|Ward Green Version, 2006||American Standard Version, 1901|
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The proverbs of Solomon
1By artfulness children a father make glad
1And mother her children in foolishness sad
2The treasures of wickedness fortunes upend
2And virtue delivers from death in the end
3The soul of the righteous Jehovah will feed
3Rejecting the wicked one's yearnings as greed
4As poverty comes by a hand that is slack
4A diligent hand has for riches a knack
5To reap when it's dry is to bring a good name
5To sleep during harvesttime only a shame
6As blessings for righteousness shake up the best
6A wicked word does overwhelm all the wrest
7A righteous man's memory is blessed for all time
7The name of the bad ones to maggots and slime!
8In heart one is wise who accepts a command
8A fool babbles on and will not make a stand
9The one walking guiltless is walking secure
9One twisted of way shall be known as impure
10The eye that is winking does lead one to pain
10But open rebuke shall to freedom attain
11In word is the pure man a wellstream of life
11The evil one's sayings are laden with strife
12As unbridled hatred will stir up a fight
12So love by its logic rebellion puts right
13O shrewd people's lips be where wisdom is bound
13And rod on the back of the careless resound
14For wise men to treasure up knowledge-- as gold
14The mouth of a fool-- as destruction foretold
15The wealth of the rich is his fortified town
15But poverty brings all the poor people down
16A righteous man's labour may quicken to life
16An increase of one who is wicked to strife
17The way of the living is keeping restraint
17But erring ones are in obedience faint
18A hider of hatred is false in extent
18And slander is left for a fool to present
19In plenteous words will an error be bound
19The one wise in silence will not make a sound
20The tongue of the righteous is silver and choice
20While wicked ones lack in heart let alone voice
21The lips of the righteous an army will feed
21But silly men die for the wisdom they need
22So wealth only grows as Jehovah does bless
22And to it he adds not by sorrow or stress
23The making of mischief to fools is like sport
23As wit is to men of the reasoning sort
24The fears of the wicked will really come true
24And righteous ones' wishes be granted as due
25A whirlwind blows by and the wicked go out
25Just men of foundation forever stand stout
26To teeth as is vinegar smoke to the eye
26To senders a lazy man is at goodbye
27The fear of Jehovah will lengthen one's day
27But shortened of years is the guilty man's way
28The hope of the upright becomes his delight
28The wickedest hope wanders dead in the night
29The way of Jehovah does strengthen and bless
29While masters of evil are fraught with distress
30The man who abides by the law will not slip
30But wrongdoers shall on the ground have no grip
31The mouth of the blameless is fruitful with wit
31A foul mouth will have the tongue cut out of it
32The virtuous lips know of endless delight
32The lips of defrauders perverted insight
© 2003-2008 Ward Green. All rights reserved.
Modified January 23, 2009 by Ward Green
The proverbs of Solomon.
Proverbs 10 1
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.