The Upright and the Wicked Contrasted
10 1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
5 A son who gathers in summer is prudent, but a son who sleeps in harvest brings shame.
6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
7 The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8 The wise of heart will heed commandments, but a prating fool will come to ruin.
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, but he who boldly reproves makes peace.
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 offenses.
13 On the lips of him who has understanding wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.
14 Wise men lay up knowledge, but the babbling of a fool brings ruin near.
15 A rich man's wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
16 The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.
17 He who heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof goes astray.
18 He who conceals hatred has lying lips, and he who utters slander is a fool.
19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is prudent.
22 The blessing of the Lord makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
23 It is like sport to a fool to do wrong, but wise conduct is pleasure to a man of understanding.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.