Proverbs 10:1-Proverbs 22:16 - Proverbs Of Solomon

1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

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

3 LORD will not allow the soul of a righteous man to famish, but he thrusts away the desire of the wicked.

4 He who works with a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

5 He who gathers in summer is a wise son. He who sleeps in harvest is a son who causes shame.

6 Blessings are upon the head of a righteous man, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

7 The memory of a righteous man is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall rot.

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

9 He who walks uprightly walks securely, but he who perverts his ways shall be known.

10 He who winks with the eye causes sorrow. And a prating fool shall fall.

11 The mouth of a righteous man is a fountain of life, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions.

13 In the lips of him who has discernment wisdom is found, but a rod is for the back of him who is void of understanding.

14 Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of a foolish man is a present destruction.

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

16 The labor of a righteous man produces life. The fruit of a wicked man [is] to sin.

17 He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof errs.

18 He who hides hatred is of lying lips. And he who utters a slander is a fool.

19 Transgression is not lacking in the multitude of words, but he who refrains his lips does wisely.

20 The tongue of a righteous man is choice silver. The heart of the wicked is little worth.

21 The lips of a righteous man feeds many, but the foolish die for lack of understanding.

22 The blessing of LORD, it makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief, and [so is] wisdom to a man of understanding.

24 The fear of a wicked man shall come upon him. And the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

25 When the whirlwind passes, the wicked man is no more, but the righteous man is an everlasting foundation.

26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to those who send him.

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

28 The hope of the righteous [is] gladness, but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

29 The way of LORD is a stronghold to the upright, but it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

30 A righteous man shall never be removed, but the wicked shall not dwell in the land.

31 The mouth of a righteous man brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut off.

32 The lips of a righteous man knows what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked [is] perverseness.

1 A FALSE balance is an abomination to LORD, but a just weight is his delight.

2 When pride comes, then comes shame, but with the lowly is wisdom.

3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them, but the perverseness of the treacherous shall destroy them.

4 Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.

5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way, but the wicked man shall fall by his own wickedness.

6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, but the treacherous shall be taken in their own iniquity.

7 When a wicked man dies, [his] expectation shall perish, and the hope of iniquity perishes.

8 A righteous man is delivered out of trouble, and a wicked man comes in his stead.

9 The hypocrite destroys his neighbor with his mouth, but the righteous shall be delivered through knowledge.

10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices. And when the wicked perish, there is shouting.

11 By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.

12 He who despises his neighbor is void of wisdom, but a man of understanding holds his peace.

13 He who goes around as a tale-bearer reveals secrets, but he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter.

14 Where no wise guidance is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

15 He who is surety for a stranger shall smart for it, but he who hates suretyship is secure.

16 A gracious woman obtains honor, and aggressive men obtain riches.

17 The merciful man does good to his own soul, but he who is cruel troubles his own flesh.

18 A wicked man earns deceitful wages, but he who sows righteousness [has] a sure reward.

19 He who is steadfast in righteousness [comes] to life, and he who pursues evil [comes] to his own death.

20 Those who are perverse in heart are an abomination to LORD, but such as are perfect in [their] way are his delight.

21 Hand in hand, the evil man shall not be unpunished, but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

22 A ring of gold in a swine's snout, [is] a fair woman who is without discretion.

23 The desire of the righteous is only good. The expectation of the wicked is wrath.

24 There is he who scatters, and increases yet more, and there he is who withholds more than is proper, but only to want.

25 The generous soul shall be made prosperous, and he who waters shall also be watered himself.

26 The people shall curse him who withholds grain, but a blessing shall be upon the head of him who sells it.

27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but he who searches after evil, it shall come to him.

28 He who trusts in his riches shall fall, but the righteous shall flourish as the green leaf.

29 He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind. And a foolish man shall be servant to a wise man of heart.

30 The fruit of a righteous man is a tree of life, and he who is wise wins souls.

31 Behold, a righteous man shall be recompensed in the earth, how much more the wicked man and the sinner!

1 He who loves correction loves knowledge, but he who hates reproof is brutish.

2 A good man shall obtain favor of LORD, but he will condemn a man of wicked devices.

3 A man shall not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

4 A worthy woman is the crown of her husband, but she who makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.

5 The thoughts of the righteous are just. The counsels of the wicked are deceit.

6 The words of the wicked lay in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

7 The wicked are overthrown, and are not, but the house of the righteous shall stand.

8 A man shall be commended according to his wisdom, but he who is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

9 Better is he who is lightly esteemed, and has a servant, than he who honors himself, and lacks bread.

10 A righteous man regards the life of his beast, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

11 He who tills his land shall have plenty of bread, but he who pursues vanities is void of understanding.

12 A wicked man desires the net of evil men, but the root of the righteous gives.

13 A wicked man is snared by the transgression of [his] lips, but the righteous shall come out of trouble.

14 A man shall be satisfied with good by the fruit of his mouth, and the actions of a man's hands shall be rendered to him.

15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but he who is wise hearkens to counsel.

16 A fool's vexation is instantly known, but a prudent man conceals shame.

17 He who utters truth shows forth righteousness, but a FALSE witness, deceit.

18 There is he who speaks rashly like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise is health.

19 The lips of truth shall be established forever, but a lying tongue is but for a moment.

20 Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but joy is to the counselors of peace.

21 There shall no mischief happen to a righteous man, but the wicked shall be filled with evil.

22 Lying lips are an abomination to LORD, but those who deal truly are his delight.

23 A prudent man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools proclaims foolishness.

24 The hand of the diligent shall bear rule, but the slothful shall be put under task work.

25 Heaviness in the heart of a man makes it droop, but a good word makes it glad.

26 A righteous man is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked causes them to err.

27 The slothful man roasts not that which he took in hunting, but the substance of a diligent man [is] precious.

28 Life is in the way of righteousness, and in the pathway thereof there is no death.

1 A wise son [hears] his father's instruction, but a scoffer listens not to rebuke.

2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth, but the soul of the treacherous, violence.

3 He who guards his mouth keeps his life. He who opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing, but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

5 A righteous man hates lying, but a wicked man is loathsome, and comes to shame.

6 Righteousness guards him who is upright in the way, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.

7 There is he who makes himself rich, yet has nothing, [and] he who makes himself poor, yet [has] great wealth.

8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor hears no threatening.

9 The light of the righteous rejoices, but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out.

10 Through pride a vain man causes contention, but wisdom is with the well-advised.