King James VersionProverbs10


1 The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad fa­ther: but a fool­ish son is the heav­i­ness of his moth­er.
2 Trea­sures of wicked­ness prof­it noth­ing: but righ­teous­ness de­liv­ereth from death.
3 The LORD will not suf­fer the soul of the righ­teous to fam­ish: but he casteth away the sub­stance of the wicked.
4 He be­cometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the dili­gent maketh rich.
5 He that gath­ereth in sum­mer is a wise son: but he that sleep­eth in har­vest is a son that causeth shame.
6 Bless­ings are upon the head of the just: but vi­o­lence cov­ereth 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 prat­ing fool shall fall.
9 He that walketh up­right­ly walketh sure­ly: but he that per­verteth his ways shall be known.
10 He that win­keth with the eye causeth sor­row: but a prat­ing fool shall fall.
11 The mouth of a righ­teous ­man is a well of life: but vi­o­lence cov­ereth the mouth of the wicked.
12 Ha­tred stir­reth up strifes: but love cov­ereth all sins.
13 In the lips of him that hath un­der­stand­ing wis­dom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of un­der­stand­ing.
14 Wise men lay up knowl­edge: but the mouth of the fool­ish is near de­struc­tion.
15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the de­struc­tion of the poor is their pover­ty.
16 The labour of the righ­teous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
17 He is in the way of life that keep­eth in­struc­tion: but he that re­fuseth re­proof er­reth.
18 He that hideth ha­tred with ly­ing lips, and he that ut­tereth a slan­der, is a fool.
19 In the mul­ti­tude of words there wan­teth not sin: but he that re­fraineth his lips is wise.
20 The tongue of the just is as choice sil­ver: the heart of the wicked is lit­tle worth.
21 The lips of the righ­teous feed many: but fools die for want of wis­dom.
22 The bless­ing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he ad­deth no sor­row with it.
23 It is as sport to a fool to do mis­chief: but a man of un­der­stand­ing hath wis­dom.
24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the de­sire of the righ­teous shall be grant­ed.
25 As the whirl­wind pas­seth, so is the wicked no more: but the righ­teous is an ev­er­last­ing foun­da­tion.
26 As vine­gar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the slug­gard to them that send him.
27 The fear of the LORD pro­longeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be short­ened.
28 The hope of the righ­teous shall be glad­ness: but the ex­pec­ta­tion of the wicked shall per­ish.
29 The way of the LORD is strength to the up­right: but de­struc­tion shall be to the work­ers of in­iq­ui­ty.
30 The righ­teous shall nev­er be re­moved: but the wicked shall not in­hab­it the earth.
31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wis­dom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
32 The lips of the righ­teous know what is ac­cept­able: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh froward­ness.