10:1  Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son causeth a father to rejoice, And a foolish son `is' an affliction to his mother.

10:2  Treasures of wickedness profit not, And righteousness delivereth from death.

10:3  Jehovah causeth not the soul of the righteous to hunger, And the desire of the wicked He thrusteth away.

10:4  Poor `is' he who is working -- a slothful hand, And the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

10:5  Whoso is gathering in summer `is' a wise son, Whoso is sleeping in harvest `is' a son causing shame.

10:6  Blessings `are' for the head of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.

10:7  The remembrance of the righteous `is' for a blessing, And the name of the wicked doth rot.

10:8  The wise in heart accepteth commands, And a talkative fool kicketh.

10:9  Whoso is walking in integrity walketh confidently, And whoso is perverting his ways is known.

10:10  Whoso is winking the eye giveth grief, And a talkative fool kicketh.

10:11  A fountain of life `is' the mouth of the righteous, And the mouth of the wicked cover doth violence.

10:12  Hatred awaketh contentions, And over all transgressions love covereth.

10:13  In the lips of the intelligent is wisdom found, And a rod `is' for the back of him who is lacking understanding.

10:14  The wise lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool `is' near ruin.

10:15  The wealth of the rich `is' his strong city, The ruin of the poor `is' their poverty.

10:16  The wage of the righteous `is' for life, The increase of the wicked for sin.

10:17  A traveller to life `is' he who is keeping instruction, And whoso is forsaking rebuke is erring.

10:18  Whoso is covering hatred with lying lips, And whoso is bringing out an evil report is a fool.

10:19  In the abundance of words transgression ceaseth not, And whoso is restraining his lips `is' wise.

10:20  The tongue of the righteous `is' chosen silver, The heart of the wicked -- as a little thing.

10:21  The lips of the righteous delight many, And fools for lack of heart die.

10:22  The blessing of Jehovah -- it maketh rich, And He addeth no grief with it.

10:23  To execute inventions `is' as play to a fool, And wisdom to a man of understanding.

10:24  The feared thing of the wicked it meeteth him, And the desire of the righteous is given.

10:25  As the passing by of a hurricane, So the wicked is not, And the righteous is a foundation age-during.

10:26  As vinegar to the teeth, And as smoke to the eyes, So `is' the slothful to those sending him.

10:27  The fear of Jehovah addeth days, And the years of the wicked are shortened.

10:28  The hope of the righteous `is' joyful, And the expectation of the wicked perisheth.

10:29  The way of Jehovah `is' strength to the perfect, And ruin to workers of iniquity.

10:30  The righteous to the age is not moved, And the wicked inhabit not the earth.

10:31  The mouth of the righteous uttereth wisdom, And the tongue of frowardness is cut out.

10:32  The lips of the righteous know a pleasing thing, And the mouth of the wicked perverseness!