Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 10:1 The Proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish son is the grief of his mother. Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivereth from death. Proverbs 10:3 Jehovah suffereth not the soul of the righteous [man] to famish; but he repelleth the craving of the wicked. Proverbs 10:4 He cometh to want that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich. Proverbs 10:5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame. Proverbs 10:6 Blessings are upon the head of a righteous [man]; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence. Proverbs 10:7 The memory of the righteous [man] shall be blessed; but the name of the wicked shall rot. Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart receiveth commandments; but a prating fool shall fall. Proverbs 10:9 He that walketh in integrity walketh securely; but he that perverteth his ways shall be known. Proverbs 10:10 He that winketh with the eye causeth grief, and a prating fool shall fall. Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of a righteous [man] is a fountain of life; but the mouth of the wicked covereth violence. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes; but love covereth all transgressions. Proverbs 10:13 In the lips of an intelligent [man] wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding. Proverbs 10:14 The wise lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the fool is near destruction. Proverbs 10:15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city; the destruction of the poor is their poverty. Proverbs 10:16 The labour of a righteous [man tendeth] to life; the revenue of a wicked [man], to sin. Proverbs 10:17 Keeping instruction is the path to life; but he that forsaketh reproof goeth astray. Proverbs 10:18 He that covereth hatred hath lying lips, and he that sendeth forth a slander is a fool. Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that restraineth his lips doeth wisely. Proverbs 10:20 The tongue of the righteous [man] is [as] choice silver; the heart of the wicked is little worth. Proverbs 10:21 The lips of a righteous [man] feed many; but fools die for want of understanding. Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow to it. Proverbs 10:23 It is as sport to a foolish [man] to do wickedness; but a man of understanding hath wisdom. Proverbs 10:24 The fear of a wicked [man], it shall come upon him; but the desire of the righteous shall be granted. Proverbs 10:25 As a whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no [more]; but the righteous is an everlasting foundation. Proverbs 10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him. Proverbs 10:27 The fear of Jehovah prolongeth days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. Proverbs 10:28 The hope of the righteous is joy; but the expectation of the wicked shall perish. Proverbs 10:29 The way of Jehovah is strength to the perfect [man], but destruction to the workers of iniquity. Proverbs 10:30 The righteous [man] shall never be moved; but the wicked shall not inhabit the land. Proverbs 10:31 The mouth of a righteous [man] putteth forth wisdom; but the froward tongue shall be cut out. Proverbs 10:32 The lips of a righteous [man] know what is acceptable; but the mouth of the wicked is frowardness.