Proverbs 10 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes his father happy, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother. 1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.
2 Treasures gained dishonestly profit no one, but righteousness rescues from death. 2 Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.
3 The LORD will not allow a righteous person to starve, but he intentionally ignores the desires of a wicked person. 3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4 Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands bring riches. 4 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
5 Whoever gathers in the summer is a wise son. Whoever sleeps at harvest time brings shame. 5 He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
6 Blessings cover the head of a righteous person, but violence covers the mouths of wicked people. 6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
7 The name of a righteous person remains blessed, but the names of wicked people will rot away. 7 The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8 The one who is truly wise accepts commands, but the one who talks foolishly will be thrown down headfirst. 8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
9 Whoever lives honestly will live securely, but whoever lives dishonestly will be found out. 9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
10 Whoever winks with his eye causes heartache. The one who talks foolishly will be thrown down headfirst. 10 He who winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
11 The mouth of a righteous person is a fountain of life, but the mouths of wicked people conceal violence. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
12 Hate starts quarrels, but love covers every wrong. 12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
13 Wisdom is found on the lips of a person who has understanding, but a rod is for the back of one without sense. 13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment.
14 Those who are wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a stubborn fool invites ruin. 14 Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
15 The rich person's wealth is [his] strong city. Poverty ruins the poor. 15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
16 A righteous person's reward is life. A wicked person's harvest is sin. 16 The wages of the righteous bring them life, but the income of the wicked brings them punishment.
17 Whoever practices discipline is on the way to life, but whoever ignores a warning strays. 17 He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
18 Whoever conceals hatred has lying lips. Whoever spreads slander is a fool. 18 He who conceals his hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19 Sin is unavoidable when there is much talk, but whoever seals his lips is wise. 19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
20 The tongue of a righteous person is pure silver. The hearts of wicked people are worthless. 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
21 The lips of a righteous person feed many, but stubborn fools die because they have no sense. 21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment.
22 It is the LORD's blessing that makes a person rich, and hard work adds nothing to it. 22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
23 Like the laughter of a fool when he carries out an evil plan, so is wisdom to a person who has understanding. 23 A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.
24 That which wicked people dread happens to them, but [the LORD] grants the desire of righteous people. 24 What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted.
25 When the storm has passed, the wicked person has vanished, but the righteous person has an everlasting foundation. 25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth, like smoke to the eyes, so is the lazy person to those who send him [on a mission]. 26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.
27 The fear of the LORD lengthens [the number of] days, but the years of wicked people are shortened. 27 The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28 The hope of righteous people [leads to] joy, but the eager waiting of wicked people comes to nothing. 28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
29 The way of the LORD is a fortress for an innocent person but a ruin to those who are troublemakers. 29 The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
30 A righteous person will never be moved, but wicked people will not continue to live in the land. 30 The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.
31 The mouth of a righteous person increases wisdom, but a devious tongue will be cut off. 31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.
32 The lips of a righteous person announce good will, but the mouths of wicked people are devious. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is fitting, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.