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1 Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son causeth a father to rejoice, And a foolish son [is] an affliction 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 of wickedness profit not, And righteousness delivereth from death. 2 Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death.
3 Jehovah causeth not the soul of the righteous to hunger, And the desire of the wicked He thrusteth away. 3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4 Poor [is] he who is working -- a slothful hand, And the hand of the diligent maketh rich. 4 Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.
5 Whoso is gathering in summer [is] a wise son, Whoso is sleeping in harvest [is] a son causing 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] for the head of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence. 6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
7 The remembrance of the righteous [is] for a blessing, And the name of the wicked doth rot. 7 The memory of the righteous will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8 The wise in heart accepteth commands, And a talkative fool kicketh. 8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
9 Whoso is walking in integrity walketh confidently, And whoso is perverting his ways is known. 9 The man of integrity walks securely, but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.
10 Whoso is winking the eye giveth grief, And a talkative fool kicketh. 10 He who winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.
11 A fountain of life [is] the mouth of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence. 11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.
12 Hatred awaketh contentions, And over all transgressions love covereth. 12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.
13 In the lips of the intelligent is wisdom found, And a rod [is] for the back of him who is lacking understanding. 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 lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool [is] near ruin. 14 Wise men store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
15 The wealth of the rich [is] his 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 wage of the righteous [is] for life, The increase of the wicked for sin. 16 The wages of the righteous bring them life, but the income of the wicked brings them punishment.
17 A traveller to life [is] he who is keeping instruction, And whoso is forsaking rebuke is erring. 17 He who heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
18 Whoso is covering hatred with lying lips, And whoso is bringing out an evil report is a fool. 18 He who conceals his hatred has lying lips, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19 In the abundance of words transgression ceaseth not, And whoso is restraining 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] chosen silver, The heart of the wicked -- as a little thing. 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 delight many, And fools for lack of heart die. 21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment.
22 The blessing of Jehovah -- it maketh rich, And He addeth no grief with it. 22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, and he adds no trouble to it.
23 To execute inventions [is] as play to a fool, And wisdom to a man of understanding. 23 A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct, but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.
24 The feared thing of the wicked it meeteth him, And the desire of the righteous is given. 24 What the wicked dreads will overtake him; what the righteous desire will be granted.
25 As the passing by of a hurricane, So the wicked is not, And the righteous is a foundation age-during. 25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
26 As vinegar to the teeth, And as smoke to the eyes, So [is] the slothful to those sending 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 Jehovah addeth days, And the years of the wicked 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 the righteous [is] joyful, And the expectation of the wicked perisheth. 28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
29 The way of Jehovah [is] strength to the perfect, And ruin to 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 to the age is not moved, And the wicked inhabit not the earth. 30 The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.
31 The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And the tongue of frowardness is 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 a pleasing thing, And the mouth of the wicked perverseness! 32 The lips of the righteous know what is fitting, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.