Ruth-like? Proverbs 11:16

The King James translates this differently.  It renders kindhearted as “Gracious”.  The Hebrew word used to describe a ruthless man can mean “tyrannical” or “powerful”.  The verse reminds me of the Book of Ruth.  We read there of kindhearted Ruth.  A strong, powerful man, Boaz is won over by her graciousness.  Boaz stood firm in the midst of famine.  He was a respected leader of men but, really, he had nothing until Ruth was his wife!