Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 10:1 A wise son maketh the father glad: but a foolish son is the sorrow of his mother. Proverbs 10:2 Treasures of wickedness shall profit nothing: but justice shall deliver from death. Proverbs 10:3 The Lord will not afflict the soul of the just with famine, and he will disappoint the deceitful practices of the wicked. Proverbs 10:4 The slothful hand hath wrought poverty: but the hand of the industrious getteth riches. He that trusteth to lies feedeth the winds: and the same runneth after birds, that fly away. Proverbs 10:5 He that gathereth in the harvest, is a wise son: but he that snorteth in the summer, is the son of confusion. Proverbs 10:6 The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the just: but iniquity covereth the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 10:7 The memory of the just is with praises: and the name of the wicked shall rot. Proverbs 10:8 The wise of heart receiveth precepts: a fool is beaten with lips. Proverbs 10:9 He that walketh sincerely, walketh confidently: but he that perverteth his ways, shall be manifest. Proverbs 10:10 He that winketh with the eye, shall cause sorrow: and the foolish in lips shall be beaten. Proverbs 10:11 The mouth of the just is a vein of life: and the mouth of the wicked covereth iniquity. Proverbs 10:12 Hatred stirreth up strifes: and charity covereth all sins. Proverbs 10:13 In the lips of the wise is wisdom found: and a rod on the back of him that wanteth sense. Proverbs 10:14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the fool is next to confusion. Proverbs 10:15 The substance of a rich man is the city of his strength: the fear of the poor is their poverty. Proverbs 10:16 The work of the just is unto life: but the fruit of the wicked unto sin. Proverbs 10:17 The way of life, to him that observeth correction: but he that forsaketh reproofs, goeth astray. Proverbs 10:18 Lying lips hide hatred: he that uttereth reproach, is foolish. Proverbs 10:19 In the multitude of words there shall not want sin: but he that refraineth his lips, is most wise. Proverbs 10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: but the heart of the wicked is nothing worth. Proverbs 10:21 The lips of the just teach many: but they that are ignorant, shall die in the want of understanding. Proverbs 10:22 The blessing of the Lord maketh men rich: neither shall affliction be joined to them. Proverbs 10:23 A fool worketh mischief as it were for sport: but wisdom is prudence to a man. Proverbs 10:24 That which the wicked feareth, shall come upon him: to the just their desire shall be given. Proverbs 10:25 As a tempest that passeth, so the wicked shall be no more: but the just is as an everlasting foundation. Proverbs 10:26 As vinegar to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that sent him. Proverbs 10:27 The fear of the Lord shall prolong days: and the years of the wicked shall be shortened. Proverbs 10:28 The expectation of the just is joy: but the hope of the wicked shall perish. Proverbs 10:29 The strength of the upright is the way of the Lord: and fear to them that work evil. Proverbs 10:30 The just shall never be moved: but the wicked shall not dwell on the earth. Proverbs 10:31 The mouth of the just shall bring forth wisdom: the tongue of the perverse shall perish. Proverbs 10:32 The lips of the just consider what is acceptable: and the mouth of the wicked uttereth perverse things.