Proverbs 10 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 10


Proverbs 10:1

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father; But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Proverbs 10:2

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; But righteousness delivereth from death.

Proverbs 10:3

Jehovah will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; But he thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.

Proverbs 10:4

He becometh poor that worketh with a slack hand; But the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

Proverbs 10:5

He that gathereth in summer is a wise son; [But] he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.

Proverbs 10:6

Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 10:7

The memory of the righteous is blessed; But the name of the wicked shall rot.

Proverbs 10:8

The wise in heart will receive commandments; But a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 10:9

He that walketh uprightly walketh surely; But he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

Proverbs 10:10

He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; But a prating fool shall fall.

Proverbs 10:11

The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; But violence covereth the mouth of the wicked.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirreth up strifes; But love covereth all transgressions.

Proverbs 10:13

In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found; But a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

Proverbs 10:14

Wise men lay up knowledge; But the mouth of the foolish is a present 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 labor of the righteous [tendeth] to life; The increase of the wicked, to sin.

Proverbs 10:17

He is in the way of life that heedeth correction; But he that forsaketh reproof erreth.

Proverbs 10:18

He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; And he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

Proverbs 10:19

In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; But he that refraineth his lips doeth wisely.

Proverbs 10:20

The tongue of the righteous is [as] choice silver: The heart of the wicked is little worth.

Proverbs 10:21

The lips of the righteous feed many; But the foolish die for lack of understanding.

Proverbs 10:22

The blessing of Jehovah, it maketh rich; And he addeth no sorrow therewith.

Proverbs 10:23

It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness; And [so is] wisdom to a man of understanding.

Proverbs 10:24

The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him; And the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

Proverbs 10:25

When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is 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 [shall be] gladness; But the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

Proverbs 10:29

The way of Jehovah is a stronghold to the upright; But it is a destruction to the workers of iniquity.

Proverbs 10:30

The righteous shall never be removed; But the wicked shall not dwell in the land.

Proverbs 10:31

The mouth of the righteous bringeth forth wisdom; But the perverse tongue shall be cut off.

Proverbs 10:32

The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; But the mouth of the wicked [speaketh] perverseness.

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