Proverbs 10
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1The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grieves his mother.
2Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.2Nothing good comes from ill-gotten wealth, but righteousness delivers from death.
3The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.3The LORD won't cause the righteous to hunger, but he will reject what the wicked crave.
4Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.4Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands lead to wealth.
5He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.5Whoever harvests during summer acts wisely, but the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
6Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.6Blessings come upon the head of the righteous, but the words of the wicked conceal violence.
7The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot.7The reputation of the righteous leads to blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.8The wise person accepts commands, but the chattering fool will be brought down.
9Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.9Whoever walks in integrity lives prudently, but whoever perverts his way of life will be exposed.
10Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.10Those who wink their eyes are trouble makers, and the mocking fool will be brought down.
11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.11What the righteous say is a flowing fountain, but what the wicked say conceals violence.
12Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.12Hatred awakens contention, but love covers all transgressions.
13Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.13Wisdom characterizes the speech of the discerning, but the rod is for the backs of those lacking discernment.
14The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.14Those who are wise store up knowledge, but when the fool speaks, destruction is near.
15The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.15The rich hide within the fortress that is their wealth, but the poor are dismayed due to their poverty.
16The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.16Honorable wages lead to life; the salaries of the wicked, to retribution.
17Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.17Whoever heeds correction is on the pathway to life, but someone who ignores exhortation goes astray.
18Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.18Whoever conceals hatred is a deceitful liar, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.19Transgression is at work where people talk too much, but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent.
20The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.20What the righteous person says is like precious silver; the thoughts of the wicked are compared to small things.
21The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense.21What the righteous person says nourishes many, but fools die because they lack discerning hearts.
22The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.22The blessing of the LORD establishes wealth, and difficulty does not accompany it.
23A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.23Just as the fool considers wickedness his joy, so is wisdom to the discerning man.
24What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted.24What the wicked fears will come about, but the longing of the righteous will be granted.
25When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.25When the storm ends, the wicked vanish, but the righteous person is forever firm.
26As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so are sluggards to those who send them.26As vinegar is to the mouth and smoke to the eyes, so is the lazy person to those who send him.
27The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.27Fearing the LORD prolongs life, but the wicked will not live long.
28The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.28What the righteous hope for brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked dies.
29The way of the LORD is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.29To the upright, the way of the LORD is a place of safety, but it's a place of ruin to those who practice evil.
30The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.30The righteous will never be overthrown, but the wicked will never inhabit the land.
31From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced.31The words of the righteous overflow with wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out.
32The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.32Righteous lips know what is prudent, but the words of the wicked are perverse.
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