The Upright and the Wicked Contrasted
10 1 The proverbs of Solomon . A wise son makes a father glad , But a foolish son is a grief to his mother .
4 Poor is he who works with a negligent hand , But the hand 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 Blessings are on the head of the righteous , But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence .
7 The memory of the righteous is blessed , But the name of the wicked will rot .
8 The wise of heart will receive commands , But a babbling fool will be ruined .
9 He who walks in integrity walks securely , But he who perverts his ways will be found out.
10 He who winks the eye causes trouble , And a babbling fool will be ruined .
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life , But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence .
12 Hatred stirs up strife , But love covers all transgressions .
13 On the lips of the discerning , wisdom is found , But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding .
14 Wise men store up knowledge , But with the mouth of the foolish , ruin is at hand .
15 The rich man's wealth is his fortress e , The ruin of the poor is their poverty .
16 The wages of the righteous is life , The income of the wicked , punishment .
17 He is on the path of life who heeds instruction , But he who ignores reproof goes astray .
18 He who conceals hatred has lying lips , And he who spreads slander is a fool .
19 When there are many words , transgression is unavoidable e , But he who restrains his lips is wise .
22 It is the blessing of the Lord that makes rich , And He adds no sorrow to it.
23 Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool , And so is wisdom to a man of understanding .
26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes , So is the lazy one to those who send him.
31 The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom , But the perverted tongue will be cut out. 32 The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable , But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted .