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Proverbs 10 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise child brings joy to a father; a foolish child brings grief to a mother. 1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grief to his mother.
2 Ill-gotten gain has no lasting value, but right living can save your life. 2 Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.
3 The LORD will not let the godly starve to death, but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked. 3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4 Lazy people are soon poor; hard workers get rich. 4 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
5 A wise youth works hard all summer; a youth who sleeps away the hour of opportunity brings shame. 5 He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
6 The godly are showered with blessings; evil people cover up their harmful intentions. 6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
7 We all have happy memories of the godly, but the name of a wicked person rots away. 7 The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8 The wise are glad to be instructed, but babbling fools fall flat on their faces. 8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
9 People with integrity have firm footing, but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall. 9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
10 People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace. 10 He who winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
11 The words of the godly lead to life; evil people cover up their harmful intentions. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
12 Hatred stirs up quarrels, but love covers all offenses. 12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
13 Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding, but fools will be punished with a rod. 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 treasure knowledge, but the babbling of a fool invites trouble. 14 Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
15 The wealth of the rich is their fortress; the poverty of the poor is their calamity. 15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
16 The earnings of the godly enhance their lives, but evil people squander their money on sin. 16 The wages of the righteous bring them life, but the income of the wicked brings them punishment.
17 People who accept correction are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore it will lead others astray. 17 He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
18 To hide hatred is to be a liar; to slander is to be a fool. 18 He who conceals his hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19 Don't talk too much, for it fosters sin. Be sensible and turn off the flow! 19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.
20 The words of the godly are like sterling silver; the heart of a fool is worthless. 20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
21 The godly give good advice, but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense. 21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment.
22 The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich, and he adds no sorrow with it. 22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
23 Doing wrong is fun for a fool, while wise conduct is a pleasure to the wise. 23 A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.
24 The fears of the wicked will all come true; so will the hopes of the godly. 24 What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted.
25 Disaster strikes like a cyclone, whirling the wicked away, but the godly have a lasting foundation. 25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
26 Lazy people are a pain to their employer. They are like smoke in the eyes or vinegar that sets the teeth on edge. 26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.
27 Fear of the LORD lengthens one's life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. 27 The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28 The hopes of the godly result in happiness, but the expectations of the wicked are all in vain. 28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
29 The LORD protects the upright but destroys the wicked. 29 The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
30 The godly will never be disturbed, but the wicked will be removed from the land. 30 The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.
31 The godly person gives wise advice, but the tongue that deceives will be cut off. 31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be cut out.
32 The godly speak words that are helpful, but the wicked speak only what is corrupt. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is fitting, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.