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Proverbs 10 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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The Proverbs of Solomon
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:1 - The proverbs of Solomon:
A wise child[fn] brings joy to a father;
a foolish child brings grief to a mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:2 - Tainted wealth has no lasting value,
but right living can save your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:3 - The LORD will not let the godly go hungry,
but he refuses to satisfy the craving of the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:4 - Lazy people are soon poor;
hard workers get rich.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:5 - A wise youth harvests in the summer,
but one who sleeps during harvest is a disgrace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:6 - The godly are showered with blessings;
the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:7 - We have happy memories of the godly,
but the name of a wicked person rots away.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:8 - The wise are glad to be instructed,
but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:9 - People with integrity walk safely,
but those who follow crooked paths will slip and fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:10 - People who wink at wrong cause trouble,
but a bold reproof promotes peace.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:11 - The words of the godly are a life-giving fountain;
the words of the wicked conceal violent intentions.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:12 - Hatred stirs up quarrels,
but love makes up for all offenses.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:13 - Wise words come from the lips of people with understanding,
but those lacking sense will be beaten with a rod.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:14 - Wise people treasure knowledge,
but the babbling of a fool invites disaster.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:15 - The wealth of the rich is their fortress;
the poverty of the poor is their destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:16 - The earnings of the godly enhance their lives,
but evil people squander their money on sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:17 - People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life,
but those who ignore correction will go astray.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:18 - Hiding hatred makes you a liar;
slandering others makes you a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:19 - Too much talk leads to sin.
Be sensible and keep your mouth shut.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:20 - The words of the godly are like sterling silver;
the heart of a fool is worthless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:21 - The words of the godly encourage many,
but fools are destroyed by their lack of common sense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:22 - The blessing of the LORD makes a person rich,
and he adds no sorrow with it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:23 - Doing wrong is fun for a fool,
but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:24 - The fears of the wicked will be fulfilled;
the hopes of the godly will be granted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:25 - When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away,
but the godly have a lasting foundation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:26 - Lazy people irritate their employers,
like vinegar to the teeth or smoke in the eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:27 - Fear of the LORD lengthens one’s life,
but the years of the wicked are cut short.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:28 - The hopes of the godly result in happiness,
but the expectations of the wicked come to nothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:29 - The way of the LORD is a stronghold to those with integrity,
but it destroys the wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:30 - The godly will never be disturbed,
but the wicked will be removed from the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:31 - The mouth of the godly person gives wise advice,
but the tongue that deceives will be cut off.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 10:32 - The lips of the godly speak helpful words,
but the mouth of the wicked speaks perverse words.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew son; also in 10:1b.
As in Greek version; Hebrew reads but babbling fools fall flat on their faces.

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