Proverbs 9

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The Proverbs

Chapter 10

1

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad17 father: but a foolish son [is] the heaviness of his mother.

2

Treasures of wickedness profit55 nothing: but righteousness delivereth55 from death.

3

The LORD will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish:55 but he casteth away4 the substance of the wicked.

4

He becometh poor6 that dealeth6 [with] a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.55

5

He that gathereth6 in summer [is] a wise56 son: [but] he that sleepeth12 in harvest [is] a son that causeth shame.56

6

Blessings [are] upon the head of the just: but violence covereth17 the mouth of the wicked.

7

The memory of the just [is] blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.4

8

The wise in heart will receive4 commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.11

9

He that walketh6 uprightly walketh4 surely: but he that perverteth18 his ways shall be known.11

10

He that winketh6 with the eye causeth4 sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.11

11

The mouth of a righteous [man is] a well of life: but violence covereth17 the mouth of the wicked.

12

Hatred stirreth up34 strifes: but love covereth17 all sins.

13

In the lips of him that hath understanding12 wisdom is found:11 but a rod [is] for the back of him that is void of understanding.

14

Wise [men] lay up4 knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish [is] near destruction.

15

The rich man's wealth [is] his strong city: the destruction of the poor [is] their poverty.

16

The labour of the righteous [tendeth] to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.

17

He [is in] the way of life that keepeth6 instruction: but he that refuseth6 reproof erreth.56

18

He that hideth18 hatred [with] lying lips, and he that uttereth56 a slander, [is] a fool.

19

In the multitude of words there wanteth4 not sin: but he that refraineth6 his lips [is] wise.56

20

The tongue of the just [is as] choice12 silver: the heart of the wicked [is] little worth.

21

The lips of the righteous feed4 many: but fools die4 for want of wisdom.

22

The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich,55 and he addeth55 no sorrow with it.

23

[It is] as sport to a fool to do2 mischief: but a man of understanding hath wisdom.

24

The fear of the wicked, it shall come4 upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.4

25

As the whirlwind passeth,2 so [is] the wicked no [more]: but the righteous [is] an everlasting foundation.

26

As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so [is] the sluggard to them that send6 him.

27

The fear of the LORD prolongeth55 days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.4

28

The hope of the righteous [shall be] gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.4

29

The way of the LORD [is] strength to the upright: but destruction [shall be] to the workers6 of iniquity.

30

The righteous shall never 5769 be removed:11 but the wicked shall not inhabit4 the earth.

31

The mouth of the just bringeth forth4 wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.11

32

The lips of the righteous know4 what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked [speaketh] frowardness.

Proverbs 11