Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 10:1 Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son causeth a father to rejoice, And a foolish son [is] an affliction to his mother. Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit not, And righteousness delivereth from death. Proverbs 10:3 Jehovah causeth not the soul of the righteous to hunger, And the desire of the wicked He thrusteth away. Proverbs 10:4 Poor [is] he who is workinga slothful hand, And the hand of the diligent maketh rich. Proverbs 10:5 Whoso is gathering in summer [is] a wise son, Whoso is sleeping in harvest [is] a son causing shame. Proverbs 10:6 Blessings [are] for the head of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence. Proverbs 10:7 The remembrance of the righteous [is] for a blessing, And the name of the wicked doth rot. Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart accepteth commands, And a talkative fool kicketh. Proverbs 10:9 Whoso is walking in integrity walketh confidently, And whoso is perverting his ways is known. Proverbs 10:10 Whoso is winking the eye giveth grief, And a talkative fool kicketh. Proverbs 10:11 A fountain of life [is] the mouth of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred awaketh contentions, And over all transgressions love covereth. Proverbs 10:13 In the lips of the intelligent is wisdom found, And a rod [is] for the back of him who is lacking understanding. Proverbs 10:14 The wise lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool [is] near ruin. Proverbs 10:15 The wealth of the rich [is] his strong city, The ruin of the poor [is] their poverty. Proverbs 10:16 The wage of the righteous [is] for life, The increase of the wicked for sin. Proverbs 10:17 A traveller to life [is] he who is keeping instruction, And whoso is forsaking rebuke is erring. Proverbs 10:18 Whoso is covering hatred with lying lips, And whoso is bringing out an evil report is a fool. Proverbs 10:19 In the abundance of words transgression ceaseth not, And whoso is restraining his lips [is] wise. Proverbs 10:20 The tongue of the righteous [is] chosen silver, The heart of the wickedas a little thing. Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the righteous delight many, And fools for lack of heart die. Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of Jehovahit maketh rich, And He addeth no grief with it. Proverbs 10:23 To execute inventions [is] as play to a fool, And wisdom to a man of understanding. Proverbs 10:24 The feared thing of the wicked it meeteth him, And the desire of the righteous is given. Proverbs 10:25 As the passing by of a hurricane, So the wicked is not, And the righteous is a foundation age-during. Proverbs 10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, And as smoke to the eyes, So [is] the slothful to those sending him. Proverbs 10:27 The fear of Jehovah addeth days, And the years of the wicked are shortened. Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous [is] joyful, And the expectation of the wicked perisheth. Proverbs 10:29 The way of Jehovah [is] strength to the perfect, And ruin to workers of iniquity. Proverbs 10:30 The righteous to the age is not moved, And the wicked inhabit not the earth. Proverbs 10:31 The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And the tongue of frowardness is cut out. Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the righteous know a pleasing thing, And the mouth of the wicked perverseness!