July 19

Proverbs 10:1 — 13:25

10 Proverbs of Solomon.

A wise son is the one that makes a father rejoice, and a stupid son is the grief of his mother. 2 The treasures of the wicked one will be of no benefit, but righteousness is what will deliver from death. 3 Jehovah will not cause the soul of the righteous one to go hungry, but the craving of the wicked ones he will push away.

4 The one working with a slack hand will be of little means, but the hand of the diligent one is what will make one rich.
5 The son acting with insight is gathering during the summertime; the son acting shamefully is fast asleep during the harvest.
6 Blessings are for the head of the righteous one, but as regards the mouth of the wicked ones, it covers up violence. 7 The remembrance of the righteous one is due for a blessing, but the very name of the wicked ones will rot.
8 The one wise in heart will accept commandments, but the one foolish with his lips will be trodden down.
9 He that is walking in integrity will walk in security, but he that is making his ways crooked will make himself known.
10 The one winking his eye will give pain, and the one foolish with his lips will be trodden down. 11 The mouth of the righteous one is a source of life; but as regards the mouth of the wicked ones, it covers up violence.
12 Hatred is what stirs up contentions, but love covers over even all transgressions.
13 On the lips of the understanding person wisdom is found, but the rod is for the back of one in want of heart.
14 The wise are the ones that treasure up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish one is near to ruin itself.
15 The valuable things of a rich man are his strong town. The ruin of the lowly ones is their poverty.
16 The activity of the righteous one results in life; the produce of the wicked one results in sin.
17 He that is holding to discipline is a path to life, but he that is leaving reproof is causing to wander.
18 Where there is one covering over hatred there are lips of falsehood, and the one bringing forth a bad report is stupid.
19 In the abundance of words there does not fail to be transgression, but the one keeping his lips in check is acting discreetly.
20 The tongue of the righteous one is choice silver; the heart of the wicked one is worth little.
21 The very lips of the righteous one keep pasturing many, but for want of heart the foolish themselves keep dying.
22 The blessing of Jehovah—that is what makes rich, and he adds no pain with it.
23 To the stupid one the carrying on of loose conduct is like sport, but wisdom is for the man of discernment.
24 The thing frightful to the wicked one—that is what will come to him; but the desire of the righteous ones will be granted. 25 As when the storm wind passes over, so the wicked one is no more; but the righteous one is a foundation to time indefinite.
26 As vinegar to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so the lazy man is to those sending him forth.
27 The very fear of Jehovah will add days, but the years themselves of the wicked ones will be cut short.
28 The expectation of the righteous ones is a rejoicing, but the very hope of the wicked ones will perish.
29 The way of Jehovah is a stronghold for the blameless one, but ruin is for the practicers of what is hurtful.
30 As for the righteous one, to time indefinite he will not be caused to stagger; but as for the wicked ones, they will not keep residing on the earth.
31 The mouth of the righteous one—it bears the fruit of wisdom, but the tongue of perverseness will be cut off.
32 The lips of the righteous one—they come to know goodwill, but the mouth of the wicked ones is perverseness.

11 A cheating pair of scales is something detestable to Jehovah, but a complete stone-weight is a pleasure to him.
2 Has presumptuousness come? Then dishonor will come; but wisdom is with the modest ones.
3 The integrity of the upright ones is what leads them, but distortion by those dealing treacherously will despoil them.
4 Valuable things will be of no benefit on the day of fury, but righteousness itself will deliver from death.
5 The righteousness of the blameless one is what will make his way straight, but in his own wickedness the wicked one will fall. 6 The righteousness of the upright ones is what will deliver them, but by their craving those dealing treacherously will themselves be caught.
7 When a wicked man dies, [his] hope perishes; and even expectation [based] on powerfulness has perished.
8 The righteous is the one rescued even from distress, and the wicked one comes in instead of him.
9 By [his] mouth the one who is an apostate brings his fellowman to ruin, but by knowledge are the righteous rescued.
10 Because of the goodness of the righteous ones a town is elated, but when the wicked ones perish there is a joyful cry.
11 Because of the blessing of the upright ones a town is exalted, but because of the mouth of the wicked ones it gets torn down.
12 The one in want of heart has despised his own fellowman, but the man of broad discernment is one that keeps silent.
13 The one walking about as a slanderer is uncovering confidential talk, but the one faithful in spirit is covering over a matter.
14 When there is no skillful direction, the people fall; but there is salvation in the multitude of counselors.
15 One will positively fare badly because he has gone surety for a stranger, but the one hating handshaking is keeping carefree.

16 A woman of charm is the one that takes hold of glory; but the tyrants, for their part, take hold of riches.
17 A man of loving-kindness is dealing rewardingly with his own soul, but the cruel person is bringing ostracism upon his own organism.
18 The wicked one is making false wages, but the one sowing righteousness, true earnings.
19 The one firmly standing for righteousness is in line for life, but the one chasing after what is bad is in line for his own death.

20 Those crooked at heart are something detestable to Jehovah, but the ones blameless in [their] way are a pleasure to him.
21 Though hand be to hand, a bad person will not go unpunished; but the offspring of the righteous ones will certainly escape.
22 As a gold nose ring in the snout of a pig, so is a woman that is pretty but that is turning away from sensibleness.
23 The desire of the righteous ones is surely good; the hope of the wicked ones is fury.
24 There exists the one that is scattering and yet is being increased; also the one that is keeping back from what is right, but it results only in want.
25 The generous soul will itself be made fat, and the one freely watering [others] will himself also be freely watered.
26 The one holding back grain—the populace will execrate him, but there is a blessing for the head of the one letting it be bought.
27 He that is looking for good will keep seeking goodwill; but as for the one searching for bad, it will come upon him.
28 The one trusting in his riches—he himself will fall; but just like foliage the righteous ones will flourish.
29 As for anyone bringing ostracism upon his own house, he will take possession of wind; and a foolish person will be a servant to the one wise in heart.
30 The fruitage of the righteous one is a tree of life, and he that is winning souls is wise.
31 Look! The righteous one—in the earth he will be rewarded. How much more should the wicked one and the sinner be!

12 A lover of discipline is a lover of knowledge, but a hater of reproof is unreasoning.
2 One that is good gets approval from Jehovah, but the man of [wicked] ideas he pronounces wicked.
3 No man will be firmly established by wickedness; but as for the root-foundation of the righteous ones, it will not be caused to stagger.
4 A capable wife is a crown to her owner, but as rottenness in his bones is she that acts shamefully.
5 The thoughts of the righteous ones are judgment; the steering by the wicked ones is deception.
6 The words of the wicked ones are a lying in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright ones is what will deliver them.
7 There is an overthrowing of the wicked ones and they are no more, but the very house of the righteous ones will keep standing.
8 For his mouth of discretion a man will be praised, but one who is twisted at heart will come to be for contempt.
9 Better is the one lightly esteemed but having a servant than the one glorifying himself but in want of bread.
10 The righteous one is caring for the soul of his domestic animal, but the mercies of the wicked ones are cruel.
11 The one cultivating his ground will himself be satisfied with bread, but the one pursuing valueless things is in want of heart.
12 The wicked one has desired the netted prey of bad men; but as for the root of the righteous ones, it yields.
13 By the transgression of the lips the bad person is ensnared, but the righteous one gets out of distress.
14 From the fruitage of a man’s mouth he is satisfied with good, and the very doing of a man’s hands will come back to him.
15 The way of the foolish one is right in his own eyes, but the one listening to counsel is wise.
16 It is a foolish person that makes known his vexation in the [same] day, but the shrewd one is covering over a dishonor.
17 He that launches forth faithfulness will tell what is righteous, but a false witness, deception.
18 There exists the one speaking thoughtlessly as with the stabs of a sword, but the tongue of the wise ones is a healing.
19 It is the lip of truth that will be firmly established forever, but the tongue of falsehood will be only as long as a moment.
20 Deception is in the heart of those fabricating mischief, but those counseling peace have rejoicing.
21 Nothing hurtful will befall the righteous one, but the wicked are the ones that will certainly be filled with calamity.
22 False lips are something detestable to Jehovah, but those acting in faithfulness are a pleasure to him.
23 A shrewd man is covering knowledge, but the heart of the stupid ones is one that calls out foolishness.
24 The hand of the diligent ones is the one that will rule, but the slack hand will come to be for forced labor.
25 Anxious care in the heart of a man is what will cause it to bow down, but the good word is what makes it rejoice.
26 The righteous one spies out his own pasturage, but the very way of wicked ones causes them to wander about.
27 Slackness will not start up one’s game animals, but the diligent one is a man’s precious wealth.
28 In the path of righteousness there is life, and the journey in its pathway means no death.

13 A son is wise where there is a father’s discipline, but the ridiculer is one that has not heard rebuke.
2 From the fruitage of his mouth a man will eat good, but the very soul of those dealing treacherously is violence.
3 The one guarding his mouth is keeping his soul. The one opening wide his lips—he will have ruin.
4 The lazy one is showing himself desirous, but his soul [has] nothing. However, the very soul of the diligent ones will be made fat.
5 A false word is what the righteous hates, but the wicked ones act shamefully and cause disgrace for themselves.
6 Righteousness itself safeguards the one who is harmless in his way, but wickedness is what subverts the sinner.
7 There exists the one that is pretending to be rich and yet he has nothing at all; there is the one that is pretending to be of little means and yet [he has] many valuable things.
8 The ransom for a man’s soul is his riches, but the one of little means has not heard rebuke.
9 The very light of the righteous ones will rejoice; but the lamp of the wicked ones—it will be extinguished.
10 By presumptuousness one only causes a struggle, but with those consulting together there is wisdom.
11 Valuable things resulting from vanity become fewer, but the one collecting by the hand is the one that makes increase.
12 Expectation postponed is making the heart sick, but the thing desired is a tree of life when it does come.
13 He that has despised the word, from him a [debtor’s] pledge will be seized; but the one fearing the commandment is the one that will be rewarded.
14 The law of the wise one is a source of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.
15 Good insight itself gives favor, but the way of those dealing treacherously is rugged.
16 Everyone shrewd will act with knowledge, but the one that is stupid will spread abroad foolishness.
17 A messenger that is wicked will fall into bad, but a faithful envoy is a healing.
18 The one neglecting discipline [comes to] poverty and dishonor, but the one keeping a reproof is the one that is glorified.
19 Desire when realized is pleasurable to the soul; but it is something detestable to the stupid ones to turn away from bad.
20 He that is walking with wise persons will become wise, but he that is having dealings with the stupid ones will fare badly.
21 Sinners are the ones whom calamity pursues, but the righteous are the ones whom good rewards.
22 One who is good will leave an inheritance to sons of sons, and the wealth of the sinner is something treasured up for the righteous one.
23 Plowed ground of persons of little means [yields] a great deal of food, but there exists the one that is swept away for lack of judgment.
24 The one holding back his rod is hating his son, but the one loving him is he that does look for him with discipline.
25 The righteous is eating to the satisfaction of his soul, but the belly of the wicked ones will be empty.