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Proverbs 19:1-13 (New Living Translation)

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1 It is better to be poor and honest than to be a fool and dishonest. 2 Zeal without knowledge is not good; a person who moves too quickly may go the wrong way. 3 People ruin their lives by their own foolishness and then are angry at the LORD. 4 Wealth makes many "friends"; poverty drives them away. 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, nor will a liar escape. 6 Many beg favors from a prince; everyone is the friend of a person who gives gifts! 7 If the relatives of the poor despise them, how much more will their friends avoid them. The poor call after them, but they are gone. 8 To acquire wisdom is to love oneself; people who cherish understanding will prosper. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and a liar will be destroyed. 10 It isn't right for a fool to live in luxury or for a slave to rule over princes! 11 People with good sense restrain their anger; they earn esteem by overlooking wrongs. 12 The king's anger is like a lion's roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass. 13 A foolish child a is a calamity to a father; a nagging wife annoys like a constant dripping.
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