Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 10:1 The Prouerbes of Solomon: A wise sonne maketh a glad father: but a foolish sonne [is] the heauinesse of his mother. Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickednesse profit nothing: but righteousnes deliuereth from death. Proverbs 10:3 The LORD will not suffer the soule of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked. Proverbs 10:4 Hee becommeth poore that dealeth [with] a slacke hand: but the hand of the diligent, maketh rich. Proverbs 10:5 Hee that gathereth in Summer, is a wise sonne: [but] hee that sleepeth in haruest, is a sonne that causeth shame. Proverbs 10:6 Blessings [are] vpon the head of the iust: but violence couereth the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 10:7 The memorie of the iust [is] blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot. Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart will receiue commaundements: but a prating foole shall fall. Proverbs 10:9 He that walketh vprightly, walketh surely: but he that peruerteth his wayes, shalbe knowen. Proverbs 10:10 Hee that winketh with the eye, causeth sorrow: but a prating foole shall fall. Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence couereth the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth vp strifes: but loue couereth all sinnes. Proverbs 10:13 In the lips of him that hath vnderstanding, wisedome is found: but a rod [is] for the backe of him that is voyd of vnderstanding. Proverbs 10:14 Wise men lay vp knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [is] neere destruction. Proverbs 10:15 The rich mans wealth [is] his strong citie: the destruction of the poore [is] their pouertie. Proverbs 10:16 The labour of the righteous [tendeth] to life: the fruite of the wicked to sinne. Proverbs 10:17 He [is in] the way of life that keepeth instruction: but hee that refuseth reproofe, erreth. Proverbs 10:18 Hee that hideth hatred [with] lying lippes, and he that vttereth a slander, is a foole. Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sinne: but he that refraineth his lippes, is wise. Proverbs 10:20 The tongue of the iust is [as] choise siluer: the heart of the wicked is little worth. Proverbs 10:21 The lippes of the righteous feed many: but fooles die for want of wisedome. Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and hee addeth no sorrow with it. Proverbs 10:23 It [is] as a sport to a foole to doe mischiefe: but a man of vnderstanding [hath] wisedome. Proverbs 10:24 The feare of the wicked, it shall come vpon him: but the desire of the righteous shalbe granted. Proverbs 10:25 As the whirlewinde passeth, so [is] the wicked no more: but the righteous [is] an euerlasting foundation. Proverbs 10:26 As vineger to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so [is] the sluggard to them that send him. Proverbs 10:27 The feare of the LORD prolongeth dayes: but the yeeres of the wicked shalbe shortened. Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous [shall bee] gladnesse: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. Proverbs 10:29 The way of the LORD [is] strength to the vpright: but destruction [shall bee] to the workers of iniquitie. Proverbs 10:30 The righteous shall neuer bee remooued: but the wicked shall not inhabite the earth. Proverbs 10:31 The mouth of the iust bringeth foorth wisedome: but the froward tongue shalbe cut out. Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked [speaketh] frowardnesse.