1 Better is a poor [man] that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
2 Also that a person be without knowledge is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet maketh false steps.

References for Proverbs 19:2

    • a 19:2 - Lit. 'soul.' Others, 'desire.'
    • b 19:2 - Or 'Sins.'
      3 The folly of man distorteth his way, and his heart is irritated against Jehovah.
      4 Wealth addeth many friends; but the poor is separated from his friend.
      5 A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall not escape.
      6 Many court the favour of a noble; and every one is friend to a man that giveth.
      7 All the brethren of a poor [man] hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him: he pursueth [them] with words, -- they are not [to be found].

      References for Proverbs 19:7

        • c 19:7 - As ch. 13.23.
          8 He that getteth sense loveth his own soul; he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

          References for Proverbs 19:8

            • d 19:8 - See chs. 15.32; 17.18.
              9 A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall perish.
              10 Good living beseemeth not a fool; how much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

              References for Proverbs 19:10

                  11 The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

                  References for Proverbs 19:11

                    • f 19:11 - Or 'an offence.'
                      12 The king's displeasure is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.

                      References for Proverbs 19:12

                        • g 19:12 - Strictly, 'young lion,' as Job 4.10, &c.; and so chs. 20.2; 28.1.
                          13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father; and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
                          14 House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers; but a prudent wife is from Jehovah.
                          15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.
                          16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; he that is careless of his ways shall die.

                          References for Proverbs 19:16

                            • h 19:16 - Lit. 'despiseth.'
                              17 He that is gracious to the poor lendeth unto Jehovah; and what he hath bestowed will he repay unto him.
                              18 Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; but set not thy soul upon killing him.

                              References for Proverbs 19:18

                                • i 19:18 - Others, 'and regard not his crying.'
                                  19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment; for if thou deliver [him], yet thou must do it again.
                                  20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

                                  References for Proverbs 19:20

                                    • j 19:20 - Or 'correction,' 'discipline,' as ch. 1.2.
                                      21 Many are the thoughts in a man's heart, but the counsel of Jehovah, that doth stand.
                                      22 The charm of a man is his kindness; and a poor [man] is better than a liar.

                                      References for Proverbs 19:22

                                        • k 19:22 - Chesed: see Note, 2Chron. 6.42.
                                          23 The fear of Jehovah [tendeth] to life, and he [that hath it] shall rest satisfied without being visited with evil.

                                          References for Proverbs 19:23

                                              24 A sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, and will not even bring it to his mouth again.
                                              25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware; reprove the intelligent, and he will understand knowledge.

                                              References for Proverbs 19:25

                                                • m 19:25 - Or 'will become prudent,' as ch. 15.5; 1Sam. 23.22.
                                                  26 He that ruineth [his] father and chaseth away [his] mother is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach.
                                                  27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction which causeth to stray from the words of knowledge.
                                                  28 A witness of Belial scorneth judgment, and the mouth of the wicked swalloweth down iniquity.
                                                  29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of the foolish.