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

10:2  Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death.

10:3  The LORD will not allow the soul of the righteous to famish, but He thwarts the desire of the wicked.

10:4  He who deals with a lazy hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

10:5  He who gathers in summer is a wise son, but he who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

10:6  Blessings are upon the head of the just, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

10:7  The memory of the righteous is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot.

10:8  The wise in heart will receive commandments, but a prating fool shall fall.

10:9  He who walks uprightly walks surely, but he who perverts his ways shall be known.

10:10  He who winks the eye causes sorrow, but a prating fool shall fall.

10:11  The mouth of a righteous one is a well of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

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

10:13  In the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who is without understanding.

10:14  Wise ones store up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.

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

10:16  The labor of the righteous tends to life; the fruit of the wicked tends to sin.

10:17  He who keeps instruction is in the way of life, but he who refuses reproof goes astray.

10:18  He who hides hatred with lying lips, and he who speaks a slander, is a fool.

10:19  In the multitude of words, sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise.

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

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

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

10:23  To work out evil devices is as sport to a fool, but a man of understanding has wisdom.

10:24  The fears of the wicked shall come upon him, but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

10:25  As the whirlwind passes, so the wicked is no more, but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

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

10:27  The fear of the LORD prolongs days, but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

10:28  The hope of the righteous is gladness, but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

10:29  The way of the LORD is strength to the upright, but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

10:30  The righteous shall never be moved, and the wicked shall not remain in the land.

10:31  The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

10:32  The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perversity.