Proverbs 10
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1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.1The Proverbs of Solomon: A wise child makes a father rejoice, but a foolish child is a grief to his mother.
2Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.2Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from mortal danger.
3The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.3The LORD satisfies the appetite of the righteous, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.4The one who is lazy becomes poor, but the one who works diligently becomes wealthy.
5He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.5The one who gathers crops in the summer is a wise son, but the one who sleeps during the harvest is a son who brings shame to himself.
6Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.6Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.
7The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.7The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the reputation of the wicked will rot.
8The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.8The wise person accepts instructions, but the one who speaks foolishness will come to ruin.
9He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.9The one who conducts himself in integrity will live securely, but the one who behaves perversely will be found out.
10He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.10The one who winks his eye causes trouble, and the one who speaks foolishness will come to ruin.
11The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.11The teaching of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the speech of the wicked conceals violence.
12Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.12Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers all transgressions.
13In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.13Wisdom is found in the words of the discerning person, but the one who lacks wisdom will be disciplined.
14Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.14Those who are wise store up knowledge, but foolish speech leads to imminent destruction.
15The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.15The wealth of a rich person is like a fortified city, but the poor are brought to ruin by their poverty.
16The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.16The reward which the righteous receive is life; the recompense which the wicked receive is judgment.
17He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.17The one who heeds instruction is on the way to life, but the one who rejects rebuke goes astray.
18He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.18The one who conceals hatred utters lies, and the one who spreads slander is certainly a fool.
19In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.19When words abound, transgression is inevitable, but the one who restrains his words is wise.
20The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.20What the righteous say is like the best silver, but what the wicked think is of little value.
21The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.21The teaching of the righteous feeds many, but fools die for lack of wisdom.
22The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.22The blessing from the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow to it.
23It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.23Carrying out a wicked scheme is enjoyable to a fool, and so is wisdom for the one who has discernment.
24The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.24What the wicked fears will come on him; what the righteous desire will be granted.
25As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.25When the storm passes through, the wicked are swept away, but the righteous are an everlasting foundation.
26As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.26Like vinegar to the teeth and like smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
27The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.27Fearing the LORD prolongs life, but the life span of the wicked will be shortened.
28The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.28The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked will remain unfulfilled.
29The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.29The way of the LORD is like a stronghold for the upright, but it is destruction to evildoers.
30The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.30The righteous will never be moved, but the wicked will not inhabit the land.
31The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.31The speech of the righteous bears the fruit of wisdom, but the one who speaks perversion will be destroyed.
32The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.32The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing, but the speech of the wicked is perverse.
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