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Proverbs 19 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better is the poor man whose ways are upright, than the man of wealth whose ways are twisted. 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
2 Further, without knowledge desire is not good; and he who is over-quick in acting goes out of the right way. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
3 By his foolish behaviour a man's ways are turned upside down, and his heart is bitter against the Lord. 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Wealth makes a great number of friends; but the poor man is parted from his friend. 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.
5 A false witness will not go without punishment, and the breather out of deceit will not go free. 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.
6 Great numbers will make attempts to get the approval of a ruler: and every man is the special friend of him who has something to give. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
7 All the brothers of the poor man are against him: how much more do his friends go far from him! ... 7 A poor man is shunned by all his relatives-- how much more do his friends avoid him! Though he pursues them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.
8 He who gets wisdom has love for his soul: he who keeps good sense will get what is truly good. 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.
9 A false witness will not go without punishment, and the breather out of deceit will be cut off. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.
10 Material comfort is not good for the foolish; much less for a servant to be put over rulers. 10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury-- how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!
11 A man's good sense makes him slow to wrath, and the overlooking of wrongdoing is his glory. 11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
12 The king's wrath is like the loud cry of a lion, but his approval is like dew on the grass. 12 A king's rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
13 A foolish son is the destruction of his father; and the bitter arguments of a wife are like drops of rain falling without end. 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
14 House and wealth are a heritage from fathers, but a wife with good sense is from the Lord. 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15 Hate of work sends deep sleep on a man: and he who has no industry will go without food. 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
16 He who keeps the law keeps his soul; but death will be the fate of him who takes no note of the word. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 He who has pity on the poor gives to the Lord, and the Lord will give him his reward. 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.
18 Give your son training while there is hope; let not your heart be purposing his death. 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
19 A man of great wrath will have to take his punishment: for if you get him out of trouble you will have to do it again. 19 A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty; if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.
20 Let your ear be open to suggestion and take teaching, so that at the end you may be wise. 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
21 A man's heart may be full of designs, but the purpose of the Lord is unchanging. 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
22 The ornament of a man is his mercy, and a poor man is better than one who is false. 22 What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.
23 The fear of the Lord gives life: and he who has it will have need of nothing; no evil will come his way. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 The hater of work puts his hand deep into the basin, and will not even take it to his mouth again. 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
25 When blows overtake the man of pride, the simple will get sense; say sharp words to the wise, and knowledge will be made clear to him. 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.
26 He who is violent to his father, driving away his mother, is a son causing shame and a bad name. 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 A son who no longer gives attention to teaching is turned away from the words of knowledge. 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A good-for-nothing witness makes sport of the judge's decision: and the mouth of evil-doers sends out evil like a stream. 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Rods are being made ready for the man of pride, and blows for the back of the foolish. 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.