Proverbs 10
New American Standard Bible 1995New Living Translation
1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.1The proverbs of Solomon: A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.
2Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.2Tainted wealth has no lasting value, but right living can save your life.
3The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked.3The LORD will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.
4Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.4Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.
5He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.5A wise youth harvests in the summer, but one who sleeps during harvest is a disgrace.
6Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.6The godly are showered with blessings; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.
7The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.7We have happy memories of the godly, but the name of a wicked person rots away.
8The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined.8The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.
9He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.9People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.
10He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined.10People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace.
11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.11The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.
12Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.12Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses.
13On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.13Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding, but those lacking sense will be beaten with a rod.
14Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.14Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.
15The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.15The wealth of the rich is their fortress; the poverty of the poor is their destruction.
16The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.16The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin.
17He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.17People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore correction will go astray.
18He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.18Hiding hatred makes you a liar; slandering others makes you a fool.
19When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.19Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
20The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.20The words of the godly are like sterling silver; the heart of a fool is worthless.
21The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.21The words of the godly encourage many, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.
22It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.22The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
23Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.23Doing wrong is fun for a fool, but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible.
24What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted.24The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled; the hopes of the godly will be granted.
25When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.25When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.
26Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.26Lazy people irritate their employers, like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes.
27The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.27Fear of the LORD lengthens one’s life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes.28The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.
29The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, But ruin to the workers of iniquity.29The way of the LORD is a stronghold to those with integrity, but it destroys the wicked.
30The righteous will never be shaken, But the wicked will not dwell in the land.30The godly will never be disturbed, but the wicked will be removed from the land.
31The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.31The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice, but the tongue that deceives will be cut off.
32The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.32The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.
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