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Proverbs 11:3


The integrity of the upright guides them, 1  but the crookedness of the unfaithful destroys them. 2 


Ps 25:21; Ps 26:1; Pr 11:5; Pr 13:6; Pr 21:7; Pr 28:18; Ec 7:17; Isa 1:28; Joh 7:17

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sn This contrasts two lifestyles, affirming the value of integrity. The upright live with integrity – blamelessness – and that integrity leads them in success and happiness. Those who use treachery will be destroyed by it.

tc The form is a Kethib/Qere reading. The Qere יְשָׁדֵּם (yÿshadem) is an imperfect tense with the pronominal suffix. The Kethib וְשַׁדָּם (vÿshadam) is a perfect tense with a vav prefixed and a pronominal suffix. The Qere is supported by the versions.

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