The Holy Bible, King James Version Revised

The Proverbs


The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish son is the sorrow of his mother.
. .2 Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.
. .3 The LORD will not suffer the righteous to famish: but he casteth away the desire of the wicked.
. .4 He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.
. .5 He that gathereth in summer is a wise son: but he that sleepeth in harvest is a son that causeth shame.
. .6 Blessings are upon the head of the just: but the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.
. .7 The memory of the just is blessed: but the name of the wicked shall rot.
. .8 The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.
. .9 He that walketh in integrity walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.
. .10 He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but he that reproveth boldly maketh peace.
. .11 The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life: but the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.
. .12 Hatred stirreth up strife: but love covereth all transgressions.
. .13 On the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.
. .14 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish bringeth destruction near.
. .15 The rich man's wealth is his strong city: the destruction of the poor is their poverty.
. .16 The wages of the righteous tendeth to life: the fruit of the wicked to sin.
. .17 He is in the way of life that heedeth instruction: but he that refuseth reproof goeth astray.
. .18 He that hideth hatred hath lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander is a fool.
. .19 In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.
. .20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.
. .21 The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.
. .22 The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
. .23 It is as sport to a fool to do mischief: but a man of understanding delights in wisdom.
. .24 The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted.
. .25 When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.
. .26 As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.
. .27 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.
. .28 The hope of the righteous shall be gladness: but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.
. .29 The way of the LORD is a refuge to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.
. .30 The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.
. .31 The mouth of the just bringeth forth wisdom: but the froward tongue shall be cut out.
. .32 The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.


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