English Revised Version

Proverbs 10

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

Proverbs 10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother. Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death. Proverbs 10:3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he thrusteth away the desire of the wicked. Proverbs 10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. Proverbs 10:5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: [but] he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. Proverbs 10:6 Blessings are upon the head of the righteous: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 10:7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot. Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall. Proverbs 10:9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known. Proverbs 10:10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall. Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all transgressions. Proverbs 10:13 In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. Proverbs 10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction. Proverbs 10:15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty. Proverbs 10:16 The labour of the righteous [tendeth] to life; the increase of the wicked to sin. Proverbs 10:17 He is in the way of life that heedeth correction: but he that forsaketh reproof erreth. Proverbs 10:18 He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; and he that uttereth a slander is a fool. Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression: but he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely. Proverbs 10:20 The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth. Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but the foolish die for lack of understanding. Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow therewith. Proverbs 10:23 It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness: and [so is] wisdom to a man of understanding. Proverbs 10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: and the desire of the righteous shall be granted. Proverbs 10:25 When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. Proverbs 10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him. Proverbs 10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous [shall] be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. Proverbs 10:29 The way of the LORD is a strong hold to the upright; but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity. Proverbs 10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not dwell in the land. Proverbs 10:31 The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut off. Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked [speaketh] frowardness.

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