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Proverbs 10 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Proverbs of Solomon

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:1 - The proverbs of Solomon.
A wise son makes a glad father,
but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:2 - Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit,
but righteousness delivers from death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:3 - The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry,
but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:4 - A slack hand causes poverty,
but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:5 - He who gathers in summer is a prudent son,
but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who brings shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:6 - Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:7 - The memory of the righteous is a blessing,
but the name of the wicked will rot.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:8 - The wise of heart will receive commandments,
but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:9 - Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:10 - Whoever winks the eye causes trouble,
and a babbling fool will come to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:11 - The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:12 - Hatred stirs up strife,
but love covers all offenses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:13 - On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found,
but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:14 - The wise lay up knowledge,
but the mouth of a fool brings ruin near.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:15 - A rich man’s wealth is his strong city;
the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:16 - The wage of the righteous leads to life,
the gain of the wicked to sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:17 - Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,
but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:18 - The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever utters slander is a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:19 - When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
but whoever restrains his lips is prudent.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:20 - The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;
the heart of the wicked is of little worth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:21 - The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of sense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:22 - The blessing of the LORD makes rich,
and he adds no sorrow with it.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:23 - Doing wrong is like a joke to a fool,
but wisdom is pleasure to a man of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:24 - What the wicked dreads will come upon him,
but the desire of the righteous will be granted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:25 - When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more,
but the righteous is established forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:26 - Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
so is the sluggard to those who send him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:27 - The fear of the LORD prolongs life,
but the years of the wicked will be short.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:28 - The hope of the righteous brings joy,
but the expectation of the wicked will perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:29 - The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the blameless,
but destruction to evildoers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:30 - The righteous will never be removed,
but the wicked will not dwell in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:31 - The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,
but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:32 - The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable,
but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.
ESV Footnotes
Or but violence covers the mouth of the wicked; also verse 11
Or and toil adds nothing to it

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