Proverbs 10 New American Standard Bible

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 .

2  Ill-gotten gains do not profit , But righteousness delivers from death . 3  The Lord will not allow the righteous to hunger , But He will reject the craving of the wicked .

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 .

20  The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver , The heart of the wicked is worth little . 21  The lips of the righteous feed many , But fools die for lack of understanding .

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 .

24  What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted . 25  When the whirlwind passes , the wicked is no more , But the righteous has an everlasting foundation .

26  Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes , So is the lazy one to those who send him.

27  The fear of the Lord prolongs life , But the years of the wicked will be shortened . 28  The hope of the righteous is gladness , But the expectation of the wicked perishes .

29  The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the upright , But ruin to the workers of iniquity . 30  The righteous will never e be shaken , But the wicked will not dwell in the land .

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 .

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