Proverbs 10

1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. 2Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death. 3Jehovah will not allow the soul of a righteous man to famish, but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked. 4He who works with a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich. 5He who gathers in summer is a wise son. He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame. 6Blessings are upon the head of a righteous man, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked. 7The memory of a righteous man is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot. 8The wise in heart will receive commandments, but a prating fool shall fall. 9He who walks uprightly walks securely, but he who perverts his ways shall be known. 10He who winks with the eye causes sorrow. And a prating fool shall fall. 11The mouth of a righteous man is a fountain of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked. 12Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions. 13In the lips of him who has discernment wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding. 14Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a foolish man is a present destruction. 15The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty. 16The labor of a righteous man produces life. The fruit of a wicked man is to sin. 17He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof errs. 18He who hides hatred is of lying lips. And he who utters a slander is a fool. 19Transgression is not lacking in the multitude of words, but he who refrains his lips does wisely. 20The tongue of a righteous man is choice silver. The heart of the wicked is little worth. 21The lips of a righteous man feeds many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding. 22The blessing of Jehovah, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. 23It is as sport to a fool to do mischief, and so is wisdom to a man of understanding. 24The fear of a wicked man shall come upon him. And the desire of the righteous shall be granted. 25When the whirlwind passes, the wicked man is no more, but the righteous man is an everlasting foundation. 26As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him. 27The fear of Jehovah prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. 28The hope of the righteous is gladness, but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. 29The way of Jehovah is a stronghold to the upright, but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity. 30A righteous man shall never be removed, but the wicked shall not dwell in the land. 31The mouth of a righteous man brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut off. 32The lips of a righteous man knows what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked is perverseness.
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