Proverbs 19 New American Standard Bible

19 1  Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool .

2  Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge , And he who hurries his footsteps errs .

3  The foolishness of man ruins his way , And his heart rages against the Lord .

4  Wealth adds many friends , But a poor man is separated from his friend .

5  A false witness will not go unpunished , And he who tells lies will not escape .

6  Many will seek the favor of a generous man , And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts . 7  All the brothers of a poor man hate him; How much e more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words , but they are gone .

8  He who gets wisdom loves his own soul ; He who keeps understanding will find good .

9  A false witness will not go unpunished , And he who tells lies will perish .

10  Luxury is not fitting for a fool ; Much e less for a slave to rule over princes .

11  A man's discretion makes him slow to anger , And it is his glory to overlook a transgression .

12  The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion , But his favor is like dew on the grass .

13  A foolish son is destruction to his father , And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping .

14  House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers , But a prudent wife is from the Lord .

15  Laziness casts into a deep sleep , And an idle man will suffer hunger .

16  He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul , But he who is careless of conduct will die .

17  One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord , And He will repay him for his good deed .

18  Discipline your son while there is hope , And do not desire e his death .

19  A man of great anger will bear the penalty , For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again .

20  Listen to counsel and accept discipline , That you may be wise the rest of your days.

21  Many plans are in a man's heart , But the counsel of the Lord will stand .

22  What is desirable in a man is his kindness , And it is better to be a poor man than a liar e .

23  The fear of the Lord leads to life , So that one may sleep satisfied , untouched e by evil .

24  The sluggard buries his hand in the dish , But will not even bring it back to his mouth .

25  Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd , But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge .

26  He who assaults his father and drives his mother away Is a shameful and disgraceful son .

27  Cease listening , my son , to discipline , And you will stray from the words of knowledge .

28  A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice , And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity .

29  Judgments are prepared for scoffers , And blows for the back of fools .


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