International Standard Version
1The proverbs of Solomon.
A wise son brings joy to his father,
but a foolish son grieves his mother.
2Nothing good comes from ill-gotten wealth,
but righteousness delivers from death.
3The LORD won’t cause the righteous to hunger,
but he will reject what the wicked crave.
4Lazy hands bring poverty,
but hard-working hands lead to wealth.
5Whoever harvests during summer acts wisely,
but the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
The Righteous and Wicked Compared
but the wordsb of the wicked conceal violence.
but the name of the wicked will rot.
but the chattering fool will be brought down.
but whoever perverts his way of life will be exposed.
and the mocking fool will be brought down.g
but what the wicked sayj conceals violence.
12Hatred awakens contention,
but love covers all transgressions.
but the rod is for the backs of those lacking discernment.
14Those who are wise store up knowledge,
but when the fool speaks,l destruction is near.
15The rich hide within the fortress that is their wealth,
but the poor are dismayed due to their poverty.
the salaries of the wicked, to retribution.
17Whoever heeds correction is on the pathway to life,
but someone who ignores exhortation goes astray.
18Whoever conceals hatred is a deceitful liar,
and whoever spreads slander is a fool.
19Transgression is at work where people talk too much,
but anyone who holds his tongue is prudent.
the thoughts of the wicked are compared to small things.
but fools die because they lack discerningp hearts.
22The blessing of the LORD establishes wealth,
and difficulty does not accompany it.
23Just as the fool considers wickedness his joy,
so is wisdom to the discerning man.
24What the wicked fears will come about,
but the longing of the righteous will be granted.
but the righteous person is forever firm.
so is the lazy person to those who send him.
27Fearing the LORD prolongs life,
but the wicked will not live long.
28What the righteous hope for brings joy,
but the expectation of the wicked dies.
29To the upright, the way of the LORD is a place of safety,
but it’s a place of ruin to those who practice evil.
30The righteous will never be overthrown,
but the wicked will never inhabit the land.
31The words of the righteous overflow with wisdom,
but the perverse tongue will be cut out.
32Righteous lips know what is prudent,
but the words of the wicked are perverse.
a 10:6 The Heb. lacks come
b 10:6 Lit. mouth
c 10:7 Lit. memorial
d 10:8 Lit. wise in heart
e 10:9 Lit. lives in safety
f 10:10 i.e. Those whose looks communicate insincerity
g 10:10 So MT; LXX reads makers, but the one who reproves publicly makes peace
h 10:11 Lit. The mouth of the righteous
i 10:11 Lit. a fountain of life
j 10:11 Lit. but the mouth of the wicked
k 10:13 Lit. Wisdom is found on the lips
l 10:14 Lit. but the mouth of the fool
m 10:16 The Heb. lacks lead
n 10:20 Lit. The tongue of the righteous
o 10:21 Lit. The lips of the righteous
p 10:21 The Heb. lacks discerning
q 10:25 Lit. wicked are no more
r 10:26 Lit. teeth