Chapter 19

PRO.19:1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than one who is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
PRO.19:2 Also it is not good for a soul to be without knowledge, And he sins who hastens with his feet.
PRO.19:3 The foolishness of a man twists his way, And his heart frets against the LORD.
PRO.19:4 Wealth makes many friends, But the poor is separated from his friend.
PRO.19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies will not escape.
PRO.19:6 Many entreat the favor of the nobility, And every man is a friend to one who gives gifts.
PRO.19:7 All the brothers of the poor hate him; How much more do his friends go far from him! He may pursue them with words, yet they abandon him.
PRO.19:8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.
PRO.19:9 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who speaks lies shall perish.
PRO.19:10 Luxury is not fitting for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule over princes.
PRO.19:11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, And his glory is to overlook a transgression.
PRO.19:12 The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.
PRO.19:13 A foolish son is the ruin of his father, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dripping.
PRO.19:14 Houses and riches are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD.
PRO.19:15 Laziness casts one into a deep sleep, And an idle person will suffer hunger.
PRO.19:16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of his ways will die.
PRO.19:17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, And He will pay back what he has given.
PRO.19:18 Chasten your son while there is hope, And do not set your heart on his destruction.
PRO.19:19 A man of great wrath will suffer punishment; For if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.
PRO.19:20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction, That you may be wise in your latter days.
PRO.19:21 There are many plans in a man’s heart, Nevertheless the LORD’S counsel-that will stand.
PRO.19:22 What is desired in a man is kindness, And a poor man is better than a liar.
PRO.19:23 The fear of the LORD leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil.
PRO.19:24 A lazy man buries his hand in the bowl, And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
PRO.19:25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will become wary; Rebuke one who has understanding, and he will discern knowledge.
PRO.19:26 He who mistreats his father and chases away his mother Is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
PRO.19:27 Cease listening to instruction, my son, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
PRO.19:28 A disreputable witness scorns justice, And the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
PRO.19:29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And beatings for the backs of fools.


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