THE
PROVERBS

Proverbs 10 ©

Of wise and foolish children, verse 1. Of unjust and just riches, and poverty, 2, 3, 15, 22. Of idleness and diligence, 4, 5, 26. Of the blessing and prosperity of the righteous, and of the misery and calamity of the wicked, 6, 7, 16, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30. Of Wisdom and folly in speaking, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 31, 32. Of uprightness and perverseness in conduct, 9. Of the winking of the eyes, 10. Of hatred and love, 12. Of discipline, 17. Of backbiting, 18. Of the contrary delight of the foolish and the wise, 23.

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THE1 proverbs of Solomon. Aa wise son maketh a glad 2father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

2

Treasuresb3of wickedness profit nothing: but 4righteousness 5delivereth from death.

3

The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the 6substance of the wicked.

4

Hec becometh poor that dealeth with 7a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

5

He that 8gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son 9that causeth shame.

6

10Blessings are 11upon the head of the just: but 12violence 13covereth the mouth of the wicked.

7

The memory of the just is 14blessed: but the name of the wicked 15shall rot.

8

The wise in heart will receive 16commandments: but ad pratinge17fool shall 18fall.

9

He that walketh 19uprightly walketh 20surely: but he that perverteth 21his ways shall 22be known.

10

He that winketh 23with the eye causeth sorrow: but 24a pratingf fool 25shall fall.

11

Theg mouth of a righteous man is a 26well of life: but 27violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

12

Hatred stirreth up strifes: buth28love 29covereth 30all sins.

13

In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is 31found: buti a 32rod is for the back of him 33that is void of understanding.

14

Wise men 34lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near 35destruction.

15

The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction 36of the poor is their poverty.

16

The 37labour of the righteous tendeth 38to life: 39the fruit of the wicked 40to sin.

17

He is in the way 41of life that keepeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof 42erreth.

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18 43He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

19

In the multitude 44of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

20

The tongue of the just is 45as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is 46little worth.

21

The lips of the righteous 47feed many: but fools 48die 49for want of wisdom.

22

The 50blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and 51he addeth no 52sorrow 53with it.

23

It is asj sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath 54wisdom.

24

The 55fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the 56desire of the righteous shall be granted.

25

57As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is 58an everlasting foundation.

26

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, 59so is the sluggardk to them that send him.

27

Thel fear of the LORD prolongeth 60days: but the years of the wicked shall be 61shortened.

28

The hope of the righteous shall be 62gladness: but them expectation of the wicked 63shall perish.

29

64The way of the LORD is 65strength ton the upright: but 66destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

30

The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall 67not inhabit the earth.

31

68The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the 69froward tongue shall be cut out.

32

The lips of the righteous know 70what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh 71frowardness.