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10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a
foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.
10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness
delivereth from death.
10:3 The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but
he casteth away the substance of the wicked.
10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of
the diligent maketh rich.
10:5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth
in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
10:6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth
the mouth of the wicked.
10:7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked
10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool
10:9 He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth
his ways shall be known.
10:10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool
10:11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but violence
covereth the mouth of the wicked.
10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.
10:13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but
a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near
10:15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the
poor is their poverty.
10:16 The labour of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the
wicked to sin.
10:17 He is in the way of life that keepeth instruction: but he that
refuseth reproof erreth.
10:18 He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a
slander, is a fool.
10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that
refraineth his lips is wise.
10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the
wicked is little worth.
10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of
10:22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no
sorrow with it.
10:23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of
understanding hath wisdom.
10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire
of the righteous shall be granted.
10:25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the
righteous is an everlasting foundation.
10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the
sluggard to them that send him.
10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the
wicked shall be shortened.
10:28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation
of the wicked shall perish.
10:29 The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction
shall be to the workers of iniquity.
10:30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not
inhabit the earth.
10:31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward
tongue shall be cut out.
10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth
of the wicked speaketh frowardness.