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A Collection of Solomon’s Proverbs
1Solomon’s proverbs:#Pr 1:1
A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.#Pr 15:20; 17:25; 23:24-25; 29:3,15
2Ill-gotten gains do not profit anyone,
but righteousness rescues from death.#Pr 11:4,18; 12:28; 21:6; Ezk 7:19; Lk 12:19-20
3The Lord will not let the righteous go hungry,#Ps 37:25; Mt 6:33
but he denies the wicked what they crave.#Ps 112:10
4Idle hands make one poor,
but diligent hands bring riches.#Pr 12:24,27; 13:4,11; 19:15; 21:5
5The son who gathers during summer is prudent;
the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.#Pr 6:6-11; 30:25
6Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.#Pr 10:11
7The remembrance of the righteous is a blessing,
but the name of the wicked will rot.#Ps 9:5-6; 112:6
8A wise heart accepts commands,#Mt 7:24
but foolish lips will be destroyed.
9The one who lives with integrity lives securely,#Ps 23:4; Pr 2:7; 3:23; 19:1; 20:7; 28:6,18; Is 33:15-16
but whoever perverts his ways will be found out.#Pr 26:26; Mt 10:26; 1Tm 5:25
10A sly wink of the eye#Ps 35:19; Pr 6:13; 16:30 causes grief,
and foolish lips will be destroyed.
11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,#Ps 37:30; Pr 13:14; 14:27; 16:22
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.#Pr 10:6
12Hatred stirs up conflicts,
but love covers all offenses.#Pr 17:9; Jms 5:20; 1Pt 4:8
13Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,
but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.#Pr 19:29; 26:3
14The wise store up knowledge,
but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction.#Pr 10:8; 12:13; 13:3; 18:7
15The wealth of the rich is his fortified city;#Ps 52:7; Pr 18:11
the poverty of the poor is their destruction.
16The reward of the righteous is life;
the wages of the wicked is punishment.#Pr 11:19
17The one who follows instruction is on the path to life,
but the one who rejects correction goes astray.#Pr 5:12-13,22-23; 6:23; 13:13-14
18The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever spreads slander is a fool.#Pr 11:13
19When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,
but the one who controls his lips is prudent.#Pr 17:27-28; Jms 1:19; 3:2
20The tongue of the righteous is pure silver;
the heart of the wicked is of little value.#Pr 8:19; 10:32
21The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of sense.#Hs 4:6
22The Lord’s blessing enriches,#Gn 24:35; 26:12; Dt 8:18; Jms 1:17
and he adds no painful effort to it.#10:22 Or and painful effort adds nothing to it#Mt 6:31-32
23As shameful conduct is pleasure for a fool,#Pr 2:14; 15:21
so wisdom is for a person of understanding.
24What the wicked dreads will come to him,#Pr 1:26-27; Is 66:4; Heb 10:27
but what the righteous desire will be given to them.#Ps 37:4; 145:19; Pr 11:23; Mt 5:6; 1Jn 5:14-15
25When the whirlwind passes,
the wicked are no more,#Jb 21:18; Is 29:5-7
but the righteous are secure forever.#Ps 15:5; Pr 10:30; 12:3,7; Mt 7:24-27
26Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,#Pr 26:6
so the slacker is to the one who sends him on an errand.
27The fear of the Lord prolongs life,#10:27 Lit Lord adds to days#Pr 3:2
but the years of the wicked are cut short.#Jb 15:32-33; Pr 14:26-27; 15:16; 19:23
28The hope of the righteous is joy,#Pr 11:23; 23:18; Jr 29:11
but the expectation of the wicked will perish.#Jb 8:13; 14:9; Pr 11:7; Ezk 37:11
29The way of the Lord is a stronghold for the honorable,
but destruction awaits the malicious.#Pr 13:6; 21:15
30The righteous will never be shaken,
but the wicked will not remain on the earth.#Ps 21:7; 37:29; 125:1; Pr 2:21-22; 12:3
31The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom,#Ps 37:30
but a perverse tongue will be cut out.#Ps 37:38; 120:2-4
32The lips of the righteous know what is appropriate,#Ec 10:12
but the mouth of the wicked, only what is perverse.#Pr 2:12; 10:20; 15:28