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 grief of his mother. Proverbs 10:2 The treasures of lawlessness, do not profit, but, righteousness, delivereth from death. Proverbs 10:3 Yahweh, suffereth not to famish, the soul of the righteous, but, the desire of the lawless, he thrusteth away. Proverbs 10:4 He becometh poor, who dealeth with a slack hand, but, the hand of the diligent, maketh rich. Proverbs 10:5 He that gathereth in summer, is a prudent son, he that sleepeth long in harvest, is a son causing shame. Proverbs 10:6 Blessings, are for the head of the righteous man, but, the mouth of the lawless, covereth up wrong. Proverbs 10:7 The memory of the righteous, yieldeth blessing, but, the name of the lawless, dieth out. Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart, will accept commandments, but, he that is foolish with his lips, shall be thrust away. Proverbs 10:9 He that walketh uprightly, may walk securely, but, he that maketh crooked his ways, shall be found out. Proverbs 10:10 He that winketh with the eye, causeth sorrow, and, he that is foolish with his lips, shall be thrust aside. Proverbs 10:11 A well-spring of life, is the mouth of the righteous, but, the mouth of the lawless, covereth wrong. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred, stirreth up strifes, but, over all transgressions, love throweth a covering. Proverbs 10:13 In the lips of the intelligent, is found wisdom, but, a rod, is for the back of him that lacketh sense. Proverbs 10:14 Wise men, treasure up knowledge, but, the mouth of the foolish, is a terror near at hand. Proverbs 10:15 The substance of the rich, is his strong city, the terror of the poor, is their poverty. Proverbs 10:16 The labour of the righteous, [leadeth] to life, the increase of the lawless, to sin. Proverbs 10:17 On the way to life, is he that heedeth correction, but, he that hateth reproof, is going astray. Proverbs 10:18 He that concealeth hatred, hath false lips, and he that sendeth forth slander, the same, is a dullard. Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words, there wanteth not transgression, but, he that restraineth his lips, sheweth prudence. Proverbs 10:20 Choice silver, is the tongue of the righteous, but, the sense of the lawless, is very small. Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous, feed multitudes, but, the foolish, for lack of sense, shall die. Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of Yahweh, itself maketh rich, and he addeth no grievance therewith. Proverbs 10:23 It is, mere sport to a stupid man, to commit lewdness, but, wisdom, pertaineth to a man of understanding. Proverbs 10:24 The dread of the lawless one, the same, shall overtake him, but, the desire of the righteous, shall he granted. Proverbs 10:25 Like the passing away of a tempest, so the lawless one is not, but, the righteous, [hath] an age-abiding foundation. Proverbs 10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so, is the sluggard, to them who send him. Proverbs 10:27 The reverence of Yahweh, addeth days, but, the years of the lawless, shall be shortened. Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous, shall be gladness, but, the expectation of the lawless, shall vanish. Proverbs 10:29 A refuge for the blameless, is the path of Yahweh, but, destruction, [awaiteth] the workers of iniquity. Proverbs 10:30 The righteous, to times age-abiding, shall remain unshaken, but, the lawless, shall not inhabit the earth. Proverbs 10:31 The mouth of the righteous, beareth the fruit of wisdom, but, a perverse tongue, shall be cut off. Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous, know what is pleasing, but, the mouth of the lawless, [speaketh] perversities.