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10 Proverbs of Solʹo·mon.+ A wise son is the one that makes a father rejoice,+ and a stupid son is the grief of his mother.+ 2 The treasures of the wicked one will be of no benefit,+ but righteousness is what will deliver from death.+ 3 Jehovah will not cause the soul of the righteous one to go hungry,+ but the craving of the wicked ones he will push away.+ 4 The one working with a slack hand will be of little means,+ but the hand of the diligent one is what will make one rich.+ 5 The son acting with insight is gathering during the summertime; the son acting shamefully is fast asleep during the harvest.+ 6 Blessings are for the head of the righteous one,+ but as regards the mouth of the wicked ones, it covers up violence.*+ 7 The remembrance of the righteous one is due for a blessing,+ but the very name of the wicked ones will rot.+ 8 The one wise in heart will accept commandments,+ but the one foolish with his lips will be trodden down.+ 9 He that is walking in integrity will walk in security,+ but he that is making his ways crooked will make himself known.+ 10 The one winking his eye will give pain,+ and the one foolish with his lips will be trodden down.+ 11 The mouth of the righteous one is a source* of life;+ but as regards the mouth of the wicked ones, it covers up violence.+ 12 Hatred is what stirs up contentions,+ but love covers over even all transgressions.+ 13 On the lips of the understanding person wisdom is found,+ but the rod is for the back of one in want of heart.*+ 14 The wise are the ones that treasure up knowledge,+ but the mouth of the foolish one is near to ruin itself.+ 15 The valuable things of a rich man are his strong town.+ The ruin of the lowly ones is their poverty.+ 16 The activity of the righteous one results in life;+ the produce of the wicked one results in sin.+ 17 He that is holding to discipline is a path to life,*+ but he that is leaving reproof is causing to wander.+ 18 Where there is one covering over hatred there are lips of falsehood,+ and the one bringing forth a bad report is stupid.+ 19 In the abundance of words there does not fail to be transgression,+ but the one keeping his lips in check is acting discreetly.+ 20 The tongue of the righteous one is choice silver;+ the heart of the wicked one is worth little.+ 21 The very lips of the righteous one keep pasturing* many,+ but for want of heart* the foolish themselves keep dying.+ 22 The blessing of Jehovah—that is what makes rich,+ and he adds no pain with it.*+ 23 To the stupid one the carrying on of loose conduct* is like sport,+ but wisdom is for the man* of discernment.+ 24 The thing frightful to the wicked one—that is what will come to him;+ but the desire of the righteous ones will be granted.+ 25 As when the storm wind passes over, so the wicked one is no more;+ but the righteous one is a foundation to time indefinite.+ 26 As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so the lazy man is to those sending him forth.+ 27 The very fear of Jehovah will add days,+ but the years themselves of the wicked ones will be cut short.+ 28 The expectation of the righteous ones is a rejoicing,+ but the very hope of the wicked ones will perish.+ 29 The way of Jehovah is a stronghold for the blameless+ one, but ruin is for the practicers of what is hurtful.+ 30 As for the righteous one, to time indefinite he will not be caused to stagger;+ but as for the wicked ones, they will not keep residing on the earth.+ 31 The mouth of the righteous one—it bears the fruit of wisdom,+ but the tongue of perverseness will be cut off.+ 32 The lips of the righteous one—they come to know goodwill,+ but the mouth of the wicked ones is perverseness.+
^ Or, “well.” Heb., meqohrʹ.
^ Or, “one lacking good motive.” Heb., chasar-levʹ.
^ “Is on the path to life,” by altering the vowel pointing of M.
^ “Keep pasturing (shepherding).” Heb., yir·ʽuʹ.
^ Or, “for lack of good motive.” Heb., ba·chasar-levʹ.
^ Or, “and pain[ful effort] adds nothing to it.”
^ “For the man of.” Heb., leʼishʹ.