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(The parables of Solomon.)

10 ¶ A wise son makes a glad father; but a foolish son is sadness unto his mother.

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

The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish, but wickedness shall cast out the wicked.

¶ He that deals with a slack hand becomes poor, but the hand of the diligent makes rich.

¶ He that gathers in summer is a wise son, but he that sleeps in harvest is a son that causes shame.

¶ Blessings are upon the head of the just, but the mouth of the wicked covers violence.

¶ The memory of the just is blessed, but the name of the wicked shall stink.

¶ The wise in heart will receive the commandments, but he who speaks foolishness shall fall.

¶ He that walks in integrity walks securely, but he that perverts his ways shall be broken.

10 ¶ He that winks with the eye causes sorrow, and he that speaks foolishness shall fall.

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

12 ¶ Hatred stirs up strifes, but love covers all sins.

13 ¶ In the lips of the prudent wisdom is found and is a rod unto the back of him that is void of understanding.

14 ¶ Wise men keep knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near unto calamity.

15 ¶ The rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the weakness of the poor is their poverty.

16 ¶ The work of the righteous is unto life, but the fruit of the wicked is for sin.

17 ¶ He is in the way of life that gives heed to chastening, but he that refuses reproof errs.

18 ¶ He that hides hatred has lying lips, and he that utters a slander, is a fool.

19 ¶ In the multitude of words there is no lack of rebellion, but he that refrains his lips is wise.

20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver, but the understanding {Heb. 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 the LORD is that which makes rich, and he adds no sorrow with it.

23 ¶ To make an abomination is as sport to the fool, but wisdom is recreation to the man of intelligence.

24 ¶ The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him, but God shall grant the desire of the righteous.

25 When the whirlwind passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is founded for ever.

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

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

28 The hope of the righteous is joy, but the hope of the wicked shall perish.

29 ¶ The way of the LORD is strength to the perfect, but it is terror to the workers of iniquity.

30 The righteous eternally shall never be removed, but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

31 ¶ The mouth of the just shall bring forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue shall be cut out.

32 The lips of the righteous shall know the will of God, but the mouth of the wicked speaks perversion.

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