Brenton Septuagint Translation
Solomon's Proverbs: The Wise Son
1A wise son makes his father glad: but a foolish son is a grief to his mother.
2Treasures shall not profit the lawless: but righteousness shall deliver from death.
3The Lord will not famish a righteous soul: but he will overthrow the life of the ungodly.
4Poverty brings a man low: but the hands of the vigorous make rich. A son who is instructed shall be wise, and shall use the fool for a servant.
5A wise son is saved from heat: but a lawless son is blighted of the winds in harvest.
6The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the just: but untimely grief shall cover the mouth of the ungodly.
7The memory of the just is praised; but the name of the ungodly man is extinguished.
8A wise man in heart will receive commandments; but he that is unguarded in his lips shall be overthrown in his perverseness.
9He that walks simply, walks confidently; but he that perverts his ways shall be known.
10He that winks with his eyes deceitfully, procures griefs for men; but he that reproves boldly is a peacemaker.
11There is a fountain of life in the hand of a righteous man; but destruction shall cover the mouth of the ungodly.
12Hatred stirs up strife; but affection covers all that do not love strife.
13He that brings forth wisdom from his lips smites the fool with a rod.
14The wise will hide discretion; but the mouth of the hasty draws near to ruin.
15The wealth of rich men is a strong city; but poverty is the ruin of the ungodly.
16The works of the righteous produce life; but the fruits of the ungodly produce sins.
17Instruction keeps the right ways of life; but instruction unchastened goes astray.
18Righteous lips cover enmity; but they that utter railings are most foolish.
19By a multitude of words thou shalt not escape sin; but if thou refrain thy lips thou wilt be prudent.
20The tongue of the just is tried silver; but the heart of the ungodly shall fail.
21The lips of the righteous know sublime truths: but the foolish die in want.
22The blessing of the Lord is upon the head of the righteous; it enriches him, and grief of heart shall not be added to it.
23A fool does mischief in sport; but wisdom brings forth prudence for a man.
24The ungodly is engulphed in destruction; but the desire of the righteous is acceptable.
25When the storm passes by, the ungodly vanishes away; but the righteous turns aside and escapes for ever.
26As a sour grape is hurtful to the teeth, and smoke to the eyes, so iniquity hurts those that practise it.
27The fear of the Lord adds length of days: but the years of the ungodly shall be shortened.
28Joy rests long with the righteous: but the hope of the ungodly shall perish.
29The fear of the Lord is a strong hold of the saints: but ruin comes to them that work wickedness.
30The righteous shall never fail: but the ungodly shall not dwell in the earth.
31The mouth of the righteous drops wisdom: but the tongue of the unjust shall perish.
32The lips of just men drop grace: but the mouth of the ungodly is perverse.