Proverbs 10
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Solomon’s Proverbs: The Wise Son

1Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son will gladden a father: and a son of the foolish will grieve his mother.

2Treasures of injustice shall not profit, and justice shall deliver from death.

3Jehovah will not cause the soul of the just one to hunger: and he will thrust away the desire of the unjust.

4A slothful hand makes poverty, and the hand of the active will make rich.

5He gathering in summer, is a prudent son: he lying in deep sleep in harvest, a son causing shame.

6Blessings upon the head of the just one: and violence shall cover the mouth of the unjust.

7The memory of the just one for blessing: and the name of the wicked shall be rotten.

8The wise of heart will receive commands: and the foolish of lips shall fall.

9He going in integrity shall go confidently: and he perverting his ways shall be known.

10He pinching the eye shall give pain: and the foolish of lips shall fall.

11A fountain of life the mouth of the just one: and violence shall cover the mouth of the unjust.

12Hatred will excite strifes: and love will cover over all transgressions.

13In the lips of him understanding, wisdom shall be found: and a rod for the back of him wanting heart.

14The wise shall hide knowledge: and the mouth of the foolish drew near destruction.

15The wealth of the rich his strong city: the destruction of the poor their poverty.

16The labors of the just one, to life: the increase of the unjust to sin.

17The path to life is watching instruction: and he forsaking reproof goes astray.

18He covering hatred with lips of falsehood, and he bringing forth slander, is foolish.

19In the multitude of words transgression shall not cease: and he withholding his lips is prudent.

20The tongue of the just is choice silver: the heart of the unjust is as little.

21The lips of the just one shall feed many: and fools in wanting heart, shall die.

22The blessing of Jehovah it will make rich, and it will not add pain with it.

23As laughter to the foolish one, to do mischief: and wisdom is to the man of understanding.

24The fear of the unjust one it shall come to him: and the desire of the just shall be given.

25As the whirlwind passing away the unjust one is not: and the just one a foundation forever.

26As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the slothful one to those sending him.

27The fear of Jehovah will add days, and the years of the unjust shall be diminished.

28The hope of the just is gladness: and the expectation of the unjust shall perish.

29The way of Jehovah is a fortress to the upright one: and destruction to those doing iniquity.

30The just one shall not be moved forever: and the unjust shall not inhabit the earth.

31The mouth of the just one shall germinate wisdom: and the tongue of perverseness shall be cut off.

32The lips of the just one shall know acceptance: and the mouth of the unjust, perverseness.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Proverbs 9
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