Proverbs 10
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.1The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son grieves his mother.
2Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.2Nothing good comes from ill-gotten wealth, but righteousness delivers from death.
3The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked.3The LORD won't cause the righteous to hunger, but he will reject what the wicked crave.
4Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.4Lazy hands bring poverty, but hard-working hands lead to wealth.
5He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.5Whoever harvests during summer acts wisely, but the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
6Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.6Blessings come upon the head of the righteous, but the words of the wicked conceal violence.
7The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.7The reputation of the righteous leads to blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
8The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined.8The wise person accepts commands, but the chattering fool will be brought down.
9He who walks in integrity walks securely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.9Whoever walks in integrity lives prudently, but whoever perverts his way of life will be exposed.
10He who winks the eye causes trouble, And a babbling fool will be ruined.10Those who wink their eyes are trouble makers, and the mocking fool will be brought down.
11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.11What the righteous say is a flowing fountain, but what the wicked say conceals violence.
12Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all transgressions.12Hatred awakens contention, but love covers all transgressions.
13On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found, But a rod is for the back of him who lacks understanding.13Wisdom characterizes the speech of the discerning, but the rod is for the backs of those lacking discernment.
14Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.14Those who are wise store up knowledge, but when the fool speaks, destruction is near.
15The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.15The rich hide within the fortress that is their wealth, but the poor are dismayed due to their poverty.
16The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.16Honorable wages lead to life; the salaries of the wicked, to retribution.
17He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.17Whoever heeds correction is on the pathway to life, but someone who ignores exhortation goes astray.
18He who conceals hatred has lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.18Whoever conceals hatred is a deceitful liar, and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, But he who restrains his lips is wise.19Transgression is at work where people talk too much, but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent.
20The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.20What the righteous person says is like precious silver; the thoughts of the wicked are compared to small things.
21The lips of the righteous feed many, But fools die for lack of understanding.21What the righteous person says nourishes many, but fools die because they lack discerning hearts.
22It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.22The blessing of the LORD establishes wealth, and difficulty does not accompany it.
23Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.23Just as the fool considers wickedness his joy, so is wisdom to the discerning man.
24What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted.24What the wicked fears will come about, but the longing of the righteous will be granted.
25When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.25When the storm ends, the wicked vanish, but the righteous person is forever firm.
26Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.26As vinegar is to the mouth and smoke to the eyes, so is the lazy person to those who send him.
27The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.27Fearing the LORD prolongs life, but the wicked will not live long.
28The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes.28What the righteous hope for brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked dies.
29The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, But ruin to the workers of iniquity.29To the upright, the way of the LORD is a place of safety, but it's a place of ruin to those who practice evil.
30The righteous will never be shaken, But the wicked will not dwell in the land.30The righteous will never be overthrown, but the wicked will never inhabit the land.
31The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.31The words of the righteous overflow with wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut out.
32The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.32Righteous lips know what is prudent, but the words of the wicked are perverse.
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