Proverbs 11:23
Context
A False Balance is An Abomination

1A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight. 2When pride comes, then comes shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. 3The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. 4Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivers from death. 5The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. 6The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them: but transgressors shall be taken in their own naughtiness. 7When a wicked man dies, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perishes. 8The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his stead. 9An hypocrite with his mouth destroys his neighbor: but through knowledge shall the just be delivered. 10When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting. 11By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. 12He that is void of wisdom despises his neighbor: but a man of understanding holds his peace. 13A talebearer reveals secrets: but he that is of a faithful spirit conceals the matter. 14Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety. 15He that is surety for a stranger shall smart for it: and he that hates indebtedness is sure. 16A gracious woman retains honor: and strong men retain riches. 17The merciful man does good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubles his own flesh. 18The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him that sows righteousness shall be a sure reward. 19As righteousness tends to life: so he that pursues evil pursues it to his own death. 20They that are of a fraudulent heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight. 21Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. 22As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion. 23The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath. 24There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty. 25The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that waters shall be watered also himself. 26He that withholds corn, the people shall curse him: but blessing shall be on the head of him that sells it. 27He that diligently seeks good procures favor: but he that seeks mischief, it shall come to him. 28He that trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall flourish as a branch. 29He that troubles his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart. 30The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that wins souls is wise. 31Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.
Cross References
Romans 2:8
But to them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath,


Romans 2:9
Tribulation and anguish, on every soul of man that does evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;


Proverbs 10:28
The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.


Proverbs 11:24
There is that scatters, and yet increases; and there is that withholds more than is meet, but it tends to poverty.


Treasury of Scripture

The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.

desire

Psalm 10:17 LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble: you will prepare their heart, you will cause your ear to hear:

Psalm 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life...

Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself also in the LORD: and he shall give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 39:7,8 And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in you...

Psalm 119:5,10 O that my ways were directed to keep your statutes!...

Isaiah 26:9 With my soul have I desired you in the night; yes, with my spirit within me will I seek you early...

Jeremiah 17:16 As for me, I have not hastened from being a pastor to follow you: neither have I desired the woeful day; you know...

Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

expectation

Proverbs 11:7 When a wicked man dies, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perishes.

Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Romans 2:8,9 But to them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath...

Hebrews 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

Strong's Concordance
The desire of the righteous [is] only good: [but] the expectation of the wicked [is] wrath.
Topical Bible
Desire Ends Evil-doer Expectation Hope Righteous Transgression Upright Waiting Wicked Wrath
Resources
Proverbs Chapter 11 Verse 23

Alphabetical: but desire ends expectation good hope in is of only righteous The wicked wrath

OT Poetry: Proverbs 11:23 The desire of the righteous is only (Prov. Pro Pr)
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