Proverbs 10:1-22 NIV

Proverbs of Solomon

1 The proverbs1 of Solomon:2 A wise son brings joy to his father,3 but a foolish son grief to his mother.

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2 Ill-gotten treasures are of no value,4 but righteousness delivers from death.5

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3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry6 but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.7

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4 Lazy hands make a man poor,8 but diligent hands bring wealth.9

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5 He who gathers crops in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.10

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6 Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.a11

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    • a 10:6 - Or "but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence"; also in verse 11
      7 The memory of the righteous12 will be a blessing, but the name of the wicked13 will rot.14

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      8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.15

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      9 The man of integrity16 walks securely,17 but he who takes crooked paths will be found out.18

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      10 He who winks maliciously19 causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin.

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      11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,20 but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.21

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          12 Hatred stirs up dissension, but love covers over all wrongs.22

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          13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,23 but a rod is for the back of him who lacks judgment.24

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          14 Wise men store up knowledge,25 but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.26

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          15 The wealth of the rich is their fortified city,27 but poverty is the ruin of the poor.28

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          16 The wages of the righteous bring them life,29 but the income of the wicked brings them punishment.30

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          17 He who heeds discipline shows the way to life,31 but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.

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          18 He who conceals his hatred has lying lips,32 and whoever spreads slander is a fool.

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          19 When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise.33

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          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, but fools die for lack of judgment.34

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          22 The blessing of the LORD 35 brings wealth,36 and he adds no trouble to it.37

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