Proverbs 19 CSB

1 Better a poor man who walks in integrity than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.a

References for Proverbs 19:1

    • a 19:1 - Pr 10:9; 15:16; 28:6; Ps 37:16
      2 Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastilyb sins.c

      References for Proverbs 19:2

        • b 19:2 - Lit who is hasty with feet
        • c 19:2 - Pr 21:5; 28:20; 29:20
          3 A man's own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the Lord.
          4 Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend.d

          References for Proverbs 19:4

            • d 19:4 - Pr 14:20; 19:6
              5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.e

              References for Proverbs 19:5

                • e 19:5 - Pr 19:9; 21:28
                  6 Many seek the favor of a ruler,f and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.g

                  References for Proverbs 19:6

                    • f 19:6 - Pr 29:26
                    • g 19:6 - Pr 14:20; 17:8; 19:4
                      7 All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends keep their distance from him! He may pursue [them with] words, [but] they are not [there].h

                      References for Proverbs 19:7

                        • h 19:7 - Hb uncertain in this line
                          8 The one who acquires good sensei loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success.

                          References for Proverbs 19:8

                            • i 19:8 - Lit acquires a heart
                              9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies perishes.j

                              References for Proverbs 19:9

                                • j 19:9 - Pr 19:5; 21:28
                                  10 Luxury is not appropriate for a fool- how much less for a slave to rule over princes!k

                                  References for Proverbs 19:10

                                      11 A person's insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.l

                                      References for Proverbs 19:11

                                        • l 19:11 - Pr 11:13; 17:9
                                          12 A king's rage is like a lion's roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass.m

                                          References for Proverbs 19:12

                                            • m 19:12 - Pr 20:2; 28:15
                                              13 A foolish son is his father's ruin,n and a wife's nagging is an endless dripping.o

                                              References for Proverbs 19:13

                                                • n 19:13 - Pr 10:1; 17:25; 28:7
                                                • o 19:13 - Pr 27:15
                                                  14 A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife is from the Lord.
                                                  15 Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry.p

                                                  References for Proverbs 19:15

                                                    • p 19:15 - Pr 10:4; 13:4; 21:25
                                                      16 The one who keeps commands preserves himself; one who disregardsq his ways will die.r

                                                      References for Proverbs 19:16

                                                        • q 19:16 - Or despises, or treats lightly
                                                        • r 19:16 - Pr 3:1-2; 4:4; 13:13
                                                          17 Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and He will give a reward to the lender.s

                                                          References for Proverbs 19:17

                                                              18 Discipline your son while there is hope; don't be intent on killing him.t u

                                                              References for Proverbs 19:18

                                                                • t 19:18 - Lit don't lift up your soul to his death
                                                                • u 19:18 - Pr 23:13-14; 29:17
                                                                  19 A person with great anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you'll have to do it again.v

                                                                  References for Proverbs 19:19

                                                                    • v 19:19 - Pr 22:24-25; 29:22
                                                                      20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise in later life.w x

                                                                      References for Proverbs 19:20

                                                                        • w 19:20 - Lit in your end
                                                                        • x 19:20 - Pr 12:1; 15:5,31-32
                                                                          21 Many plans are in a man's heart, but the Lord's decree will prevail.y

                                                                          References for Proverbs 19:21

                                                                            • y 19:21 - Pr 16:1,9,33; 21:31
                                                                              22 A man's desire should be loyalty to the covenant; better to be a poor man than a perjurer.z

                                                                              References for Proverbs 19:22

                                                                                • z 19:22 - Pr 19:1; 28:6
                                                                                  23 The fear of the Lord leads to life; one will sleep at night{ without danger.|

                                                                                  References for Proverbs 19:23

                                                                                    • { 19:23 - Lit will spend the night satisfied
                                                                                    • | 19:23 - Pr 14:26-27
                                                                                      24 The slacker buries his hand in the bowl; he doesn't even bring it back to his mouth.}

                                                                                      References for Proverbs 19:24

                                                                                        • } 19:24 - Pr 12:27; 26:14-15
                                                                                          25 Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson; rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.~

                                                                                          References for Proverbs 19:25

                                                                                              26 The one who assaults his father and evicts his mother is a disgraceful and shameful son.
                                                                                              27 If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
                                                                                              28 A worthless witness mocks justice, and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.
                                                                                              29 Judgments are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.

                                                                                              References for Proverbs 19:29

                                                                                                •  19:29 - Pr 10:13; 26:3