Proverbs 10:21-31 NIV

21 The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment.1

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22 The blessing of the LORD 2 brings wealth,3 and he adds no trouble to it.4

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23 A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct,5 but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.

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24 What the wicked dreads6 will overtake him;7 what the righteous desire will be granted.8

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25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm9 forever.10

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26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke11 to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.12

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27 The fear of the LORD adds length to life,13 but the years of the wicked are cut short.14

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28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.15

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29 The way of the LORD is a refuge for the righteous, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.16

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30 The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.17

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31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,18 but a perverse tongue19 will be cut out.

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