Proverbs 10
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1The proverbs of Solomon: A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.1Solomon's proverbs: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.
2Tainted wealth has no lasting value, but right living can save your life.2Ill-gotten gains do not profit anyone, but righteousness rescues from death.
3The LORD will not let the godly go hungry, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.3The LORD will not let the righteous go hungry, but he denies the wicked what they crave.
4Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.4Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches.
5A wise youth harvests in the summer, but one who sleeps during harvest is a disgrace.5The son who gathers during summer is prudent; the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
6The godly are showered with blessings; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.6Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
7We have happy memories of the godly, but the name of a wicked person rots away.7The remembrance of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.8A wise heart accepts commands, but foolish lips will be destroyed.
9People with integrity walk safely, but those who follow crooked paths will be exposed.9The one who lives with integrity lives securely, but whoever perverts his ways will be found out.
10People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace.10A sly wink of the eye causes grief, and foolish lips will be destroyed.
11The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain; the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
12Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love makes up for all offenses.12Hatred stirs up conflicts, but love covers all offenses.
13Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding, but those lacking sense will be beaten with a rod.13Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.
14Wise people treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.14The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction.
15The wealth of the rich is their fortress; the poverty of the poor is their destruction.15The wealth of the rich is his fortified city; the poverty of the poor is their destruction.
16The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin.16The reward of the righteous is life; the wages of the wicked is punishment.
17People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore correction will go astray.17The one who follows instruction is on the path to life, but the one who rejects correction goes astray.
18Hiding hatred makes you a liar; slandering others makes you a fool.18The one who conceals hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19Too much talk leads to sin. Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.19When there are many words, sin is unavoidable, but the one who controls his lips is prudent.
20The words of the godly are like sterling silver; the heart of a fool is worthless.20The tongue of the righteous is pure silver; the heart of the wicked is of little value.
21The words of the godly encourage many, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.21The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.
22The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.22The LORD's blessing enriches, and he adds no painful effort to it.
23Doing wrong is fun for a fool, but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible.23As shameful conduct is pleasure for a fool, so wisdom is for a person of understanding.
24The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled; the hopes of the godly will be granted.24What the wicked dreads will come to him, but what the righteous desire will be given to them.
25When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation.25When the whirlwind passes, the wicked are no more, but the righteous are secure forever.
26Lazy people irritate their employers, like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes.26Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so the slacker is to the one who sends him on an errand.
27Fear of the LORD lengthens one’s life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.27The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.28The hope of the righteous is joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
29The way of the LORD is a stronghold to those with integrity, but it destroys the wicked.29The way of the LORD is a stronghold for the honorable, but destruction awaits the malicious.
30The godly will never be disturbed, but the wicked will be removed from the land.30The righteous will never be shaken, but the wicked will not remain on the earth.
31The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice, but the tongue that deceives will be cut off.31The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.
32The lips of the godly speak helpful words, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.32The lips of the righteous know what is appropriate, but the mouth of the wicked, only what is perverse.
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