10 aThe proverbs of Solomon.
bA wise son maketh a glad father:
2 Treasures of wickedness dprofit nothing:
But ithe hand of the diligent maketh rich.
5 He that kgathereth in summer is a wise son:
7 pThe memory of the just is blessed:
But qthe name of the wicked shall rot.
But he that perverteth his ways ushall be known.
10 He that xwinketh with the eye causeth sorrow:
nBut violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
But alove covereth all sins.
14 Wise men clay up knowledge:
But the mouth of the foolish is near ddestruction.
15 eThe rich man’s wealth is his strong city:
The ddestruction of the poor is their poverty.
16 The labour of the righteous tendeth eeto life:
The fruit of the wicked to sin.
17 fHe is in the way of life that keepeth instruction:
But he that refuseth reproof ||erreth.
And ghe that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
19 hIn the multitude of words there wanteth not sin:
But ihe that refraineth his lips is wise.
20 The tongue of the just is as jchoice silver:
The heart of the wicked is little worth.
22 lThe blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich,
And he addeth no msorrow with it.
But a man of understanding hath wisdom.
24 oThe fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him:
But pthe desire of the righteous shall be granted.
But sthe righteous is an everlasting foundation.
So is the sluggard to them that send him.
But uthe years of the wicked shall be shortened.
But xthe expectation of the wicked shall perish.
29 yThe way of the Lord is strength to the upright:
30 bThe righteous shall never be removed:
But cthe wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
But the froward tongue shall be cut out.
32 The lips of the righteous know fwhat is acceptable:
But the mouth of the wicked speaketh †frowardness.
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