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

1 The proverbs of Solomon: A wise child makes a father glad, but a foolish child grieves his mother.

2 Treasures of wickedness do not profit, but righteousness delivers from death.

3 Yahweh will not cause a righteous person to go hungry, but the craving of the wicked he will thwart.

4 A slack hand causes poverty, but the hand of the diligent enriches.

5 He who gathers in the summer [is] a child who is prudent; he who sleeps at the harvest [is] a child who brings shame.

6 Blessings [belong] to the head of the righteous, but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

7 The memory of righteousness [is] like a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.

8 A heart of wisdom will heed commandments, but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

9 Whoever walks in integrity will walk securely, but whoever follows perversity, his ways will be made known.

10 The winking of an eye causes trouble, and the foolishness of lips comes to ruin.

11 A fountain of life [is] a mouth of righteousness, and a mouth of wickedness conceals violence.

12 Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers over all offenses.

13 On the lips of one who has understanding, wisdom is found, but a rod [is] for the back of one who lacks {sense}.

14 Those who are wise lay up knowledge, but [to] the mouth of the fool, ruin draws near.

15 The wealth of the rich [is] the city of his strength; the ruin of the poor [is] their poverty.

16 The wage of the righteous [leads] to life; the gain of the wicked to sin.

17 [On] the path to life is he who guards instruction, but he who rejects rebuke goes astray.

18 He who conceals hatred [has] lips of deceit, and he who utters slander--he is a fool.

19 In many words, transgression is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is prudent.

20 Choice silver is a tongue of righteousness, a heart of wickedness is {of little worth}.

21 Lips of righteousness feed many, but fools {die for lack of sense}.

22 The blessing of Yahweh makes [one] rich, and he does not increase sorrow with it.

23 [It is] like a sport for a fool to do wrong, wisdom for a person of understanding.

24 The dread of the wicked will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.

25 With the passing of the tempest, there is no wickedness, but [the] righteous have a foundation forever.

26 Like vinegar to the tooth and like smoke to the eyes, thus [is] the lazy to one who employs him.

27 The fear of Yahweh adds life, but the years of the wicked are shortened.

28 The hope of the righteous [is] gladness, but the expectation of the wicked comes to nothing.

29 A stronghold for the upright is the way of Yahweh, but ruin [belongs] to {evildoers}.

30 The righteous one is forever; he will not be removed. But the wicked will not remain in the land.

31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but a tongue of perversity will be cut off.

32 The lips of the righteous know [the] acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, the perverse.

1 Balances of deceit [are] an abomination of Yahweh, but {an accurate weight} delights him.

2 Pride comes, then disgrace comes, but wisdom [is] with the humble.

3 The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

4 Wealth does not profit on the day of wrath, but righteousness will deliver from death.

5 The righteousness of the blameless will keep his ways straight, but the wicked will fall by his wickedness.

6 The righteousness of the upright will save them, but by a scheme the treacherous will be taken captive.

7 With the death of a wicked person, hope will die, and the expectation of the godless perishes.

8 The righteous is delivered from trouble, but the wicked enters into it.

9 With a mouth, the godless shall destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.

10 When good [is with] the righteous, [the] city rejoices, and with the perishing of the wicked, jubilation.

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

12 He who lacks {sense} belittles his neighbor, but a person of intelligence will remain silent.

13 A gossip walks [about] telling a secret, but the trustworthy in spirit keeps [the] matter.

14 Where there is no guidance, a nation shall fall, but [there is] safety in an abundance of counsel.

15 He will suffer trouble when he loans to a stranger, but he who refuses a pledge is safe.

16 A woman of grace receives honor, but the ruthless gets wealth.

17 A person of kindness rewards himself, but a cruel [person] harms his own flesh.

18 The wicked earns {deceptive gain}, but he who sows righteousness, a {true reward}.

19 He who is steadfast in righteousness [is] to life as he who pursues evil [is] to death.

20 An abomination of Yahweh [are] the {crooked of heart}, but his delight [are] {those with blameless ways}.

21 {Rest assured}, the wicked will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will escape.

22 A ring of gold in [the] snout of a pig [is] a woman [who is] beautiful but without discretion.

23 The desire of the righteous [is] only good, but the expectation of the wicked, wrath.

24 There is one who gives yet {grows richer}, but he who withholds {what is right} only [finds] need.

25 A person of blessing will be enriched, and he who gives water also will be refreshed.

26 He who withholds grain, the people curse him, but a blessing [is] for the head of him who sells.

27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor, but he who inquires of evil, it will come to him.

28 He who trusts in his wealth [is] he who will fall, but like a green leaf the righteous will flourish.

29 He who brings trouble [to] his household, he will inherit wind, and a fool will serve the wise of heart.

30 The fruit of righteousness is a tree of life, and he who captures souls [is] wise.

31 If the righteous on earth will be repaid, {how much more} the wicked and sinner.

1 He who loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates rebuke [is] stupid.

2 The good obtains favor from Yahweh, but anyone who schemes, he condemns.

3 A person will not be established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will not be moved.

4 A woman of strength [is] the crown of her master, but like rot in his bones is she who brings shame.

5 The thoughts of the righteous are just; the advice of the wicked is treacherous.

6 The words of the wicked [are] an ambush of blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.

7 The wicked are overthrown and {are no more}, but the house of the righteous shall stand.

8 For his mouth of good sense, a man will be recommended, but he who is of perverse {mind} will be despised.

9 It is better to be lowly and a servant {to someone} than self-glorifying and lacking food.

10 The righteous knows the life of his animal, but the compassion of the wicked is cruel.

11 He who works his land will have plenty of food, but he who follows worthless things lacks {sense}.

12 The wicked covets the proceeds of evil, but the root of the righteous {bears fruit}.

13 By the transgression of lips, evil is ensnared, but the righteous escapes from trouble.

14 From the fruit of the mouth of a man, he is filled with good, and the reward of {a man's labor} will return to him.

15 The way of a fool is upright in his [own] eyes, but he who listens to advice [is] wise.

16 As for a fool, {on that very day} he makes his anger known, but he who ignores an insult [is] prudent.

17 He who will speak truth will reveal righteousness, but the witness of falsehood, deceit.

18 There is one who speaks rashly, like the thrust of a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

19 A lip of truth endures forever, but a tongue of deception lasts only a moment.

20 Deceit [is] in the heart of {those who plan} evil, but to {those who plan} peace, [there is] joy.

21 {No evil will happen} to the righteous, but the wicked are filled [with] trouble.

22 An abomination of Yahweh are lips of deceit, but they who act faithfully [are] his delight.

23 A clever person conceals knowledge, but the heart of a fool announces folly.

24 The hand of the diligent ones will rule, but the lazy will belong to forced labor.

25 Anxiety in the heart of a man will weigh him down, but a good word will cheer him.

26 A righteous person will seek out his neighbor, but the way of the wicked will lead them astray.

27 The lazy will not roast his game, but diligence is the precious wealth of a man.

28 On the road of righteousness is life, and [on] the way of the path, [may there be] no death.

1 A wise child [hears] the discipline of a father, but a scoffer does not listen to a rebuke.

2 From the fruit of the mouth of a man, he shall eat what is good, but the desire of the treacherous, wrongdoing.

3 He who keeps his mouth guards his life; he who opens his lips, ruin [belongs] to him.

4 The soul of the lazy craves, but there is nothing, but the person of diligence is richly supplied.

5 The righteous hates a word of falsehood; the wicked will bring shame and {disgrace}.

6 Righteousness will guard the upright of way, but wickedness will overthrow sin.

7 There is one who acts rich but {has nothing}; another who pretends to be poor but [has] wealth.

8 The ransom of the life of a man [is] his wealth, but the poor does not receive a threat.

9 The light of the righteous will rejoice, but the lamp of the wicked will die out.

10 Only by insolence is strife set up, and wisdom [is] with those who take advice.