1 False [a]balances are an abomination unto the Lord: but a perfect [b]weight pleaseth him.

2 When pride cometh, then cometh [c]shame: but with the lowly is wisdom.

3 The uprightness of the just shall guide them: but the frowardness of the transgressors shall destroy them.

4 Riches avail not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death.

5 The righteousness of the upright shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall in his own wickedness.

6 The righteousness of the just shall deliver them: but the transgressors shall be taken in their own wickedness.

7 When a wicked man dieth, his hope perisheth, and the hope of the unjust shall perish.


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