Proverbs 10:16

Work of the equitable – life, community, and relatives; produce of the troublemaker – offense.

Notice how the equitable person plans, executes, and reviews intentionally. This is work. The results? Life that includes community and relatives or family members. The work of the equitable creates the kind of life that includes family members and community.

Now take note that the produce of the troublemaker creates offenses without effort? Sometimes they do not even know how they create so many offenses, either the offenses they feel in their own hearts or that other people feel when they interact with the troublemaker.

The equitable should not take offense nor create offense in anyone in as much as it is possible on their part. If the equitable interacts with a troublemaker, though, that troublemaker will most likely find a reason to be offended at the equitable person. This contrast reveals the most stark difference between the equitable and the troublemaker.

פְּעֻלַּ֣ת צַדִּ֣יק לְחַיִּ֑ים תְּבוּאַ֖ת רָשָׁ֣ע לְחַטָּֽאת׃

Textual Analysis
Strongs Translit. Hebrew English Gram
6468 pə-‘ul-laṯ פְּעֻלַּ֣ת work Noun
6662 ṣad-dîq צַדִּ֣יק of the equitable, righteous Adj
2416 lə-ḥay-yîm; לְחַיִּ֑ים life, community, relatives Adj
8393 tə-ḇū-’aṯ תְּבוּאַ֖ת produce Noun
7563 rā-šā‘ רָשָׁ֣ע of the troublemaker Adj
2403 lə-ḥaṭ-ṭāṯ. לְחַטָּֽאת׃ offense Noun

Hebrew OT: Westminster Leningrad Codex