Proverbs 10:6–13; Proverbs 10:18; Proverbs 11:13; Proverbs 12:5–6; Proverbs 12:13; Proverbs 12:15–18; Proverbs 12:20–21; Proverbs 12:23; Proverbs 13:7; Proverbs 13:16–17; Proverbs 14:8; Proverbs 14:16; Proverbs 16:27–30; Proverbs 17:4; Proverbs 17:9; Proverbs 17:19–20; Proverbs 17:24; Proverbs 18:1–2; Proverbs 18:23; Proverbs 19:4; Proverbs 19:6; Proverbs 20:6; Proverbs 20:8; Proverbs 20:14; Proverbs 20:19; Proverbs 20:28; Proverbs 21:8; Proverbs 21:29; Proverbs 22:10–11; Proverbs 23:1–3; Proverbs 23:6–8; Proverbs 25:5; Proverbs 26:6; Proverbs 26:10; Proverbs 26:24–28; Proverbs 28:21; Proverbs 29:5; Proverbs 29:12; Proverbs 29:19; Proverbs 29:21

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Proverbs 10:6–13

Blessings are on the head of the righteous,

but nthe mouth of the wicked conceals violence.1

oThe memory of the righteous is a blessing,

but pthe name of the wicked will rot.

qThe wise of heart will receive commandments,

but a babbling fool will come to ruin.

rWhoever walks in integrity walks securely,

but he who makes his ways crooked swill be found out.

10  Whoever twinks the eye causes trouble,

and a babbling fool will come to ruin.

11  uThe mouth of the righteous is va fountain of life,

but the mouth of the wicked nconceals violence.

12  Hatred stirs up strife,

but wlove covers all offenses.

13  On the lips of him who has understanding, wisdom is found,

but xa rod is for the back of him who ylacks sense.

Proverbs 10:18

18  The one who conceals hatred has lying lips,

and whoever utters slander is a fool.

Proverbs 11:13

13  Whoever rgoes about slandering reveals secrets,

but he who is trustworthy in spirit keeps a thing covered.

Proverbs 12:5–6

hThe thoughts of the righteous are just;

the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.

The words of the wicked ilie in wait for blood,

but jthe mouth of the upright delivers them.

Proverbs 12:13

13  An evil man is ensnared uby the transgression of his lips,1

vbut the righteous escapes from trouble.

Proverbs 12:15–18

15  yThe way of a fool is right in his own eyes,

but a wise man listens to advice.

16  zThe vexation of a fool is known at once,

but the prudent ignores an insult.

17  aWhoever speaks1 the truth gives honest evidence,

but ba false witness utters deceit.

18  cThere is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts,

but the tongue of the wise brings dhealing.

Proverbs 12:20–21

20  Deceit is in the heart of fthose who devise evil,

but those who plan peace have joy.

21  gNo ill befalls the righteous,

but the wicked are filled with trouble.

Proverbs 12:23

23  kA prudent man conceals knowledge,

kbut the heart of fools proclaims folly.

Proverbs 13:7

aOne pretends to be rich,1 yet has nothing;

banother pretends to be poor,2 yet has great wealth.

Proverbs 13:16–17

16  qEvery prudent man acts with knowledge,

rbut a fool flaunts his folly.

17  A wicked messenger falls into trouble,

but sa faithful envoy brings healing.

Proverbs 14:8

The wisdom of the prudent is to discern his way,

but the folly of fools is deceiving.

Proverbs 14:16

16  aOne who is wise is cautious1 and bturns away from evil,

but a fool is reckless and careless.

Proverbs 16:27–30

27  yA worthless man plots evil,

and his speech1 is like za scorching fire.

28  aA dishonest man spreads strife,

and ba whisperer cseparates close friends.

29  A man of violence dentices his neighbor

and leads him in a way that is not good.

30  Whoever winks his eyes plans2 edishonest things;

he who fpurses his lips brings evil to pass.

Proverbs 17:4

An evildoer listens to wicked lips,

and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue.

Proverbs 17:9

Whoever zcovers an offense seeks love,

but he who repeats a matter aseparates close friends.

Proverbs 17:19–20

19  Whoever loves transgression loves strife;

he who lmakes his door high seeks destruction.

20  mA man of crooked heart does not discover good,

and one with a dishonest tongue falls into calamity.

Proverbs 17:24

24  sThe discerning sets his face toward wisdom,

but the eyes of a fool are on the ends of the earth.

Proverbs 18:1–2

Whoever yisolates himself seeks his own desire;

he breaks out against all sound judgment.

A fool takes no pleasure in understanding,

but only zin expressing his opinion.

Proverbs 18:23

23  The poor use entreaties,

but ythe rich answer roughly.

Proverbs 19:4

fWealth brings many new friends,

fbut a poor man is deserted by his friend.

Proverbs 19:6

Many seek the favor of a generous man,1

and everyone is a friend to a man who gives igifts.

Proverbs 20:6

Many a man hproclaims his own steadfast love,

but ia faithful man who can find?

Proverbs 20:8

lA king who sits on the throne of judgment

mwinnows all evil with his eyes.

Proverbs 20:14

14  Bad, bad, says the buyer,

but when he goes away, then he boasts.

Proverbs 20:19

19  Whoever egoes about slandering reveals secrets;

therefore do not associate with fa simple babbler.1

Proverbs 20:28

28  uSteadfast love and faithfulness preserve the king,

and by steadfast love his vthrone is upheld.

Proverbs 21:8

The way of the guilty mis crooked,

but the conduct of the pure is upright.

Proverbs 21:29

29  A wicked man puts on a bold face,

but the upright lgives thought to1 his ways.

Proverbs 22:10–11

10  cDrive out a scoffer, dand strife will go out,

and equarreling and abuse will cease.

11  He who floves purity of heart,

and whose gspeech is gracious, hwill have the king as his friend.

Proverbs 23:1–3

When you sit down to eat with a ruler,

observe carefully what1 is before you,

and put a knife to your throat

if you are given to appetite.

cDo not desire his delicacies,

for they are deceptive food.

Proverbs 23:6–8

gDo not eat the bread of a man who is hstingy;1

ido not desire his delicacies,

for he is like one who is inwardly calculating.2

Eat and drink! he says to you,

but his jheart is not with you.

You will vomit up the morsels that you have eaten,

and waste your pleasant words.

Proverbs 25:5

take away sthe wicked from the presence of the king,

and his tthrone will be established in righteousness.

Proverbs 26:6

Whoever sends a message by the hand of a fool

cuts off his own feet and edrinks violence.

Proverbs 26:10

10  Like an archer who wounds everyone

is one who hires a passing fool or drunkard.1

Proverbs 26:24–28

24  Whoever hates disguises himself with his lips

and harbors deceit in his heart;

25  vwhen he speaks graciously, believe him not,

for there are wseven abominations in his heart;

26  though his hatred be covered with deception,

his wickedness will be exposed in the assembly.

27  xWhoever digs a pit will fall into it,

and a stone will come back on him who starts it rolling.

28  A lying tongue hates its victims,

and a flattering mouth works ruin.

Proverbs 28:21

21  To show kpartiality is not good,

but for la piece of bread a man will do wrong.

Proverbs 29:5

iA man who flatters his neighbor

spreads ja net for his feet.

Proverbs 29:12

12  If a ruler listens to falsehood,

all his officials will be wicked.

Proverbs 29:19

19  By mere words a servant is not disciplined,

for though he understands, he will not respond.

Proverbs 29:21

21  Whoever pampers his servant from childhood

will in the end find him his heir.1