10 Solomon’s proverbs:w
A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.x
but righteousness rescues from death.y
3 The Lord will not let the righteous go hungry,z
but he denies the wicked what they crave.aa
but diligent hands bring riches.ab
the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.ac
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.ad
but the name of the wicked will rot.ae
8 A wise heart accepts commands,af
but foolish lips will be destroyed.
9 The one who lives with integrity lives securely,ag
but whoever perverts his ways will be found out.ah
10 A sly wink of the eyeai causes grief,
and foolish lips will be destroyed.
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,a
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.b
but love covers all offenses.c
but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.d
but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction.e
15 The wealth of the rich is his fortified city;f
the poverty of the poor is their destruction.
the wages of the wicked is punishment.g
but the one who rejects correction goes astray.h
and whoever spreads slander is a fool.i
but the one who controls his lips is prudent.j
the heart of the wicked is of little value.k
but fools die for lack of sense.l
22 The Lord’s blessing enriches,m
23 As shameful conduct is pleasure for a fool,o
so wisdom is for a person of understanding.
24 What the wicked dreads will come to him,p
but what the righteous desire will be given to them.q
the wicked are no more,r
but the righteous are secure forever.s
26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,t
so the slacker is to the one who sends him on an errand.
but the years of the wicked are cut short.v
28 The hope of the righteous is joy,w
but the expectation of the wicked will perish.x
but destruction awaits evildoers.y
but the wicked will not remain on the earth.z
31 The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom,aa
but a perverse tongue will be cut out.ab
32 The lips of the righteous know what is appropriate,ac
but the mouth of the wicked, only what is perverse.ad
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