Proverbs

Proverbs 10 ©

From this chapter to the twenty-fifth are various observations of moral virtues and their contrary vices.

1

THE aproverbs of Solomon. A bwise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

a ch. 1.1.
2

cTreasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

3

The dLORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away 1the substance of the wicked.

4

He ebecometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

e ch. 11.24; 12.24; 19.15; 13.4; 21.5. v.22. 1Co. 15.58. Mat. 7.7. ch. 3.14; 8.19.
5

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

6

gBlessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

7

The hmemory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.

8

The iwise in heart will receive commandments: but 2a *prating fool 3shall fall.

9

He jthat walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

10

He kthat winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a *prating fool shall 4fall.

k Job 15.12. Ps. 35.19. ch. 6.13. v.8.
11

The lmouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

12

mHatred stirreth up strifes: but nlove covereth all sins.

m Ja. 4.1. ch. 29.22.
n 1Co. 13.4-7. 1Pe. 4.8. Ja. 5.20. ch. 17.9.
13

In othe lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of 5understanding.

14

pWise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction.

15

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

16

The rlabour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

17

sHe is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: tbut he that refuseth reproof 6erreth.

t ch. 1.25,30.
18

He uthat hideth hatred with lying lips, and vhe that uttereth a slander, is a fool.

19

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

20

The xtongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

21

The ylips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want 7of wisdom.

22

The zblessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

23

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

24

The bfear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but cthe desire of the righteous shall be granted.

c Ps. 145.19. Is. 45.11. Mat. 5.6; 7.7,11. 1Jn. 5.14,15. Jn. 14.13; 16.24.
25

As dthe whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: ebut the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

26

As fvinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the *sluggard to them that send him.

27

The gfear of the LORD 8prolongeth days: but hthe years of the wicked shall be shortened.

28

The ihope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the jexpectation of the wicked shall perish.

29

The kway of the LORD is strength to the upright: lbut destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

30

The mrighteous shall never be removed: but nthe wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

31

The omouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: pbut the *froward tongue shall be cut out.

o v.20,21. Ps. 37.30. Ca. 4.11.
32

The qlips of the righteous know what is acceptable: rbut the mouth of the wicked speaketh 9*frowardness.

q v.13,14. Ec. 12.9-11. Tit. 2.8.