10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
10:1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise child makes a glad father, but a foolish child is a mother's grief.

10:2 Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.
10:2 Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.

10:3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
10:3 The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.

10:4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
10:4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

10:5 A son who gathers in summer is prudent, but a son who sleeps in harvest brings shame.
10:5 A child who gathers in summer is prudent, but a child who sleeps in harvest brings shame.

10:6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
10:6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

10:7 The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.
10:7 The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

10:8 The wise of heart will heed commandments, but a prating fool will come to ruin.
10:8 The wise of heart will heed commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

10:9 He who walks in integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will be found out.
10:9 Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever follows perverse ways will be found out.

10:10 He who winks the eye causes trouble, but he who boldly reproves makes peace.
10:10 Whoever winks the eye causes trouble, but the one who rebukes boldly makes peace.

10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
10:11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.
10:12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

10:13 On the lips of him who has understanding wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who lacks sense.
10:13 On the lips of one who has understanding wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of one who lacks sense.

10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge, but the babbling of a fool brings ruin near.
10:14 The wise lay up knowledge, but the babbling of a fool brings ruin near.

10:15 A rich man's wealth is his strong city; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
10:15 The wealth of the rich is their fortress; the poverty of the poor is their ruin.

10:16 The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.
10:16 The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.

10:17 He who heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof goes astray.
10:17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but one who rejects a rebuke goes astray.

10:18 He who conceals hatred has lying lips, and he who utters slander is a fool.
10:18 Lying lips conceal hatred, and whoever utters slander is a fool.

10:19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is prudent.
10:19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but the prudent are restrained in speech.

10:20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the mind of the wicked is of little worth.
10:20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the mind of the wicked is of little worth.

10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.
10:21 The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.

10:22 The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.
10:22 The blessing of the LORD makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

10:23 It is like sport to a fool to do wrong, but wise conduct is pleasure to a man of understanding.
10:23 Doing wrong is like sport to a fool, but wise conduct is pleasure to a person of understanding.

10:24 What the wicked dreads will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.
10:24 What the wicked dread will come upon them, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.

10:25 When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established for ever.
10:25 When the tempest passes, the wicked are no more, but the righteous are established forever.

10:26 Like vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.
10:26 Like vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so are the lazy to their employers.

10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.
10:27 The fear of the LORD prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.

10:28 The hope of the righteous ends in gladness, but the expectation of the wicked comes to nought.
10:28 The hope of the righteous ends in gladness, but the expectation of the wicked comes to nothing.

10:29 The LORD is a stronghold to him whose way is upright, but destruction to evildoers.
10:29 The way of the LORD is a stronghold for the upright, but destruction for evildoers.

10:30 The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land.
10:30 The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not remain in the land.

10:31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
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, what is perverse.
10:32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.