Proverbs 10 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise child makes a father glad, but a foolish child brings sorrow 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 The treasure of the wicked won't profit them, but righteousness rescues people from death. 2 Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.
3 The LORD doesn't let the righteous starve, but he rejects the desires of the wicked. 3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4 Laziness brings poverty; hard work makes one rich. 4 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
5 A wise son harvests in the summer; a disgraceful son sleeps right through the harvest. 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 the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
7 The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked rots. 7 The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8 The skilled mind accepts commands, but a foolish talker is ruined. 8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
9 Those who walk in innocence walk with confidence, but those on crooked paths will be found out. 9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
10 Those who wink an eye bring trouble; those who speak foolishly are ruined. 10 He who winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
12 Hate stirs up conflict, but love covers all offenses. 12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
13 Wisdom is found on the lips of those who have understanding, but there is a rod for the back of those with no sense. 13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment.
14 The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool brings on ruin. 14 Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
15 The riches of the wealthy are their strong city; the ruin 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 wages of the righteous lead to life; the earnings of the wicked lead to sin. 16 The wages of the righteous bring them life, but the income of the wicked brings them punishment.
17 Those who heed instruction are on the way to life, but those who ignore correction lose their way. 17 He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
18 Lying lips conceal hate, and those who spread slander are fools. 18 He who conceals his hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19 With lots of words comes wrongdoing, but the wise restrain their lips. 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, but the heart of the wicked lacks value. 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 nourish many people, but fools who lack sense will die. 21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment.
22 The LORD's blessing makes a person rich, and no trouble is added to it. 22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
23 Fools enjoy vile deeds, but those with understanding take pleasure in wisdom. 23 A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.
24 What the wicked dread will come on them, but what the righteous desire will be given to them. 24 What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted.
25 After a whirlwind passes by, the wicked are no more, but the righteous stand firm forever. 25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so are lazy people to those who authorize them. 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 increases one's life, but the years of the wicked will be cut short. 27 The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28 The expectations of the righteous result in joy, but the hopes of the wicked will perish. 28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
29 The path of the LORD is a refuge for the innocent and ruin for those who do evil. 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 shaken, but the wicked won't dwell in the land. 30 The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.
31 The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, but the twisted 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 the wise know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked knows only what is perverse. 32 The lips of the righteous know what is fitting, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.