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1 The Proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of 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 of wickedness profit nothing, But righteousness delivers from death. 2 Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.
3 The Lord will not allow the righteous soul to famish, But He casts away the desire of the wicked. 3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4 He who has a slack hand becomes poor, But the hand of the diligent makes rich. 4 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son; He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame. 5 He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked. 6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
7 The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot. 7 The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8 The wise in heart will receive commands, But a prating fool will fall. 8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
9 He who walks with integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will become known. 9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
10 He who winks with the eye causes trouble, But a prating fool will fall. 10 He who winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a well of life, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins. 12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
13 Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding, But a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding. 13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment.
14 Wise people store up knowledge, But the mouth of the foolish is near destruction. 14 Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city; The destruction of the poor is their poverty. 15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
16 The labor of the righteous leads to life, The wages of the wicked to sin. 16 The wages of the righteous bring them life, but the income of the wicked brings them punishment.
17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, But he who refuses correction goes astray. 17 He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
18 Whoever hides hatred has lying lips, And whoever spreads slander is a fool. 18 He who conceals his hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19 In the multitude of words sin is not lacking, But he who restrains 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 the righteous is choice silver; The heart of the wicked is worth little. 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of wisdom. 21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment.
22 The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it. 22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
23 To do evil is like sport to a fool, But a man of understanding has wisdom. 23 A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.
24 The fear of the wicked will come upon him, And the desire of the righteous will be granted. 24 What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted.
25 When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation. 25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy man to those who send him. 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 prolongs days, But the years of the wicked will be shortened. 27 The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28 The hope of the righteous will be gladness, But the expectation of the wicked will perish. 28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
29 The way of the Lord is strength for the upright, But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity. 29 The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
30 The righteous will never be removed, But the wicked will not inhabit the earth. 30 The righteous will never be uprooted, 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 out. 31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverse. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is fitting, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.