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Proverbs 19 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Better to be poor and walk in innocence than to have dishonest lips and be a fool. 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
2 Ignorant desire isn't good; rushing feet make mistakes. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
3 People's own folly corrupts their way, but their hearts rage against the LORD. 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Riches increase one's friends, but the poor lose their friends. 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.
5 A false witness won't go unpunished, and a liar won't escape. 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.
6 Many seek favor from rulers; everyone befriends a gift giver. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
7 All the relatives of the poor hate them; even more, their friends stay far from them. When they pursue them with words, they aren't there. 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 Those who acquire good sense love themselves; those who keep understanding find success. 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.
9 False witnesses won't go unpunished, and liars will perish. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.
10 Luxury isn't fitting for a fool; even less so for a servant to rule over princes. 10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury-- how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!
11 Insightful people restrain their anger; their glory is to ignore an offense. 11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
12 A raging king roars like a lion; his favor is like the 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 a disaster to his father; a contentious wife is like constant dripping. 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
14 House and riches are an inheritance from one's ancestors, but an insightful wife is from the LORD. 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15 Laziness brings on deep sleep; a slacker goes hungry. 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
16 Those who keep the commandment preserve their lives; those who disregard their ways will die. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 Those who are gracious to the poor lend to the LORD, and the Lord will fully repay them. 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.
18 Discipline your children while there is hope, but don't plan to kill them. 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
19 Angry people must pay the penalty; if you rescue them, then 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 Listen to advice and accept instruction, so you might grow wise in the future. 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
21 Many plans are in a person's mind, but the LORD's purpose will succeed. 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
22 People long for trustworthiness; it is better to be poor than a liar. 22 What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.
23 The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by harm. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 Lazy people bury their hand in the bowl; they won't even put it to their mouth. 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
25 Strike someone who scoffs, and a naive person will become clever; correct someone with understanding, and they will gain knowledge. 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.
26 Those who assault their father and drive out their mother are disgraceful children, worthy of reproach. 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 If, my child, you stop listening to discipline, you will wander away from words of knowledge. 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A worthless witness mocks justice; the wicked mouth gulps down trouble. 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Punishments were made for mockers, and blows for the backs of fools. 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.