Proverbs 10:1-11 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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