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

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.

10:4  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.

10:6  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.

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

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

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

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.

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

10:14  Wise men 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.

10:16  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.

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

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

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.

10:22  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.

10:24  What the wicked dreads will come upon him, 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.

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

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.

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

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

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.