Proverbs 10:1-32 NIV

Proverbs 10:1-32 NIV [1] The proverbs of Solomon: A wise son brings joy to his father, but a foolish son brings grief to his mother. [2] Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death. [3] The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. [4] Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. [5] He who gathers crops in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps during harvest is a disgraceful son. [6] Blessings crown the head of the righteous, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked. [7] The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot. [8] The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. [9] Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes crooked paths will be found out. [10] Whoever winks maliciously causes grief, and a chattering fool comes to ruin. [11] The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence. [12] Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs. [13] Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning, but a rod is for the back of one who has no sense. [14] The wise store up knowledge, but the mouth of a fool invites ruin. [15] The wealth of the rich is their fortified city, but poverty is the ruin of the poor. [16] The wages of the righteous is life, but the earnings of the wicked are sin and death. [17] Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray. [18] Whoever conceals hatred with lying lips and spreads slander is a fool. [19] Sin is not ended by multiplying words, but the prudent hold their tongues. [20] The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value. [21] The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of sense. [22] The blessing of the LORD brings wealth, without painful toil for it. [23] A fool finds pleasure in wicked schemes, but a person of understanding delights in wisdom. [24] What the wicked dread will overtake them; what the righteous desire will be granted. [25] When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. [26] As vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, so are sluggards to those who send them. [27] The fear of the LORD adds length to life, but the years of the wicked are cut short. [28] The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing. [29] The way of the LORD is a refuge for the blameless, but it is the ruin of those who do evil. [30] The righteous will never be uprooted, but the wicked will not remain in the land. [31] From the mouth of the righteous comes the fruit of wisdom, but a perverse tongue will be silenced. [32] The lips of the righteous know what finds favor, but the mouth of the wicked only what is perverse.

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