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Solomon’s proverbs: Proverbs 10−12

Solomon wrote 3000 proverbs and collected other wise sayings; some made it into the book of Proverbs. These chapters are from the first collection of Solomon’s proverbs.

The eternal prospects for the righteous are far better than those of the wicked:

10:7 The memory of the righteous is a blessing,
but the name of the wicked will rot.

10:25 When the tempest passes, the wicked are no more,
but the righteous are established for ever.

11:7 When the wicked die, their hope perishes,
and the expectation of the godless comes to nothing.

11:18-19 The wicked earn no real gain,
but those who sow righteousness get a true reward.
Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live,
but whoever pursues evil will die.

11:21 Be assured, the wicked will not go unpunished,
but those who are righteous will escape.

12:3 No one finds security by wickedness,
but the root of the righteous will never be moved.

12:7 The wicked are overthrown and are no more,
but the house of the righteous will stand.

12:28 In the path of righteousness there is life,
in walking its path there is no death.

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