Proverbs 10-12 New American Standard Bible

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The Upright and the Wicked Contrasted

10 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 .

11 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 .

12  He who despises his neighbor lacks sense , But a man of understanding keeps silent . 13  He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets , But he who is trustworthy e conceals a matter .

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 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 .

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