Proverbs 10:23-32 NIV

23 A fool finds pleasure in evil conduct,1 but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.

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24 What the wicked dreads2 will overtake him;3 what the righteous desire will be granted.4

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25 When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm5 forever.6

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26 As vinegar to the teeth and smoke7 to the eyes, so is a sluggard to those who send him.8

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27 The fear of the LORD adds length to life,9 but the years of the wicked are cut short.10

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28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.11

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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.12

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30 The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.13

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31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,14 but a perverse tongue15 will be cut out.

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      32 The lips of the righteous know what is fitting,16 but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.17

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