Chapter 10

A wise son makes a glad father—The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life—He who utters slander is a fool—The desire of the righteous will be granted.

 The aproverbs of Solomon. A bwise son maketh a cglad dfather: but a efoolish son is the fheaviness of his gmother.

 aTreasures of wickedness profit nothing: but brighteousness delivereth from death.

 The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the substance of the wicked.

 He becometh poor that dealeth with a aslack hand: but the hand of the bdiligent maketh rich.

 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

 aBlessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the awicked shall brot.

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

 He that awalketh buprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

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

 11 The mouth of a arighteous man is a bwell of life: but violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

 12 aHatred stirreth up bstrifes: but love covereth all sins.

 13 In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a arod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

 14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the amouth of the foolish is near destruction.

 15 The rich man’s awealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.

 16 The alabour of the righteous tendeth to blife: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

 17 He is in the way of life that keepeth ainstruction: but he that refuseth breproof erreth.

 18 He that hideth ahatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a bslander, is a fool.

 19 In the multitude of awords there wanteth not sin: but he that brefraineth his lips is wise.

 20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

 21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but afools die for want of wisdom.

 22 The blessing of the Lord, it maketh arich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.

 23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

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

 25 As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

 26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

 27 The afear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

 28 The ahope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

 29 The way of the Lord is astrength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

 30 The arighteous shall never be bremoved: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

 31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the afroward tongue shall be cut out.

 32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the amouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.