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 sorrow of his mother.

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

3 Jehovah will not allow the soul of the righteous to go hungry; but He casts away the desire of the wicked.

4 He who deals with a lazy hand becomes poor; but the hand of the hard worker makes rich.

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

6 Blessings are on the head of the just; but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

7 The memory of the just is blessed; but the name of the wicked shall rot.

8 The wise in heart will receive commandments; but a babbling fool shall fall.

9 He who walks uprightly walks surely; but he who twists his ways shall be known.

10 He who winks the eye causes sorrow; but a babbling fool shall fall.

11 The mouth of a righteous one is a well of life; but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.

12 Hatred stirs up fights, but love covers all sins.

13 In the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him who is without understanding.

14 Wise ones store up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.

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

16 The labor of the righteous tends to life; the fruit of the wicked tends to sin.

17 He who keeps instruction is in the way of life; but he who refuses reproof goes astray.

18 He who hides hatred with lying lips, and he who speaks a slander, is a fool.

19 In the multitude of words, sin is not lacking; but he who holds back his lips is wise.

20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is worth little.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many; but fools die for lack of wisdom.

22 The blessing of Jehovah itself makes rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.

23 To work out evil devices is as laughter to a fool; so wisdom is to a man of understanding.

24 What the wicked fears shall come upon him; but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

25 As the storm passes, so the wicked is no more; but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

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

27 The fear of Jehovah prolongs days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

28 The hope of the righteous is gladness; but the hope of the wicked shall perish.

29 The way of Jehovah is strength to the upright; but ruin is to the workers of iniquity.

30 The righteous shall never be moved; and the wicked shall not live in the earth.

31 The mouth of the just brings forth wisdom; but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

32 The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing; but the mouth of the wicked what is contrary.

1 False balances are hateful to Jehovah; but a just weight is His delight.

2 Pride comes, then shame comes; but with the lowly is wisdom.

3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them; but the crookedness of traitors 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 make his way right, but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

6 The righteousness of the upright shall deliver them, but deceivers shall be taken in lust.

7 When a wicked man dies, his hope shall perish; and the hope of evil ones shall be lost.

8 The righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked comes in his place.

9 A hypocrite corrupts his neighbor with his mouth; but through knowledge the just shall be delivered.

10 When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices; and when the wicked are destroyed, there is singing.

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

12 One despising his friend lacks heart, but a man of understanding remains silent.

13 One going with slander is a revealer of secrets, but the faithful of spirit keeps the matter hidden.

14 Where there is no wisdom, the people fall; but in the multitude of wise men there is safety.

15 He who is surety for a stranger shall be ruined; and he who hates suretyship is safe.

16 A gracious woman keeps honor, and the strong keep riches.

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

18 The wicked makes a deceitful wage; but one sowing righteousness has a sure reward.

19 So righteousness tends to life; but one pursuing evil, it is to his own death.

20 They who are of a perverse heart are hateful to Jehovah, but the upright in the way are His delight.

21 Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be innocent; but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered.

22 Like a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a beautiful woman who turns aside discretion.

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

24 There is one who scatters and yet increases; but one who withholds just due comes only to poverty.

25 The soul who gives freely shall be made fat; and he who waters shall also be watered himself.

26 He who withholds grain, the people shall curse him; but blessing is on the head of him who sells.

27 He who carefully seeks good gets favor; but he who seeks mischief, it shall come to him.

28 He who trusts in his riches shall fall; but the righteous shall blossom like a branch.

29 He who troubles his own house shall inherit the wind; and the fool shall be servant to the wise in heart.

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he who takes souls is wise.

31 Behold, the righteous shall be rewarded in the earth; much more the wicked and the sinner.

1 Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge; but he who hates correction is like a brute animal.

2 The good gets grace from Jehovah, but He will condemn a man of wicked thoughts.

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

4 A woman of virtue is a crown to her husband, but she who causes shame is like rottenness in his bones.

5 The thoughts of the righteous are right; the counsels of the wicked are deceit.

6 The words of the wicked are to lie in wait for blood; but the mouth of the upright shall deliver them.

7 The wicked are overthrown, and are gone; but the house of the righteous shall stand.

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

9 Better is one despised, and having a servant, than he honoring himself and lacks bread.

10 A righteous one understands the soul of his animal; but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

11 He who tills his land shall be satisfied with bread; but he who follows vanities lacks heart.

12 The wicked desires the net of evils; but the root of the righteous yields fruit.

13 The wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips, but the just shall come out of trouble.

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

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

16 A fool's vexation is known in a day, but the astute one covers shame.

17 He who breathes truth shows forth righteousness, but a false witness deceit.

18 There are those who speak like the thrusts of a sword, but the tongue of the wise heals.

19 The lips of truth shall be established forever, but only while I wink is a lying tongue.

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

21 No evil shall happen to the just, but the wicked shall be filled with mischief.

22 Lying lips are hateful to Jehovah, but those who deal truly are His delight.

23 A wise man conceals knowledge, but the heart of fools cries out foolishness.

24 The hand of the hard worker shall bear rule, but the lazy shall be under service.

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

26 The righteous is more excellent than his neighbor, but the way of the wicked seduces them.

27 The lazy one does not start after his game, but the wealth of a hard worker is precious.

28 In the way of righteousness is life, and in that pathway there is no death.

1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a scorner does not hear rebuke.

2 From the fruit of his mouth a man shall eat good, but the soul of the treacherous eats violence.

3 He who keeps his mouth keeps his life; he who opens his lips wide, it is ruin to him.

4 The soul of the sluggard desires and has nothing; but the soul of the hard worker shall be made fat.

5 The righteous hates lying, but the wicked one is odious and acts shamefully.

6 Righteousness guards the perfect of way, but wickedness subverts a sin-offering.

7 There are those who act rich, yet have nothing; and those who act poor, yet have great riches.

8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches, but the poor does not hear rebuke.

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

10 Only by pride comes argument, but with those who take advice is wisdom.