Proverbs 10:1-10 NLT

1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise childa brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother.

References for Proverbs 10:1

    • q 10:1 - Hebrew <I>son;</I> also in 10:1b.
      2 Ill-gotten gain has no lasting value, but right living can save your life.
      3 The LORD will not let the godly starve to death, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.
      4 Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich.
      5 A wise youth works hard all summer; a youth who sleeps away the hour of opportunity brings shame.
      6 The godly are showered with blessings; evil people cover up their harmful intentions.
      7 We all have happy memories of the godly, but the name of a wicked person rots away.
      8 The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.
      9 People with integrity have firm footing, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall.
      10 People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace. b

      References for Proverbs 10:10

        • r 10:10 - As in Greek version; Hebrew reads <I>but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.</I>