Proverbs Chapter Ten
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Proverbs Chapter Ten

   
1:The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
 
2: Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.
 

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3: The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
 
4: He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
 
5: He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
 
6: Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
 
7: The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
 
8: The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
 
9: He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
 
10: He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
 
11: The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.
 
12: Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
 
13: In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
 
14: Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
 
15: The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
 
16: The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
 
17: He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof erreth.
 
18: He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
 
19: In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
 
20: The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
 
21: The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
 
22: The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
 
23: It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.
 
24: The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
 
25: As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
 
26: As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
 
27: The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
 
28: The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
 
29: The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
 
30: The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
 
31: The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
 
32: The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.