Index: Bible in Basic English


Proverbs 10

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10:1 A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.

10:2 Wealth which comes from sin is of no profit, but righteousness gives salvation from death.

10:3 The Lord will not let the upright be in need of food, but he puts far from him the desire of the evil-doers.

10:4 He who is slow in his work becomes poor, but the hand of the ready worker gets in wealth.

10:5 He who in summer gets together his store is a son who does wisely; but he who takes his rest when the grain is being cut is a son causing shame.

10:6 Blessings are on the head of the upright, but the face of sinners will be covered with sorrow.

10:7 The memory of the upright is a blessing, but the name of the evil-doer will be turned to dust.

10:8 The wise-hearted man will let himself be ruled, but the man whose talk is foolish will have a fall.

10:9 He whose ways are upright will go safely, but he whose ways are twisted will be made low.

10:10 He who makes signs with his eyes is a cause of trouble, but he who makes a man see his errors is a cause of peace.

10:11 The mouth of the upright man is a fountain of life, but the mouth of the evil-doer is a bitter cup.

10:12 Hate is a cause of violent acts, but all errors are covered up by love.

10:13 In the lips of him who has knowledge wisdom is seen; but a rod is ready for the back of him who is without sense.

10:14 Knowledge is stored up by the wise, but the mouth of the foolish man is a destruction which is near.

10:15 The property of the man of wealth is his strong town: the poor man's need is his destruction.

10:16 The work of the upright gives life: the increase of the evil-doer is a cause of sin.

10:17 He who takes note of teaching is a way of life, but he who gives up training is a cause of error.

10:18 Hate is covered up by the lips of the upright man, but he who lets out evil about another is foolish.

10:19 Where there is much talk there will be no end to sin, but he who keeps his mouth shut does wisely.

10:20 The tongue of the upright man is like tested silver: the heart of the evil-doer is of little value.

10:21 The lips of the upright man give food to men, but the foolish come to death for need of sense.

10:22 The blessing of the Lord gives wealth: hard work makes it no greater.

10:23 It is sport to the foolish man to do evil, but the man of good sense takes delight in wisdom.

10:24 The thing feared by the evil-doer will come to him, but the upright man will get his desire.

10:25 When the storm-wind is past, the sinner is seen no longer, but the upright man is safe for ever.

10:26 Like acid drink to the teeth and as smoke to the eyes, so is the hater of work to those who send him.

10:27 The fear of the Lord gives long life, but the years of the evil-doer will be cut short.

10:28 The hope of the upright man will give joy, but the waiting of the evil-doer will have its end in sorrow.

10:29 The way of the Lord is a strong tower for the upright man, but destruction to the workers of evil.

10:30 The upright man will never be moved, but evil-doers will not have a safe resting-place in the land.

10:31 The mouth of the upright man is budding with wisdom, but the twisted tongue will be cut off.

10:32 The lips of the upright man have knowledge of what is pleasing, but twisted are the mouths of evil-doers.