Proverbs 10

Contrast of the Righteous and the Wicked

The a proverbs of Solomon. b A wise son makes a father glad,
But c a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
Lit Treasures of wickedness
e Ill-gotten gains do not profit,
But righteousness delivers from death.
The  Lord f will not allow the
Lit soul of the righteous
righteous to hunger,
But He h will
Lit thrust away
reject the craving of the wicked.
Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,
But the j hand of the diligent makes rich.
He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,
But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.
k Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
But l the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
The m memory of the righteous is blessed,
But n the name of the wicked will rot.
The o wise of heart will receive commands,
Lit the foolish of lips
a babbling fool will be
Lit thrust down
He r who walks in integrity walks securely,
But s he who perverts his ways will be found out.
10 He t who winks the eye causes trouble,
Lit the foolish of lips
v a babbling fool will be
Lit thrust down
11 The x mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
But y the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
12 Hatred stirs up strife,
But z love covers all transgressions.
13 On aa the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found,
But ab a rod is for the back of him who lacks
Lit heart
14 Wise men ad store up knowledge,
But with ae the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
15 The af rich man’s wealth is his
Lit strong city
The ah ruin of the poor is their poverty.
16 The
Or work
aj wages of the righteous is life,
The income of the wicked, punishment.
17 He ak is on the path of life who heeds instruction,
But he who ignores reproof goes astray.
18 He al who conceals hatred has lying lips,
And he who spreads slander is a fool.
19 When there are am many words, transgression is unavoidable,
But an he who restrains his lips is wise.
20 The tongue of the righteous is as ao choice silver,
The heart of the wicked is worth little.
21 The ap lips of the righteous feed many,
But fools aq die for lack of
Lit heart
22 It is the as blessing of the  Lord that makes rich,
And He adds no sorrow to it.
23 Doing wickedness is like at sport to a fool,
And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.
24 What au the wicked fears will come upon him,
But the av desire of the righteous will be granted.
25 When the aw whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more,
But the ax righteous has an everlasting foundation.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
So is the ay lazy one to those who send him.
27 The az fear of the  Lord prolongs
Lit days
But the bb years of the wicked will be shortened.
28 The bc hope of the righteous is gladness,
But the bd expectation of the wicked perishes.
29 The be way of the  Lord is a stronghold to the upright,
But bf ruin to the workers of iniquity.
30 The bg righteous will never be shaken,
But bh the wicked will not dwell in the land.
31 The bi mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom,
But the bj perverted tongue will be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous bring forth bk what is acceptable,
But the bl mouth of the wicked what is perverted.

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