1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
5 A false witness shall not be unpunished,a and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
References for Proverbs 19:5
    • º 19:5 - unpunished: Heb. held innocent
      6 Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to himb that giveth gifts.
      References for Proverbs 19:6
        • » 19:6 - him...: Heb. a man of gifts
          7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
          8 He that getteth wisdomc loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
          References for Proverbs 19:8
            • ¼ 19:8 - wisdom: Heb. an heart
              9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
              10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
              11 The discretiond of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
              References for Proverbs 19:11
                • ½ 19:11 - discretion: or, prudence
                  12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
                  13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
                  14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
                  15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
                  16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
                  17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
                  18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for 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.
                  21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
                  22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
                  23 The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
                  24 A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
                  25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware:e and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
                  References for Proverbs 19:25
                    • ¾ 19:25 - will beware: Heb. will be cunning
                      26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
                      27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
                      29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.