Proverbs 24:11-12

Words of the Wise

11 j Rescue those who are being taken away to death;
hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter.
12 If you say, "Behold, we did not know this,"
k does not he who l weighs the heart perceive it?
Does not he who m keeps watch over your soul know it,
and will he not repay man n according to his work?

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 82:4
    Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
    Isaiah 58:6 - 7
    Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?
  2. Cross References
    Ecclesiastes 5:8
    If you see in a province the oppression of the poor and the violation of justice and righteousness, do not be amazed at the matter, for the high official is watched by a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them.
  3. Cross References
    Proverbs 16:2
    All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the spirit.
    1 Samuel 16:7
    But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 91:11
    For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.
  5. Cross References
    Job 34:11
    For according to the work of a man he will repay him, and according to his ways he will make it befall him.
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