A Collection of Solomon’s Proverbs
1Solomon’s proverbs:10:1 Pr 1:1
A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son, heartache to his mother.10:1 Pr 15:20; 17:25; 23:24–25; 29:3,15

2Ill-gotten gains do not profit anyone,
but righteousness rescues from death.10:2 Pr 11:4,18; 12:28; 21:6; Ezk 7:19; Lk 12:19–20

3The Lord will not let the righteous go hungry,10:3 Ps 37:25; Mt 6:33
but he denies the wicked what they crave.10:3 Ps 112:10

4Idle hands make one poor,
but diligent hands bring riches.10:4 Pr 12:24,27; 13:4,11; 19:15; 21:5

5The son who gathers during summer is prudent;
the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.10:5 Pr 6:6–11; 30:25

6Blessings are on the head of the righteous,
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.10:6 Pr 10:11

7The remembrance of the righteous is a blessing,
but the name of the wicked will rot.10:7 Ps 9:5–6; 112:6

8A wise heart accepts commands,10:8 Mt 7:24
but foolish lips will be destroyed.

9The one who lives with integrity lives securely,10:9 Ps 23:4; Pr 2:7; 3:23; 19:1; 20:7; 28:6,18; Is 33:15–16
but whoever perverts his ways will be found out.10:9 Pr 26:26; Mt 10:26; 1Tm 5:25

10A sly wink of the eye10:10 Ps 35:19; Pr 6:13; 16:30 causes grief,
and foolish lips will be destroyed.

11The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life,10:11 Ps 37:30; Pr 13:14; 14:27; 16:22
but the mouth of the wicked conceals violence.10:11 Pr 10:6

12Hatred stirs up conflicts,
but love covers all offenses.10:12 Pr 17:9; Jms 5:20; 1Pt 4:8

13Wisdom is found on the lips of the discerning,
but a rod is for the back of the one who lacks sense.10:13 Pr 19:29; 26:3

14The wise store up knowledge,
but the mouth of the fool hastens destruction.10:14 Pr 10:8; 12:13; 13:3; 18:7

15The wealth of the rich is his fortified city;10:15 Ps 52:7; Pr 18:11
the poverty of the poor is their destruction.

16The reward of the righteous is life;
the wages of the wicked is punishment.10:16 Pr 11:19

17The one who follows instruction is on the path to life,
but the one who rejects correction goes astray.10:17 Pr 5:12–13,22–23; 6:23; 13:13–14

18The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,
and whoever spreads slander is a fool.10:18 Pr 11:13

19When there are many words, sin is unavoidable,
but the one who controls his lips is prudent.10:19 Pr 17:27–28; Jms 1:19; 3:2

20The tongue of the righteous is pure silver;
the heart of the wicked is of little value.10:20 Pr 8:19; 10:32

21The lips of the righteous feed many,
but fools die for lack of sense.10:21 Hs 4:6

22The Lord’s blessing enriches,10:22 Gn 24:35; 26:12; Dt 8:18; Jms 1:17
and he adds no painful effort to it.10:22 Or and painful effort adds nothing to it10:22 Mt 6:31–32

23As shameful conduct is pleasure for a fool,10:23 Pr 2:14; 15:21
so wisdom is for a person of understanding.

24What the wicked dreads will come to him,10:24 Pr 1:26–27; Is 66:4; Heb 10:27
but what the righteous desire will be given to them.10:24 Ps 37:4; 145:19; Pr 11:23; Mt 5:6; 1Jn 5:14–15

25When the whirlwind passes,
the wicked are no more,10:25 Jb 21:18; Is 29:5–7
but the righteous are secure forever.10:25 Ps 15:5; Pr 10:30; 12:3,7; Mt 7:24–27

26Like vinegar to the teeth and smoke to the eyes,10:26 Pr 26:6
so the slacker is to the one who sends him on an errand.

27The fear of the Lord prolongs life,10:27 Lit Lord adds to days10:27 Pr 3:2
but the years of the wicked are cut short.10:27 Jb 15:32–33; Pr 14:26–27; 15:16; 19:23

28The hope of the righteous is joy,10:28 Pr 11:23; 23:18; Jr 29:11
but the expectation of the wicked will perish.10:28 Jb 8:13; 14:9; Pr 11:7; Ezk 37:11

29The way of the Lord is a stronghold for the honorable,
but destruction awaits evildoers.10:29 Pr 13:6; 21:15

30The righteous will never be shaken,
but the wicked will not remain on the earth.10:30 Ps 21:7; 37:29; 125:1; Pr 2:21–22; 12:3

31The mouth of the righteous produces wisdom,10:31 Ps 37:30
but a perverse tongue will be cut out.10:31 Ps 37:38; 120:2–4

32The lips of the righteous know what is appropriate,10:32 Ec 10:12
but the mouth of the wicked, only what is perverse.10:32 Pr 2:12; 10:20; 15:28