Proverbs 101 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son causeth his father to rejoice; but a foolish son is the grief of his mother. 2 Treasures of wickedness will not profit aught; but righteousness will deliver from death. 3 The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; but the sinful desires of the wicked will he cast away. 4 He becometh poor that laboreth with an indolent hand, but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. 5 He that gathereth in summer is an intelligent son; but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. 6 Blessings come upon the head of the righteous; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence. 7 The memory of the just is destined to be blessed; but the name of the wicked shall rot. 8 The wise in heart will accept commandments; but he that is a fool in his speaking will stumble. 9 He that walketh uprightly ever walketh securely; but he that perverteth his ways will be punished. 10 He that winketh with the eye causeth vexation; and he that is a fool in his speaking will stumble. 11 A source of life is the mouth of the righteous; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence. 12 Hatred stirreth up strifes; but love throweth a cover over all transgressions. 13 On the lips of the man of understanding there is found wisdom: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of sense. 14 Wise men treasure up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish is an approaching terror. 15 The wealth of the rich man is his strong town: the terror of the poor is their poverty. 16 The labor of the righteous tendeth to life: the product of the wicked is for sin. 17 On the way unto life is he that observeth correction; but he that forsaketh reproof is in error. 18 He that hideth hatred hath lips of falsehood; and he that spreadeth abroad an evil report, is a fool. 19 In a multitude of words transgression cannot be avoided; but he that refraineth his lips is intelligent. 20 Like choice silver is the tongue of the righteous: the heart of the wicked is worth but very little. 21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die through lack of sense. 22 The blessing of the Lord it is which maketh rich, and painful labor addeth nothing thereto. 23 It is as sport to a fool to do wicked deeds; but a man of understanding hath wisdom. 24 What the wicked dreadeth, that will come upon him: but the longing of the righteous will God grant. 25 As the whirlwind passeth by, the wicked is no more; but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. 26 As vinegar is to the teeth, and as smoke is to the eyes: so is the sluggard to those that send him. 27 The fear of the Lord increaseth man’s days; but the years of the wicked will be shortened. 28 The expectation of the righteous is joy; but the hope of the wicked shall perish. 29 The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the upright; but terror is destined to the workers of injustice. 30 The righteous shall never be removed; but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth. 31 The mouth of the just uttereth wisdom; but the tongue of perverseness shall be cut out. 32 The lips of the righteous know how to obtain favor; but the mouth of the wicked speaketh perverseness.
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