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Proverbs Chapter 10 | Parsha:

1The proverbs of Solomon:
A wise son brings joy to his father;
A dull son is his mother’s sorrow.

2Ill-gotten wealth is of no avail,
But righteousness saves from death.

3The Lord will not let the righteous go hungry,
But He denies the wicked what they crave.

4Negligent hands cause poverty,
But diligent hands enrich.

5He who lays in stores during the summer is a capable son,
But he who sleeps during the harvest is an incompetent.

6Blessings light upon the head of the righteous,
But lawlessness covers the mouth of the wicked.

7The name of the righteous is invoked in blessing,
But the fame of the wicked rots.

8He whose heart is wise accepts commands,
But he whose speech is foolish comes to grief.

9He who lives blamelessly lives safely,
But he who walks a crooked path will be found out.

10He who winks his eye causes sorrow;
He whose speech is foolish comes to grief.

11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,
But lawlessness covers the mouth of the wicked.

12Hatred stirs up strife,
But love covers up all faults.

13Wisdom is to be found on the lips of the intelligent,
But a rod is ready for the back of the senseless.

14The wise store up knowledge;
The mouth of the fool is an imminent ruin.

15The wealth of a rich man is his fortress;
The poverty of the poor is his ruin.

16The labor of the righteous man makes for life;
The produce of the wicked man makes for want.

17He who follows discipline shows the way to life,
But he who ignores reproof leads astray.

18He who conceals hatred has lying lips,
While he who speaks forth slander is a dullard.

19Where there is much talking, there is no lack of transgressing,
But he who curbs his tongue shows sense.

20The tongue of a righteous man is choice silver,
But the mind of the wicked is of little worth.

21The lips of the righteous sustain many,
But fools die for lack of sense.

22It is the blessing of the Lord that enriches,
And no toil can increase it.

23As mischief is sport for the dullard,
So is wisdom for the man of understanding.

24What the wicked man plots overtakes him;
What the righteous desire is granted.

25When the storm passes the wicked man is gone,
But the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

26Like vinegar to the teeth,
Like smoke to the eyes,
Is a lazy man to those who send him on a mission.

27The fear of the Lord prolongs life,
While the years of the wicked will be shortened.

28The righteous can look forward to joy,
But the hope of the wicked is doomed.

29The way of the Lord is a stronghold for the blameless,
But a ruin for evildoers.

30The righteous will never be shaken;
The wicked will not inhabit the earth.

31The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom,
But the treacherous tongue shall be cut off.

32The lips of the righteous know what is pleasing;
The mouth of the wicked [knows] duplicity.

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