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Proverbs 10 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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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 profit,
But righteousness delivers 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 he who works with a negligent 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 memory of the righteous is blessed,
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 be [fn]ruined.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:9 - He who walks in integrity walks securely,
But he 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 be [fn]ruined.
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 transgressions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:13 - On the lips of the discerning, wisdom is found,
But a rod is for the back of him who lacks [fn]understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:14 - Wise men store up knowledge,
But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:15 - The rich man’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 - He is on the path of life who heeds instruction,
But he who ignores reproof goes astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:18 - He who conceals hatred has lying lips,
And he who spreads slander is a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:19 - When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable,
But he who restrains his lips is wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:20 - The tongue of the righteous is as 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 man 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 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 to the upright,
But ruin to the workers of iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:30 - The righteous will never be shaken,
But the wicked will not dwell 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 bring forth what is acceptable,
But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: Treasures of wickedness
Literally: soul of the righteous
Literally: thrust away
Literally: the foolish of lips
Literally: thrust down
Literally: the foolish of lips
Literally: thrust down
Literally: heart
Literally: strong city
Or, work
Literally: heart
Literally: days

New American Standard Bible 1995
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