Mishlei (Pro) 10
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10
1The proverbs of Shlomo:
A wise son is a joy to his father,
but a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
2No good comes from ill-gotten wealth,
but righteousness rescues from death.
3Adonai does not let the righteous go hungry,
but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
4Idle hands bring poverty;
diligent hands bring wealth.
5A sensible person gathers in summer,
but he who sleeps during harvest is an embarrassment.
6Blessings are for the head of the righteous,
but the speech of the wicked is a cover for violence.
7The memory of the righteous will be for a blessing,
but the reputation of the wicked will rot.
8Wise-hearted people take orders,
but a babbling fool will have trouble.
9He who walks purely walks securely,
but he who walks in crooked ways will be found out.
10He who winks his eye [instead of rebuking] causes pain,
yet a babbling fool will have trouble.
11The speech of the righteous is a fountain of life,
but the speech of the wicked is a cover for violence.
12Hate stirs up disputes,
but love covers all kinds of transgressions.
13On the lips of the intelligent is found wisdom,
but a stick is in store for the back of a fool.
14Wise people hide their knowledge,
but when a fool speaks, ruin is imminent.
15The wealth of the rich is his fortified city;
the ruin of the poor is their poverty.
16The activity of the righteous is for life;
the income of the wicked is for sin.
17He who observes discipline is on the way to life;
but he who ignores correction is making a mistake.
18He who covers up hate has lips that lie,
and anyone who slanders is a fool.
19When words are many, sin is not lacking;
so he who controls his speech is wise.
20The tongue of the righteous is like pure silver,
but the mind of the wicked is worth little.
21The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of sense.
22The blessing of Adonai is what makes people rich,
and he doesn’t mix sorrow with it.
23To a fool, vileness is like a game,
as is wisdom to a person of discernment.
24What a fool dreads will overtake him,
but the righteous will be given his desire.
25When the storm has passed, the wicked are gone;
but the righteous are firmly established forever.
26Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes
is a lazy person to his employer.
27The fear of Adonai adds length to life,
but the years of the wicked are cut short.
28What the righteous hope for will end in joy;
what the wicked expect will come to nothing.
29The way of Adonai is a stronghold to the upright
but ruin to those who do evil.
30The righteous will never be moved,
but the wicked will not remain in the land.
31The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,
but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
32The lips of the righteous know what is wanted,
but the mouth of the wicked [knows] deceit.
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