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Proverbs 10 Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

A Collection of Solomon’s Proverbs

10 Solomon’s proverbs:

A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.

Ill-gotten gains do not profit anyone,
but righteousness rescues from death.

The Lord will not let the righteous go hungry,
but he denies the wicked what they crave.

Idle hands make one poor,
but diligent hands bring riches.

The son who gathers during summer is prudent;
the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.

Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.

The remembrance of the righteous is a blessing,
but the name of the wicked will rot.

A wise heart accepts commands,
but foolish lips will be destroyed.

The one who lives with integrity lives securely,
but whoever perverts his ways will be found out.

10 A sly wink of the eye causes grief,
and foolish lips will be destroyed.

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

12 Hatred stirs up conflicts,
but love covers all offenses.

13 Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,
but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.

14 The wise store up knowledge,
but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction.

15 The wealth of the rich is his fortified city;
the poverty of the poor is their destruction.

16 The reward of the righteous is life;
the wages of the wicked is punishment.

17 The one who follows instruction is on the path to life,
but the one who rejects correction goes astray.

18 The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever spreads slander is a fool.

19 When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,
but the one who controls his lips is prudent.

20 The tongue of the righteous is pure silver;
the heart of the wicked is of little value.

21 The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of sense.

22 The Lord’s blessing enriches,
and he adds no painful effort to it.[a]

23 As shameful conduct is pleasure for a fool,
so wisdom is for a person of understanding.

24 What the wicked dreads will come to him,
but what the righteous desire will be given to them.

25 When the whirlwind passes,
the wicked are no more,
but the righteous are secure forever.

26 Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,
so the slacker is to the one who sends him on an errand.

27 The fear of the Lord prolongs life,[b]
but the years of the wicked are cut short.

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

29 The way of the Lord is a stronghold for the honorable,
but destruction awaits the malicious.

30 The righteous will never be shaken,
but the wicked will not remain on the earth.

31 The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom,
but a perverse tongue will be cut out.

32 The lips of the righteous know what is appropriate,
but the mouth of the wicked, only what is perverse.

Footnotes:

  1. 10:22 Or and painful effort adds nothing to it
  2. 10:27 Lit Lord adds to days
Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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Proverbs 10 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Wise Sayings of Solomon

10 The proverbs of Solomon.

A wise child makes a glad father,
    but a foolish child is a mother’s grief.
Treasures gained by wickedness do not profit,
    but righteousness delivers from death.
The Lord does not let the righteous go hungry,
    but he thwarts the craving of the wicked.
A slack hand causes poverty,
    but the hand of the diligent makes rich.
A child who gathers in summer is prudent,
    but a child who sleeps in harvest brings shame.
Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
    but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
The memory of the righteous is a blessing,
    but the name of the wicked will rot.
The wise of heart will heed commandments,
    but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
Whoever walks in integrity walks securely,
    but whoever follows perverse ways will be found out.
10 Whoever winks the eye causes trouble,
    but the one who rebukes boldly makes peace.[a]
11 The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
    but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.
12 Hatred stirs up strife,
    but love covers 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 The wise lay up knowledge,
    but the babbling of a fool brings ruin near.
15 The wealth of the rich is their fortress;
    the poverty of the poor is their ruin.
16 The wage of the righteous leads to life,
    the gain of the wicked to sin.
17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life,
    but one who rejects a rebuke goes astray.
18 Lying lips conceal hatred,
    and whoever utters slander is a fool.
19 When words are many, transgression is not lacking,
    but the prudent are restrained in speech.
20 The tongue of the righteous is choice silver;
    the mind of the wicked is of little worth.
21 The lips of the righteous feed many,
    but fools die for lack of sense.
22 The blessing of the Lord makes rich,
    and he adds no sorrow with it.[b]
23 Doing wrong is like sport to a fool,
    but wise conduct is pleasure to a person of understanding.
24 What the wicked dread will come upon them,
    but the desire of the righteous will be granted.
25 When the tempest passes, the wicked are no more,
    but the righteous are established forever.
26 Like vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes,
    so are the lazy to their employers.
27 The fear of the Lord prolongs life,
    but the years of the wicked will be short.
28 The hope of the righteous ends in gladness,
    but the expectation of the wicked comes to nothing.
29 The way of the Lord is a stronghold for the upright,
    but destruction for evildoers.
30 The righteous will never be removed,
    but the wicked will not remain in the land.
31 The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom,
    but the perverse tongue will be cut off.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable,
    but the mouth of the wicked what is perverse.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 10:10 Gk: Heb but a babbling fool will come to ruin
  2. Proverbs 10:22 Or and toil adds nothing to it
New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

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