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

10:2  Ill-gotten gains do not profit, But righteousness delivers from death.

10:3  The LORD will not allow the righteous to hunger, But He will reject the craving of the wicked.

10:4  Poor is he who works with a negligent hand, But the hand of the diligent makes rich.

10:5  He who gathers in summer is a son who acts wisely, {But} he who sleeps in harvest is a son who acts shamefully.

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 blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot.

10:8  The wise of heart will receive commands, But a babbling fool will be ruined.

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, And a babbling fool will be ruined.

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 transgressions.

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

10:14  Wise men store up knowledge, But with the mouth of the foolish, ruin is at hand.

10:15  The rich man's wealth is his fortress, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.

10:16  The wages of the righteous is life, The income of the wicked, punishment.

10:17  He is {on} the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.

10:18  He who conceals hatred {has} lying lips, And he who spreads slander is a fool.

10:19  When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, 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 understanding.

10:22  It is the blessing of the LORD that makes rich, And He adds no sorrow to it.

10:23  Doing wickedness is like sport to a fool, And {so is} wisdom to a man of understanding.

10:24  What the wicked fears will come upon him, But the desire of the righteous will be granted.

10:25  When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, But the righteous {has} an everlasting foundation.

10:26  Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes, So is the lazy one to those who send him.

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

10:28  The hope of the righteous is gladness, But the expectation of the wicked perishes.

10:29  The way of the LORD is a stronghold to the upright, But ruin to the workers of iniquity.

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

10:31  The mouth of the righteous flows with wisdom, But the perverted tongue will be cut out.

10:32  The lips of the righteous bring forth what is acceptable, But the mouth of the wicked what is perverted.