Proverbs 19:1-13 NLT

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.

References for Proverbs 19:13

    • | 19:13 - Hebrew <I>son;</I> also in 19:27.