10:1  The Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish son is the grief of his mother.

10:2  Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivereth from death.

10:3  Jehovah suffereth not the soul of the righteous [man] to famish; but he repelleth the craving of the wicked.

10:4  He cometh to want that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

10:5  He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

10:6  Blessings are upon the head of a righteous [man]; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.

10:7  The memory of the righteous [man] shall be blessed; but the name of the wicked shall rot.

10:8  The wise in heart receiveth commandments; but a prating fool shall fall.

10:9  He that walketh in integrity walketh securely; but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

10:10  He that winketh with the eye causeth grief, and a prating fool shall fall.

10:11  The mouth of a righteous [man] is a fountain of life; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence.

10:12  Hatred stirreth up strifes; but love covereth all transgressions.

10:13  In the lips of an intelligent [man] wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

10:14  The wise lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the fool is near destruction.

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

10:16  The labour of a righteous [man] [tendeth] to life; the revenue of a wicked [man], to sin.

10:17  Keeping instruction is the path to life; but he that forsaketh reproof goeth astray.

10:18  He that covereth hatred hath lying lips, and he that sendeth forth a slander is a fool.

10:19  In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that restraineth his lips doeth wisely.

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

10:21  The lips of a righteous [man] feed many; but fools die for want of understanding.

10:22  The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow to it.

10:23  It is as sport to a foolish [man] to do wickedness; but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

10:24  The fear of a wicked [man], it shall come upon him; but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

10:25  As a whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no [more]; but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

10:26  As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

10:27  The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

10:28  The hope of the righteous is joy; but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

10:29  The way of Jehovah is strength to the perfect [man], but destruction to the workers of iniquity.

10:30  The righteous [man] shall never be moved; but the wicked shall not inhabit the land.

10:31  The mouth of a righteous [man] putteth forth wisdom; but the froward tongue shall be cut out.

10:32  The lips of a righteous [man] know what is acceptable; but the mouth of the wicked is frowardness.