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 child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.
2Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.2Tainted wealth has no lasting value, but right living can save your life.
3The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.3The LORD will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.
4Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.4Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.
5He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.5A wise youth harvests in the summer, but one who sleeps during harvest is a disgrace.
6Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.6The godly are showered with blessings; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.
7The name of the righteous is used in blessings, 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 in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.8The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.
9Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.9People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.
10Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.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 conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.12Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses.
13Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.13Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding, but those lacking sense will be beaten with a rod.
14The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.14Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.
15The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.15The wealth of the rich is their fortress; the poverty of the poor is their destruction.
16The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.16The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin.
17Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.17People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore correction will go astray.
18Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.18Hiding hatred makes you a liar; slandering others makes you a fool.
19Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.19Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
20The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.20The words of the godly are like sterling silver; the heart of a fool is worthless.
21The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense.21The words of the godly encourage many, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.
22The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.22The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
23A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.23Doing wrong is fun for a fool, but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible.
24What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted.24The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled; the hopes of the godly will be granted.
25When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.25When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.
26As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so are sluggards to those who send them.26Lazy people irritate their employers, like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes.
27The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.27Fear of the LORD lengthens one’s life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.28The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.
29The way of the LORD is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.29The way of the LORD is a stronghold to those with integrity, but it destroys the wicked.
30The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.30The godly will never be disturbed, but the wicked will be removed from the land.
31From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced.31The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice, but the tongue that deceives will be cut off.
32The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.32The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.
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