Proverbs 10; Proverbs 11; Proverbs 12

1 These are the proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes his father glad. But a foolish son brings sorrow to his mother. 2 Riches that are gained by sinning aren't worth anything. But doing what is right saves you from death. 3 The LORD gives those who do right the food they need. But he lets those who do wrong go hungry. 4 Hands that don't want to work make you poor. But hands that work hard bring wealth to you. 5 A child who gathers crops in summer is wise. But a child who sleeps at harvest time brings shame. 6 Blessings are like crowns on the heads of those who do right. But the trouble caused by what sinners say destroys them. 7 To remember those who do right is a blessing. But the names of those who do wrong will rot. 8 A wise heart accepts commands. But foolish chattering destroys you. 9 Anyone who lives without blame walks safely. But anyone who takes a crooked path will get caught. 10 An evil wink gets you into trouble. And foolish chattering destroys you. 11 The mouths of those who do right are a fountain of life. But the trouble caused by what sinners say destroys them. 12 Hate stirs up fights. But love erases all sins by forgiving them. 13 Wisdom is found on the lips of those who understand what is right. But those who have no sense are punished. 14 Wise people store up knowledge. But the mouths of foolish people destroy them. 15 The wealth of rich people is like a city that makes them feel safe. But having nothing destroys those who are poor. 16 People who do what is right earn life. But what sinners earn causes them to be punished. 17 Anyone who pays attention to his training is on his way to life. But anyone who refuses to be corrected leads others down the wrong path. 18 Anyone who hides hatred has lying lips. And anyone who spreads lies is foolish. 19 Those who talk a lot are likely to sin. But those who control their tongues are wise. 20 The tongues of those who do right are like fine silver. But the hearts of those who do wrong aren't worth very much. 21 The words of those who do right benefit many people. But those who are foolish die because they have no sense. 22 The blessing of the LORD brings wealth. Trouble doesn't come with it. 23 A foolish person finds pleasure in doing evil things. But a man who has understanding takes delight in wisdom. 24 What sinners are afraid of will catch up with them. But those who do right will get what they want. 25 When the storm is over, sinners are gone. But those who do right stand firm forever. 26 Anyone who doesn't want to work hurts those who send him. He is like vinegar on the teeth or smoke in the eyes. 27 Having respect for the LORD leads to a longer life. But the years of evil people are cut short. 28 Those who do right can expect joy. But the hopes of sinners are bound to fail. 29 The way of the LORD leads to a safe place for those who do right. But it destroys those who do evil. 30 Those who do right will never be removed from the land. But those who do wrong will not remain in it. 31 The mouths of those who do right produce wisdom. But tongues that speak twisted words will be cut out. 32 Those who do right know the proper thing to say. But those who do wrong speak only twisted words.
1 The LORD hates it when people use scales to cheat others. But he is delighted when people use honest weights. 2 When pride comes, shame follows. But wisdom comes to those who are not proud. 3 Those who do what is right are guided by their honest lives. But those who aren't faithful are destroyed by their trickery. 4 Wealth isn't worth anything when God judges you. But doing what is right saves you from death. 5 The ways of honest people are made straight because they do what is right. But those who do what is wrong are brought down by their own sins. 6 Godly people are saved by doing what is right. But those who aren't faithful are trapped by evil longings. 7 When an evil man dies, his hope dies with him. Everything he expected to gain from his power will be lost. 8 Those who do right are saved from trouble. But trouble comes on those who do wrong. 9 With their words ungodly people destroy their neighbors. But those who do what is right escape because of their knowledge. 10 When those who do right succeed, their city is glad. When those who do wrong die, people shout for joy. 11 The blessing of honest people builds up a city. But the words of sinners destroy it. 12 A person who has no sense makes fun of his neighbor. But a man who has understanding controls his tongue. 13 Those who talk about others tell secrets. But those who can be trusted keep things to themselves. 14 Without the guidance of good leaders a nation falls. But many good advisers can save it. 15 Anyone who puts up money for what someone else owes will certainly suffer. But a person who doesn't agree to pay up for someone else is safe. 16 A woman who has a kind heart gains respect. But men who are not kind gain only wealth. 17 A kind man benefits himself. But a mean person brings trouble on himself. 18 Those who do what is wrong really earn nothing. But those who plant what is right will certainly be rewarded. 19 Right living leads to life. But anyone who runs after evil will die. 20 The LORD hates those whose hearts are twisted. But he is pleased with those who live without blame. 21 You can be sure that sinners will be punished. And you can also be sure that godly people will go free. 22 A beautiful woman who has no sense is like a gold ring in a pig's nose. 23 What godly people long for ends only in what is good. But what sinners hope for ends only in God's anger. 24 Some give freely but get even richer. Others don't give what they should but get even poorer. 25 Anyone who gives a lot will succeed. Anyone who renews others will be renewed. 26 People call down curses on those who store up grain for themselves. But blessing makes those who are willing to sell feel like kings. 27 Anyone who looks for what is good finds favor. But bad things happen to a person who plans to do evil. 28 Those who trust in their riches will fall. But those who do right will be as healthy as a green leaf. 29 Those who bring trouble on their families will receive nothing but wind. And foolish people will serve wise people. 30 The fruit that godly people bear is like a tree of life. And those who lead others to do what is right are wise. 31 Godly people get what they should get on earth. So ungodly people and sinners will certainly get what they should get!
1 Anyone who loves to be trained loves knowledge. Anyone who hates to be corrected is stupid. 2 The LORD blesses anyone who does good. But he judges any man who is tricky. 3 If a man does what is evil, he can't become strong and steady. But if people do what is right, they can't be removed from the land. 4 A noble wife is her husband's crown. But a wife who brings shame is like sickness in his bones. 5 The plans of godly people are right. But the advice of sinners will lead you the wrong way. 6 The words of those who are evil hide and wait to spill people's blood. But the speech of those who are honest saves them from traps like that. 7 Sinners are destroyed and taken away. But the houses of godly people stand firm. 8 A man is praised for how wise he is. But people hate those who have twisted minds. 9 Being nobody and having a servant is better than pretending to be somebody and having no food. 10 Those who do what is right take good care of their animals. But the kindest acts of those who do wrong are mean. 11 Anyone who farms his land will have plenty of food. But a person who chases dreams has no sense. 12 Those who do what is wrong want to steal from others. But those who do what is right bear good fruit because of their deep roots. 13 A sinner is trapped by his sinful talk. But a godly person escapes trouble. 14 Many good things come from what a man says. And the work of his hands rewards him. 15 The way of a foolish person seems right to him. But a wise person listens to advice. 16 Foolish people are easily upset. But wise people pay no attention to hurtful words. 17 An honest witness tells the truth. But a dishonest witness tells lies. 18 Thoughtless words cut like a sword. But the tongue of wise people brings healing. 19 Truthful words last forever. But lies last for only a moment. 20 There are lies in the hearts of those who plan evil. But there is joy for those who work to bring peace. 21 No harm comes to godly people. But sinners have all the trouble they can handle. 22 The LORD hates those whose lips tell lies. But he is pleased with people who tell the truth. 23 Wise people keep their knowledge to themselves. But the hearts of foolish people shout foolish things. 24 Hands that work hard will rule. But people who don't want to work will become slaves. 25 Worry makes a man's heart heavy. But a kind word cheers him up. 26 Godly people are careful about the friends they choose. But the way of sinners leads them down the wrong path. 27 Anyone who refuses to work doesn't even cook what he catches. But a man who works hard values what he has. 28 There is life in doing what is right. Along that path you will never die.
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