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Proverbs 10 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Contrast of the Righteous and the Wicked

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:1 - The proverbs of Solomon.
A wise son makes a father glad,
But a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:2 - [fn]Ill-gotten gains do not benefit,
But righteousness rescues from death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:3 - The LORD will not allow the [fn]righteous to hunger,
But He will [fn]reject the craving of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:4 - Poor is one who works with [fn]a lazy hand,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:5 - He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely,
But he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:6 - Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
But the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:7 - The mentioning 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 commands,
But [fn]a babbling fool will come to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:9 - One who walks in integrity walks securely,
But one who perverts his ways will be found out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:10 - He who winks the eye causes trouble,
And [fn]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 the discerning, wisdom is found,
But a rod is for the back of him who has no [fn]sense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:14 - Wise people store up knowledge,
But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:15 - The rich person’s wealth is his [fn]fortress,
The ruin of the poor is their poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:16 - The [fn]wages of the righteous is life,
The income of the wicked, punishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:17 - One who is on the path of life follows instruction,
But one who ignores a rebuke goes astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:18 - One who conceals hatred has lying lips,
And one who spreads slander is a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:19 - When there are many words, wrongdoing is unavoidable,
But one who restrains his lips is wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:20 - The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver,
The heart of the wicked is worth little.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:21 - The lips of the righteous feed many,
But fools die for lack of [fn]understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:22 - It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich,
And He adds no sorrow to it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:23 - Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool,
And so is wisdom to a person of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:24 - What the wicked fears will come upon him,
But the desire of the righteous will be granted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:25 - When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more,
But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:26 - Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
So is the [fn]lazy one to those who send him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:27 - The fear of the LORD prolongs [fn]life,
But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:28 - The hope of the righteous is gladness,
But the expectation of the wicked perishes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:29 - The way of the LORD is a stronghold for the upright,
But ruin to the workers of injustice.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:30 - The righteous will never be shaken,
But the wicked will not live in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:31 - The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom,
But the perverted tongue will be cut out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:32 - The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable,
But the mouth of the wicked, what is perverted.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit Treasures of wickedness
Lit soul of the righteous
Lit thrust away
Lit an idle hand
Lit the foolish of lips
Lit the foolish of lips
Lit heart
Lit strong city
Or work
Lit heart
Lit idle one
Lit days

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