Proverbs 10
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1Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son causes a father to rejoice, "" And a foolish son [is] an affliction to his mother.

2Treasures of wickedness do not profit, "" And righteousness delivers from death.

3YHWH does not cause the soul of the righteous to hunger, "" And He thrusts away the desire of the wicked.

4Poor [is] he who is working [with] a slothful hand, "" And the hand of the diligent makes rich.

5Whoever is gathering in summer [is] a wise son, "" Whoever is sleeping in harvest [is] a son causing shame.

6Blessings [are] for the head of the righteous, "" And the mouth of the wicked covers violence.

7The remembrance of the righteous [is] for a blessing, "" And the name of the wicked rots.

8The wise in heart accepts commands, "" And a talkative fool kicks.

9Whoever is walking in integrity walks confidently, "" And whoever is perverting his ways is known.

10Whoever is winking the eye gives grief, "" And a talkative fool kicks.

11A fountain of life [is] the mouth of the righteous, "" And the mouth of the wicked covers violence.

12Hatred awakens contentions, "" And love covers over all transgressions.

13Wisdom is found in the lips of the intelligent, "" And a rod [is] for the back of him who is lacking understanding.

14The wise lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool [is] near ruin.

15The wealth of the rich [is] his strong city, "" The ruin of the poor [is] their poverty.

16The wage of the righteous [is] for life, "" The increase of the wicked for sin.

17A traveler to life [is] he who is keeping instruction, "" And whoever is forsaking rebuke is erring.

18Whoever is covering hatred with lying lips, "" And whoever is bringing out an evil report is a fool.

19In the abundance of words transgression does not cease, "" And whoever is restraining his lips [is] wise.

20The tongue of the righteous [is] chosen silver, "" The heart of the wicked—as a little thing.

21The lips of the righteous delight many, "" And fools die for lack of heart.

22The blessing of YHWH—it makes rich, "" And He adds no grief with it.

23To execute inventions [is] as play to a fool, "" And wisdom to a man of understanding.

24The feared thing of the wicked meets him, "" And the desire of the righteous is given.

25As the passing by of a windstorm, "" So the wicked is not, "" And the righteous is a perpetual foundation.

26As vinegar to the teeth, "" And as smoke to the eyes, "" So [is] the slothful to those sending him.

27The fear of YHWH adds days, "" And the years of the wicked are shortened.

28The hope of the righteous [is] joyful, "" And the expectation of the wicked perishes.

29The way of YHWH [is] strength to the perfect, "" And ruin to workers of iniquity.

30The righteous is not moved for all time, "" And the wicked do not inhabit the earth.

31The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, "" And the tongue of contrariness is cut out.

32The lips of the righteous know a pleasing thing, "" And the mouth of the wicked perverseness!

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