10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father; But a foolish son brings grief to his mother.
10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, But righteousness delivers from death.
10:3 Yahweh will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry, But he thrusts away the desire of the wicked.
10:4 He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, But the hand of the diligent brings wealth.
10:5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son, But he who sleeps during the harvest is a son who causes shame.
10:6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
10:7 The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.
10:8 The wise in heart accept commandments, But a chattering fool will fall.
10:9 He who walks blamelessly walks surely, But he who perverts his ways will be found out.
10:10 One winking with the eye causes sorrow, But a chattering fool will fall.
10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a spring of life, But violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all wrongs.
10:13 Wisdom is found on the lips of him who has discernment, But a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.
10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge, But the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.
10:15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city. The destruction of the poor is their poverty.
10:16 The labor of the righteous leads to life. The increase of the wicked leads to sin.
10:17 He is in the way of life who heeds correction, But he who forsakes reproof leads others astray.
10:18 He who hides hatred has lying lips. He who utters a slander is a fool.
10:19 In the multitude of words there is no lack of disobedience, But he who restrains his lips does wisely.
10:20 The tongue of the righteous is like choice silver. The heart of the wicked is of little worth.
10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many, But the foolish die for lack of understanding.
10:22 Yahweh's blessing brings wealth, And he adds no trouble to it.
10:23 It is a fool's pleasure to do wickedness, But wisdom is a man of understanding's pleasure.
10:24 What the wicked fear, will overtake them, But the desire of the righteous will be granted.
10:25 When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more; But the righteous stand firm forever.
10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, So is the sluggard to those who send him.
10:27 The fear of Yahweh prolongs days, But the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
10:28 The prospect of the righteous is joy, But the hope of the wicked will perish.
10:29 The way of Yahweh is a stronghold to the upright, But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.
10:30 The righteous will never be removed, But the wicked will not dwell in the land.
10:31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, But the perverse tongue will be cut off.
10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked is perverse.