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Proverbs 10 (Complete Jewish Bible)

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1 The proverbs of Shlomo: A wise son is a joy to his father, but a foolish son is a grief to his mother. 2 No good comes from ill-gotten wealth, but righteousness rescues from death. 3 ADONAI does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. 4 Idle hands bring poverty; diligent hands bring wealth. 5 A sensible person gathers in summer, but he who sleeps during harvest is an embarrassment. 6 Blessings are for the head of the righteous, but the speech of the wicked is a cover for violence. 7 The memory of the righteous will be for a blessing, but the reputation of the wicked will rot. 8 Wise-hearted people take orders, but a babbling fool will have trouble. 9 He who walks purely walks securely, but he who walks in crooked ways will be found out. 10 He who winks his eye [instead of rebuking] causes pain, yet a babbling fool will have trouble. 11 The speech of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the speech of the wicked is a cover for violence. 12 Hate stirs up disputes, but love covers all kinds of transgressions. 13 On the lips of the intelligent is found wisdom, but a stick is in store for the back of a fool. 14 Wise people hide their knowledge, but when a fool speaks, ruin is imminent. 15 The wealth of the rich is his fortified city; the ruin of the poor is their poverty. 16 The activity of the righteous is for life; the income of the wicked is for sin. 17 He who observes discipline is on the way to life; but he who ignores correction is making a mistake. 18 He who covers up hate has lips that lie, and anyone who slanders is a fool. 19 When words are many, sin is not lacking; so he who controls his speech is wise. 20 The tongue of the righteous is like pure silver, but the mind of the wicked is worth little. 21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense. 22 The blessing of ADONAI is what makes people rich, and he doesn't mix sorrow with it. 23 To a fool, vileness is like a game, as is wisdom to a person of discernment. 24 What a fool dreads will overtake him, but the righteous will be given his desire. 25 When the storm has passed, the wicked are gone; but the righteous are firmly established forever. 26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes is a lazy person to his employer. 27 The fear of ADONAI adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. 28 What the righteous hope for will end in joy; what the wicked expect will come to nothing. 29 The way of ADONAI is a stronghold to the upright but ruin to those who do evil. 30 The righteous will never be moved, but the wicked will not remain in the land. 31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is wanted, but the mouth of the wicked [knows] deceit.
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