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 .
11 1 A false balance is an abomination to the Lord , But a just weight is His delight .
2 When pride comes , then comes dishonor , But with the humble is wisdom .
3 The integrity of the upright will guide them, But the crookedness of the treacherous will destroy them.
4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath , But righteousness delivers from death .
5 The righteousness of the blameless will smooth his way , But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness . 6 The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the treacherous will be caught by their own greed .
7 When a wicked man dies , his expectation will perish , And the hope of strong men perishes .
8 The righteous is delivered from trouble , But the wicked takes his place .
9 With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor , But through knowledge the righteous will be delivered .
10 When it goes well with the righteous , the city rejoices , And when the wicked perish , there is joyful shouting . 11 By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted , But by the mouth of the wicked it is torn down .
14 Where there is no guidance the people fall , But in abundance of counselors there is victory .
15 He who is guarantor for a stranger will surely suffer for it, But he who hates being a guarantor is secure .
16 A gracious woman attains honor , And ruthless men attain riches .
17 The merciful man does himself good , But the cruel man does himself harm .
18 The wicked earns deceptive wages , But he who sows righteousness gets a true reward .
19 He who is steadfast in righteousness will attain to life , And he who pursues evil will bring about his own death .
20 The perverse in heart are an abomination to the Lord , But the blameless in their walk are His delight .
21 Assuredly , the evil man will not go unpunished , But the descendants of the righteous will be delivered .
22 As a ring of gold in a swine's snout So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion .
23 The desire of the righteous is only good , But the expectation of the wicked is wrath .
24 There is one who scatters , and yet increases all the more , And there is one who withholds what is justly due , and yet it results only in want .
25 The generous man will be prosperous , And he who waters will himself be watered .
26 He who withholds grain , the people will curse him, But blessing will be on the head of him who sells it.
27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor , But he who seeks evil , evil will come to him.
28 He who trusts in his riches will fall , But the righteous will flourish like the green leaf .
29 He who troubles his own house will inherit wind , And the foolish will be servant to the wisehearted .
30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life , And he who is wise wins souls .
31 If the righteous will be rewarded in the earth , How much e more the wicked and the sinner !
12 1 Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge , But he who hates reproof is stupid .
2 A good man will obtain favor from the Lord , But He will condemn a man who devises evil .
3 A man will not be established by wickedness , But the root of the righteous will not be moved .
4 An excellent wife is the crown of her husband , But she who shames him is like rottenness in his bones .
5 The thoughts of the righteous are just , But the counsels of the wicked are deceitful .
6 The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood , But the mouth of the upright will deliver them.
7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more, But the house of the righteous will stand .
8 A man will be praised according to his insight , But one of perverse mind will be despised .
9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed and has a servant Than he who honors himself and lacks bread .
10 A righteous man has regard for the life of his animal , But even the compassion of the wicked is cruel .
11 He who tills his land will have plenty of bread , But he who pursues worthless things lacks sense .
12 The wicked man desires the booty of evil men , But the root of the righteous yields fruit.
13 An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips , But the righteous will escape from trouble .
14 A man will be satisfied with good by the fruit of his words , And the deeds of a man's hands will return to him.
15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes , But a wise man is he who listens to counsel .
16 A fool's anger is known at once , But a prudent man conceals dishonor .
17 He who speaks truth tells what is right , But a false witness , deceit .
18 There is one who speaks rashly like the thrusts of a sword , But the tongue of the wise brings healing .
19 Truthful lips will be established forever , But a lying tongue is only for a moment .
20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil , But counselors of peace have joy .
21 No e harm befalls the righteous , But the wicked are filled with trouble .
22 Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord , But those who deal faithfully are His delight .
23 A prudent man conceals knowledge , But the heart of fools proclaims folly .
24 The hand of the diligent will rule , But the slack hand will be put to forced labor .
25 Anxiety in a man's heart weighs it down , But a good word makes it glad .
26 The righteous is a guide to his neighbor , But the way of the wicked leads them astray .
27 A lazy man does not roast his prey , But the precious possession of a man is diligence .
28 In the way of righteousness is life , And in its pathway there is no death .