Proverbs, Chapter 10

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

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