Proverbs 10:1-8 New International Version

The Upright and the Wicked Contrasted

10 1  The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.

2  Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death. 3  The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

4  Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.

5  He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.

6  Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.[1]

7  The name of the righteous is used in blessings,[2] but the name of the wicked will rot.

8  The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.


[1] 10:6 Or "righteous, / but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence"

[2] 10:7 See Gen. 48:20.

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