10 The Proverbs of Solomon: A wise son maketh a glad father, But a foolish son is the grief of his mother.
2 The treasures of lawlessness do not profit, But righteousness delivereth from death.
3 Yahweh suffereth not to famish the soul of the righteous, But the desire of the lawless he thrusteth away.
4 He becometh poor who dealeth with a slack hand, But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
5 He that gathereth in summer is a prudent son, He that sleepeth long in harvest is a son causing shame.
6 Blessings are for the head of the righteous man, But the mouth of the lawless covereth up wrong.
7 The memory of the righteous yieldeth blessing, But the name of the lawless dieth out.
8 The wise in heart will accept commandments, But he that is foolish with his lips shall be thrust away.
9 He that walketh uprightly may walk securely, But he that maketh crooked his ways shall be found out.
10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow, And he that is foolish with his lips shall be thrust aside.
11 A well-spring of life is the mouth of the righteous, But the mouth of the lawless covereth wrong.
12 Hatred stirreth up strifes, But over all transgressions love throweth a covering.
13 In the lips of the intelligent is found wisdom, But a rod is for the back of him that lacketh sense.
14 Wise men treasure up knowledge, But the mouth of the foolish is a terror near at hand.
15 The substance of the rich is his strong city, The terror of the poor is their poverty.
16 The labour of the righteous [leadeth] to life, The increase of the lawless to sin.
17 On the way to life is he that heedeth correction, But he that hateth reproof is going astray.
18 He that concealeth hatred hath false lips, And he that sendeth forth slander the same is a dullard.
19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression, But he that restraineth his lips sheweth prudence.
20 Choice silver is the tongue of the righteous, But the sense of the lawless is very small.
21 The lips of the righteous feed multitudes, But the foolish for lack of sense shall die.
22 The blessing of Yahweh itself maketh rich, And he addeth no grievance therewith.
23 It is mere sport to a stupid man to commit lewdness, But wisdom pertaineth to a man of understanding.
24 The dread of the lawless one the same shall overtake him, But the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
25 Like the passing away of a tempest so the lawless one is not, But the righteous [hath] an age-abiding foundation.
26 As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes So is the sluggard to them who send him.
27 The reverence of Yahweh addeth days, But the years of the lawless shall be shortened.
28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness, But the expectation of the lawless shall vanish.
29 A refuge for the blameless is the path of Yahweh, But destruction [awaiteth] the workers of iniquity.
30 The righteous to times age-abiding shall remain unshaken, But the lawless shall not inhabit the earth.
31 The mouth of the righteous beareth the fruit of wisdom, But a perverse tongue shall be cut off.
32 The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing, But the mouth of the lawless [speaketh] perversities.