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Proverbs 10 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:1 - The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:2 - Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, 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 - Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:5 - He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:6 - Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:7 - The name of the righteous is used in blessings,[fn] but the name of the wicked will rot.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:8 - The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:9 - Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:10 - Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes 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 conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:13 - Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:14 - The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:15 - The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:16 - The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:17 - Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:18 - Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:19 - Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:20 - The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:21 - The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:22 - The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:23 - A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:24 - What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:25 - When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:26 - As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so are sluggards to those who send them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:27 - The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:28 - The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:29 - The way of the LORD is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:30 - The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:31 - From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:32 - The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.
NIV Footnotes
Or righteous, / but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence
See Gen. 48:20.

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