The Upright and the Wicked Contrasted
10 1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. 25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
10:3 the substance...: or, the wicked for their wickedness
10:8 a prating...: Heb. a fool of lips
10:10 fall: Heb. be beaten
10:13 of understanding: Heb. of heart
10:17 erreth: or, causeth to err
10:21 of wisdom: Heb. of heart
10:27 prolongeth: Heb. addeth
10:32 frowardness: Heb. frowardnesses