6:13 - and filled Acts 2:45 - parted 1 Corinthians 3:6 - Apollos 2 Corinthians 8:2 - the riches 2 Corinthians 9:7 - God Philippians 4:19 - supply 1 Timothy 6:18 - ready

Verse 26

that withholdeth: Amos 8:4-6

blessing: Job 29:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:23 - here is seed Genesis 47:25 - Thou hast Proverbs 10:6 - Blessings Proverbs 24:24 - him shall Proverbs 28:27 - shall Proverbs 30:10 - lest 2 Corinthians 9:14 - by

Verse 27

diligently: Shochair, properly, "rising early to seek" what is greatly desired.

he that seeketh: Proverbs 17:11, Esther 7:10, Psalms 7:15, Psalms 7:16, Psalms 9:15, Psalms 9:16, Psalms 10:2, Psalms 57:6

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:25 - Thou hast 1 Kings 20:7 - seeketh mischief Amos 5:14 - Seek

Verse 28

that: Proverbs 10:15, Deuteronomy 8:12-14, Job 31:24, Job 31:25, Psalms 52:7, Psalms 62:10, Mark 10:24, Luke 12:20, 1 Timothy 6:17

but: Psalms 1:3, Psalms 52:8, Psalms 92:12-14, Isaiah 60:21, Jeremiah 17:8

Reciprocal: Proverbs 14:11 - the tabernacle Ezekiel 28:5 - and thine Matthew 13:22 - the deceitfulness Matthew 19:23 - That Luke 18:24 - How James 3:18 - the fruit James 5:1 - ye

Verse 29

that: Genesis 34:30, Joshua 7:24, Joshua 7:25, 1 Samuel 25:3, 1 Samuel 25:17, 1 Samuel 25:38, Habakkuk 2:9, Habakkuk 2:10

inherit: Ecclesiastes 5:16, Hosea 8:7

Reciprocal: Proverbs 14:18 - inherit Proverbs 15:27 - He that is Proverbs 17:2 - wise

Verse 30

fruit: Proverbs 3:18, Proverbs 15:4

and: Daniel 12:3, Matthew 4:19, John 4:36, 1 Corinthians 9:19-23, 1 Thessalonians 2:19, James 5:20

winneth: Heb. taketh, Luke 5:9, Luke 5:10

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:9 - tree of life Proverbs 10:16 - labour Proverbs 13:12 - a tree Proverbs 14:18 - the prudent Proverbs 18:21 - Death Proverbs 31:31 - of the Matthew 13:52 - which Matthew 18:15 - thou hast Matthew 23:34 - and wise John 15:5 - same John 15:16 - bring 1 Corinthians 7:16 - O wife 2 Corinthians 12:14 - for I 1 Timothy 3:1 - desireth James 3:18 - the fruit 1 Peter 3:1 - won Revelation 2:7 - the tree

Verse 31

2 Samuel 7:14, 2 Samuel 7:15, 2 Samuel 12:9-12, 1 Kings 13:24, Jeremiah 25:29, 1 Corinthians 11:30-32, 1 Peter 4:17, 1 Peter 4:18

Reciprocal: Genesis 29:25 - wherefore Deuteronomy 7:10 - repayeth 1 Kings 13:26 - the man Job 34:33 - he will Proverbs 26:10 - both Luke 23:31 - General

Bibliographical Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 11". "Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/proverbs-11.html.
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