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Proverbs 10 (asv)

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10:1The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise son maketh a glad father;

But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

10:2Treasures of wickedness profit nothing;

But righteousness delivereth from death.

10:3Jehovah will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish;

But he thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.

10:4He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand;

But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

10:5He that gathereth in summer is a wise son;

But he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

10:6Blessings are upon the head of the righteous;

But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

10:7The memory of the righteous is blessed;

But the name of the wicked shall rot.

10:8The wise in heart will receive commandments;

But a prating fool shall fall.

10:9He that walketh uprightly walketh surely;

But he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

10:10He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow;

But a prating fool shall fall.

10:11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life;

But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

10:12Hatred stirreth up strifes;

But love covereth all transgressions.

10:13In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found;

But a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

10:14Wise men lay up knowledge;

But the mouth of the foolish is a present destruction.

10:15The rich man's wealth is his strong city:

The destruction of the poor is their poverty.

10:16The labor of the righteous tendeth to life;

The increase of the wicked, to sin.

10:17He is in the way of life that heedeth correction;

But he that forsaketh reproof erreth.

10:18He that hideth hatred is of lying lips;

And he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

10:19In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression;

But he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely.

10:20The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver:

The heart of the wicked is little worth.

10:21The lips of the righteous feed many;

But the foolish die for lack of understanding.

10:22The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich;

And he addeth no sorrow therewith.

10:23It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness;

And so is wisdom to a man of understanding.

10:24The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him;

And the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

10:25When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is no more;

But the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

10:26As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes,

So is the sluggard to them that send him.

10:27The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days;

But the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

10:28The hope of the righteous shall be gladness;

But the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

10:29The way of Jehovah is a stronghold to the upright;

But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

10:30The righteous shall never be removed;

But the wicked shall not dwell in the land.

10:31The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom;

But the perverse tongue shall be cut off.

10:32The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable;

But the mouth of the wicked speaketh perverseness.


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