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Proverbs 10:1-32

10  Proverbs of Sol′o·mon.+ A wise son is the one that makes a father rejoice,+ and a stupid son is the grief of his mother.+  The treasures of the wicked one will be of no benefit,+ but righteousness is what will deliver from death.+  Jehovah will not cause the soul of the righteous one to go hungry,+ but the craving of the wicked ones he will push away.+  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.+  The son acting with insight is gathering during the summertime; the son acting shamefully is fast asleep during the harvest.+  Blessings are for the head of the righteous one,+ but as regards the mouth of the wicked ones, it covers up violence.*+  The remembrance of the righteous one is due for a blessing,+ but the very name of the wicked ones will rot.+  The one wise in heart will accept commandments,+ but the one foolish with his lips will be trodden down.+  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, “violence will cover the very mouth of wicked people.” Compare vs 11.
Or, “well.” Heb., meqohr′.
Or, “one lacking good motive.” Heb., chasar-lev′.
“Is on the path to life,” by altering the vowel pointing of M.
“Keep pasturing (shepherding).” Heb., yir·ʽu′.
Or, “for lack of good motive.” Heb., ba·chasar-lev′.
Or, “and pain[ful effort] adds nothing to it.”
“Loose conduct.” Heb., zim·mah′. See Ga 5:19 ftn, “Conduct.”
“For the man of.” Heb., leʼish′.