Proverbs 10

Contrast of the Righteous and the Wicked

1 The 1proverbs of Solomon. 2A wise son makes a father glad, But 3a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
3 The LORD 5will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He 6will reject the craving of the wicked.
4 Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the 7hand of the diligent makes rich.
5 He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.
6 8Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But 9the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
7 The 10memory of the righteous is blessed, But 11the name of the wicked will rot.
8 The 12wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined.
9 He 13who walks in integrity walks securely, But 14he who perverts his ways will be found out.
10 He 15who winks the eye causes trouble, And 16a babbling fool will be ruined.
11 The 17mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But 18the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
13 On 20the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But 21a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.
14 Wise men 22store up knowledge, But with 23the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
15 The 24rich man's wealth is his fortress *, The 25ruin of the poor is their poverty.
16 The 26wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.
17 He 27is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.
18 He 28who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.
19 When there are 29many words, transgression is unavoidable *, But 30he who restrains his lips is wise.
20 The tongue of the righteous is as 31choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.
21 The 32lips of the righteous feed many, But fools 33die for lack of understanding.
22 It is the 34blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.
23 Doing wickedness is like 35sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.
24 What 36the wicked fears will come upon him, But the 37desire of the righteous will be granted.
25 When the 38whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, But the 39righteous has an everlasting foundation.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the 40lazy one to those who send him.
27 The 41fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the 42years of the wicked will be shortened.
28 The 43hope of the righteous is gladness, But the 44expectation of the wicked perishes.
29 The 45way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, But 46ruin to the workers of iniquity.
30 The 47righteous will never * be shaken, But 48the wicked will not dwell in the land.
31 The 49mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the 50perverted tongue will be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous bring forth 51what is acceptable, But the 52mouth of the wicked what is perverted.
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