Chapter 10

Contrast of the Righteous and the Wicked

1 The aproverbs of Solomon.

bA wise son makes a father glad,

But ca foolish son is a grief to his mother.

2 1aIll-gotten gains do not profit,

But righteousness delivers from death.

3 The Lord awill not allow the 1righteous to hunger,

But He bwill 2reject the craving of the wicked.

4 Poor is he who works with a negligent hand,

But the ahand 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 aBlessings are on the head of the righteous,

But bthe mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

7 The amemory of the righteous is blessed,

But bthe name of the wicked will rot.

8 The awise of heart will receive commands,

But 1a babbling fool will be 2ruined.

9 He awho walks in integrity walks securely,

But bhe who perverts his ways will be found out.

10 He awho winks the eye causes trouble,

And 1ba babbling fool will be 2ruined.

11 The amouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,

But bthe mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

12 Hatred stirs up strife,

But alove covers all transgressions.

13 On athe lips of the discerning, wisdom is found,

But ba rod is for the back of him who lacks 1understanding.

14 Wise men astore up knowledge,

But with bthe mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.

15 The arich man’s wealth is his 1fortress,

The bruin of the poor is their poverty.

16 The 1awages of the righteous is life,

The income of the wicked, punishment.

17 He ais on the path of life who heeds instruction,

But he who ignores reproof goes astray.

18 He awho conceals hatred has lying lips,

And he who spreads slander is a fool.

19 When there are amany words, transgression is unavoidable,

But bhe who restrains his lips is wise.

20 The tongue of the righteous is as achoice silver,

The heart of the wicked is worth little.

21 The alips of the righteous feed many,

But fools bdie for lack of 1understanding.

22 It is the ablessing of the Lord that makes rich,

And He adds no sorrow to it.

23 Doing wickedness is like asport to a fool,

And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

24 What athe wicked fears will come upon him,

But the bdesire of the righteous will be granted.

25 When the awhirlwind passes, the wicked is no more,

But the brighteous has an everlasting foundation.

26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,

So is the alazy one to those who send him.

27 The afear of the Lord prolongs 1life,

But the byears of the wicked will be shortened.

28 The ahope of the righteous is gladness,

But the bexpectation of the wicked perishes.

29 The away of the Lord is a stronghold to the upright,

But bruin to the workers of iniquity.

30 The arighteous will never be shaken,

But bthe wicked will not dwell in the land.

31 The amouth of the righteous flows with wisdom,

But the bperverted tongue will be cut out.

32 The lips of the righteous bring forth awhat is acceptable,

But the bmouth of the wicked what is perverted.


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