Proverbs 10
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1A WISE son makes his father glad, but a foolish son brings shame to his mother.

2Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivers from death.

3The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; but he casts away the substance of the wicked.

4Poverty humbles a man; but the hands of diligent men make rich.

5He who works in summer is a wise man; but he who sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.

6Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; but iniquity covers the mouth of the wicked.

7The memory of the just is a blessing; but the heir of the wicked shall be extinct.

8The wise in heart will receive commandments; but one whose lips are full of folly shall be caught.

9He who walks uprightly walks in hope; but he who perverts his ways shall be known.

10He who winks with his eyes deceitfully causes sorrow; but he who reproves openly makes peace.

11The mouth of a righteous man is a fountain of life; but the mouth of the wicked is covered with iniquity.

12Hatred stirs up strife; shame shall cover all the wicked.

13He who brings forth wisdom out of his lips shall beat with a rod him that lacks understanding.

14Wise men conceal knowledge; but a hasty mouth is near destruction.

15The rich men's wealth is their strong cities; the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

16The labor of the righteous tends to life; the harvest of the wicked to sin.

17The true way of life brings discipline; but he who hates reproof is a fool.

18The lips of the wicked are full of deceits, and he who utters a curse is a fool.

19The wicked cannot be delivered by a multitude of words; but he who refrains his lips is wise.

20The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver; the heart of the wicked is full of bitterness.

21The lips of the righteous are full of mercy; but the fools die for want of wisdom.

22The blessings of the LORD bring riches, and there shall be no sorrow in them.

23It is sport to a fool to do mischief; but a man of understanding has wisdom.

24The wicked shall be dragged to ruin; but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

25As the whirlwind passes suddenly, so wicked men shall perish and be no more; but the righteous are an everlasting foundation.

26As unripe grapes are hurtful to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so does wickedness hurt those who indulge in it.

27Reverence for the LORD prolongs life; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

28The hope of the righteous shall be gladness; but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

29The way of the LORD is strength to the upright; but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

30The righteous shall never be removed; but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

31The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom; but a perverse tongue shall be silenced.

32The lips of the righteous know what is good; but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse things.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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