[Back] - [Menu] - [Next]

Proverbs 10

1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son makes a father rejoice, but a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.
3 Jehovah will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry, but He thrusts away the desire of the wicked.
4 He who works with a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
5 He who gathers in summer is a prudent son; he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.
6 Blessings are upon the head of the just, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
7 The memory of the just is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot.
8 The wise in heart accepts commands, but the foolish of lips shall be thrown down.
9 He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways shall be found out.
10 He who winks with the eye causes sorrow, but the foolish of lips shall be thrown down.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions.
13 Wisdom is found in the lips of him who has discernment, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks heart.
14 The wise treasure up knowledge, but the mouth of the fool is near destruction.
15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
16 The labor of the righteous is life; the gain of the wicked is sin.
17 He who heeds instruction is in the way of life, but he who forsakes reproof wanders.
18 He who hides hatred with lying lips, and he who sends out a slander, is a fool.
19 In the abundance of words there is no end of transgression, but he who restrains his lips is prudent.
20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is as little.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of heart.
22 The blessing of Jehovah, it makes rich, with no sorrow added.
23 It is as jest to a fool to do wickedness; so is wisdom to a man of understanding.
24 That which the wicked fears shall come upon him, but the desire of the righteous is granted.
25 As the storm passes, so the wicked is no more; but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth, and like smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
27 The fear of Jehovah prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
28 The hope of the righteous is gladness, but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
29 The way of Jehovah is a refuge to the upright, but destruction to doers of iniquity.
30 The righteous shall never be moved, but the wicked shall not dwell on the earth.
31 The mouth of the just bears fruit with wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut off.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, perversities.
[Back] - [Menu] - [Next]