Proverbs 10
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1  The proverbs of Shlomo. A wise son maketh a glad father; but a foolish son is the grief of his mother.

א  מִשְׁלֵי שְׁלֹמֹה בֵּן חָכָם יְשַׂמַּח אָב וּבֵן כְּסִיל תּוּגַת אִמּוֹ.

2  Treasures of wickedness profit nothing; but righteousness delivereth from death.

ב  לֹא יוֹעִילוּ אוֹצְרוֹת רֶשַׁע וּצְדָקָה תַּצִּיל מִמָּוֶת.

3  Hashem will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish; but He thrusteth away the desire of the wicked.

ג  לֹא יַרְעִיב יְהוָה נֶפֶשׁ צַדִּיק וְהַוַּת רְשָׁעִים יֶהְדֹּף.

4  He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand; but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.

ד  רָאשׁ עֹשֶׂה כַף רְמִיָּה וְיַד חָרוּצִים תַּעֲשִׁיר.

5  A wise son gathereth in summer; but a son that doeth shamefully sleepeth in harvest.

ה  אֹגֵר בַּקַּיִץ בֵּן מַשְׂכִּיל נִרְדָּם בַּקָּצִיר בֵּן מֵבִישׁ.

6  Blessings are upon the head of the righteous; but the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.

ו  בְּרָכוֹת לְרֹאשׁ צַדִּיק וּפִי רְשָׁעִים יְכַסֶּה חָמָס.

7  The memory of the righteous shall be for a blessing; but the name of the wicked shall rot.

ז  זֵכֶר צַדִּיק לִבְרָכָה וְשֵׁם רְשָׁעִים יִרְקָב.

8  The wise in heart will receive commandments; but a prating fool shall fall.

ח  חֲכַם לֵב יִקַּח מִצְו‍ֹת וֶאֱוִיל שְׂפָתַיִם יִלָּבֵט.

9  He that walketh uprightly walketh securely; but he that perverteth his ways shall be found out.

ט  הוֹלֵךְ בַּתֹּם יֵלֶךְ בֶּטַח וּמְעַקֵּשׁ דְּרָכָיו יִוָּדֵעַ.

10  He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow; and a prating fool shall fall.

י  קֹרֵץ עַיִן יִתֵּן עַצָּבֶת וֶאֱוִיל שְׂפָתַיִם יִלָּבֵט.

11  The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life; but the mouth of the wicked concealeth violence.

יא  מְקוֹר חַיִּים פִּי צַדִּיק וּפִי רְשָׁעִים יְכַסֶּה חָמָס.

12  Hatred stirreth up strifes; but love covereth all transgressions.

יב  שִׂנְאָה תְּעֹרֵר מְדָנִים וְעַל כָּל פְּשָׁעִים תְּכַסֶּה אַהֲבָה.

13  In the lips of him that hath discernment wisdom is found; but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

יג  בְּשִׂפְתֵי נָבוֹן תִּמָּצֵא חָכְמָה וְשֵׁבֶט לְגֵו חֲסַר לֵב.

14  Wise men lay up knowledge; but the mouth of the foolish is an imminent ruin.

יד  חֲכָמִים יִצְפְּנוּ דָעַת וּפִי אֱוִיל מְחִתָּה קְרֹבָה.

15  The rich man’s wealth is his strong city; the ruin of the poor is their poverty.

טו  הוֹן עָשִׁיר קִרְיַת עֻזּוֹ מְחִתַּת דַּלִּים רֵישָׁם.

16  The wages of the righteous is life; the increase of the wicked is sin.

טז  פְּעֻלַּת צַדִּיק לְחַיִּים תְּבוּאַת רָשָׁע לְחַטָּאת.

17  He is in the way of life that heedeth instruction; but he that forsaketh reproof erreth.

יז  אֹרַח לְחַיִּים שׁוֹמֵר מוּסָר וְעֹזֵב תּוֹכַחַת מַתְעֶה.

18  He that hideth hatred is of lying lips; and he that uttereth a slander is a fool.

יח  מְכַסֶּה שִׂנְאָה שִׂפְתֵי שָׁקֶר וּמוֹצִא דִבָּה הוּא כְסִיל.

19  In the multitude of words there wanteth not transgression; but he that refraineth his lips is wise.

יט  בְּרֹב דְּבָרִים לֹא יֶחְדַּל פָּשַׁע וְחוֹשֵׂךְ שְׂפָתָיו מַשְׂכִּיל.

20  The tongue of the righteous is as choice silver; the heart of the wicked is little worth.

כ  כֶּסֶף נִבְחָר לְשׁוֹן צַדִּיק לֵב רְשָׁעִים כִּמְעָט.

21  The lips of the righteous feed many; but the foolish die for want of understanding.

כא  שִׂפְתֵי צַדִּיק יִרְעוּ רַבִּים וֶאֱוִילִים בַּחֲסַר לֵב יָמוּתוּ.

22  The blessing of Hashem, it maketh rich, and toil addeth nothing thereto.

bir-KAT a-do-NAI hee ta-a-SHEER v’-LO yo-SIF E-tzev i-MAH

כב  בִּרְכַּת יְהוָה הִיא תַעֲשִׁיר וְלֹא יוֹסִף עֶצֶב עִמָּהּ.

10:22   The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich

In Deuteronomy 11:10-12, the Torah describes how the Promised Land is different from Egypt. In Egypt, one could water his crops by dragging his foot from the Nile to his fields, but in the Land of Israel, the eyes of God are on the land. It is only through His blessings, as our verse says, that the land provides its fruits.

Comment

23  It is as sport to a fool to do wickedness, and so is wisdom to a man of discernment.

כג  כִּשְׂחוֹק לִכְסִיל עֲשׂוֹת זִמָּה וְחָכְמָה לְאִישׁ תְּבוּנָה.

24  The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him; and the desire of the righteous shall be granted.

כד  מְגוֹרַת רָשָׁע הִיא תְבוֹאֶנּוּ וְתַאֲוַת צַדִּיקִים יִתֵּן.

25  When the whirlwind passeth, the wicked is no more; but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.

כה  כַּעֲבוֹר סוּפָה וְאֵין רָשָׁע וְצַדִּיק יְסוֹד עוֹלָם.

26  As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

כו  כַּחֹמֶץ לַשִּׁנַּיִם וְכֶעָשָׁן לָעֵינָיִם כֵּן הֶעָצֵל לְשֹׁלְחָיו.

27  The fear of Hashem prolongeth days; but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

כז  יִרְאַת יְהוָה תּוֹסִיף יָמִים וּשְׁנוֹת רְשָׁעִים תִּקְצֹרְנָה.

28  The hope of the righteous is gladness; but the expectation of the wicked shall perish.

כח  תּוֹחֶלֶת צַדִּיקִים שִׂמְחָה וְתִקְוַת רְשָׁעִים תֹּאבֵד.

29  The way of Hashem is a stronghold to the upright, but ruin to the workers of iniquity.

כט  מָעוֹז לַתֹּם דֶּרֶךְ יְהוָה וּמְחִתָּה לְפֹעֲלֵי אָוֶן.

30  The righteous shall never be moved; but the wicked shall not inhabit the land.

ל  צַדִּיק לְעוֹלָם בַּל יִמּוֹט וּרְשָׁעִים לֹא יִשְׁכְּנוּ אָרֶץ.

31  The mouth of the righteous buddeth with wisdom; but the froward tongue shall be cut off.

לא  פִּי צַדִּיק יָנוּב חָכְמָה וּלְשׁוֹן תַּהְפֻּכוֹת תִּכָּרֵת.

32  The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable; but the mouth of the wicked is all forwardness.

לב  שִׂפְתֵי צַדִּיק יֵדְעוּן רָצוֹן וּפִי רְשָׁעִים תַּהְפֻּכוֹת.

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  • “It is only through His blessings, as our verse says, that the land provides its fruits.” From the comment to verse 22 above. This is why King Solomon in his wisdom and final repentance, says Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum, (commenting on chapter 30 vs. 7-9), prays, “Provide my needs so I will be neither poor nor rich, lest I become haughty and deny God or so poor that I steal, lie and take His name in vain. How can we, together with All-Israel, learn the wisdom of this repentance, even if it only an hour out of our whole life time, where we completely trust G-d alone to provide all our needs body and soul? May the Land of Israel teach faith in G-d to all nations.

  • “It is only through His blessings, as our verse says, that the land provides its fruits.” From the comment to verse 22 above. Rabbi Avraham Greenbaum, (commenting on chapter 30 vs. 7-9), brings out that the understanding of this subject in chapter 30 is King Solomon speaking in his later years, when his wisdom has become the wisdom of repentance. Solomon prays, “Provide my needs so I will be neither poor nor rich, lest I become haughty and deny God or so poor that I steal, lie and take His name in vain.” How can we, together with All-Israel, learn the wisdom of this repentance, even if it only an hour out of our whole life time, where we completely trust G-d alone to provide all our needs body and soul? May the Land of Israel teach faith in G-d to all nations.

  • Max thank you for your comment. I needed that today. Trusting in G-d above all situations whether blessings or hardships. As an American it is so difficult to let go of the current election and let G-d do His work( what America deserves for her sins), whether we suffer for His name as our rights are taken away or living everyday becomes difficult we must trust.

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