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Chapter 10

10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish son is the grief 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 thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.

10:4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

10:5 A wise son gathereth in summer; but a son that doeth shamefully sleepeth in harvest.

10:6 Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; but the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.

10:7 The memory of the righteous shall be for a blessing; but the name of the wicked shall rot.

10:8 The wise in heart will receive commandments; but a prating fool shall fall.

10:9 He that walketh uprightly walketh securely; but he that perverteth his ways shall be found out.

10:10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; and a prating fool shall fall.

10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; but the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.

10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes; but love covereth all transgressions.

10:13 In the lips of him that hath discernment 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 an imminent ruin.

10:15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the ruin of the poor is their poverty.

10:16 The wages of the righteous is life; the increase of the wicked is sin.

10:17 He is in the way of life that heedeth instruction; but he that forsaketh reproof erreth.

10:18 He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; and he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

10:20 The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is little worth.

10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many; but the foolish die for want of understanding.

10:22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh rich, and toil addeth nothing thereto.

10:23 It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness, and so is wisdom to a man of discernment.

10:24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him; and the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

10:25 When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is 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 is gladness; but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

10:29 The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the upright, but ruin to the workers of iniquity.

10:30 The righteous shall never be moved; but the wicked shall not inhabit the land.

10:31 The mouth of the righteous buddeth with wisdom; but the froward tongue shall be cut off.

10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; but the mouth of the wicked is all frowardness.

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