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Proverbs 10 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Wise Sayings of Solomon
A Wise Son and a Foolish Son
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:1 - The proverbs of Solomon:

A wise son makes a glad father,
But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:2 - Treasures of wickedness profit nothing,
But righteousness delivers from death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:3 - The LORD will not allow the righteous soul to famish,
But He casts away the desire of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:4 - He who has a slack hand becomes poor,
But the hand of the diligent makes rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:5 - He who gathers in summer is a wise son;
He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:6 - Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
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 in heart will receive commands,
But a prating fool will fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:9 - He who walks with integrity walks securely,
But he who perverts his ways will become known.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:10 - He who winks with the eye causes trouble,
But a prating fool will fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:11 - The mouth of the righteous is a well of life,
But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:12 - Hatred stirs up strife,
But love covers all sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:13 - Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has understanding,
But a rod is for the back of him who is devoid of understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:14 - Wise people store up knowledge,
But the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:15 - The rich man’s wealth is his strong city;
The destruction of the poor is their poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:16 - The labor of the righteous leads to life,
The wages of the wicked to sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:17 - He who keeps instruction is in the way of life,
But he who refuses correction goes astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:18 - Whoever hides hatred has lying lips,
And whoever spreads slander is a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:19 - In the multitude of words sin is not lacking,
But he who restrains his lips is wise.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:20 - The tongue of the righteous is 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 wisdom.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:22 - The blessing of the LORD makes one rich,
And He adds no sorrow with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:23 - To do evil is like sport to a fool,
But a man of understanding has wisdom.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:24 - The fear of the wicked will come upon him,
And the desire of the righteous will be granted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:25 - When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more,
But the righteous has an everlasting foundation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:26 - As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
So is the lazy man to those who send him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:27 - The fear of the LORD prolongs days,
But the years of the wicked will be shortened.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:28 - The hope of the righteous will be gladness,
But the expectation of the wicked will perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:29 - The way of the LORD is strength for the upright,
But destruction will come to the workers of iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:30 - The righteous will never be removed,
But the wicked will not inhabit the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:31 - The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,
But the perverse 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 perverse.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally heart

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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