Proverbs 19 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better to be poor and live one's life uprightly than engage in crooked speech, for such a one is a fool. 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
2 To act without knowing how you function is not good; and if you rush ahead, you will miss your goal. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
3 A person's own folly is what ruins his way, but he rages in his heart against ADONAI. 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Wealth brings in many friends, but the poor man loses the one friend he has. 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished; whoever breathes out lies will not escape. 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.
6 Many ask favors of a generous person -to a giver of gifts, everyone is a friend. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
7 A poor man's relatives all hate him; even more his friends stay away from him. He may pursue them with entreaties, but they aren't there to be found. 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 To acquire good sense is to love oneself; to treasure discernment is to prosper. 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished; whoever breathes out lies will perish. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.
10 It isn't fitting for a fool to live in luxury, and even less for a slave to govern princes. 10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury-- how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!
11 People with good sense are slow to anger, and it is their glory to overlook an offense. 11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
12 A king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor 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 son who is a fool is his father's ruin, and a nagging wife is like a leak that keeps dripping. 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
14 A house and wealth are inherited from ancestors, but a sensible wife is from ADONAI. 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15 Laziness makes people fall asleep, and an idle person will go hungry. 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
16 He who keeps a mitzvah keeps himself safe, but he who doesn't care how he lives will die. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 He who is kind to the poor is lending to ADONAI; and he will repay him for his good deed. 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 child while there is hope, but don't get so angry that you kill him! 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
19 A violent-tempered person will be punished; if you try to save him from it, you make things worse. 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 discipline, so that in the end you will be wise. 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
21 One can devise many plans in one's mind, but ADONAI's plan will prevail. 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
22 A man's lust is his shame, and a poor man is better than a liar. 22 What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.
23 The fear of ADONAI leads to life; one who has it is satisfied and rests untouched by evil. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 The lazy person buries his hand in the dish but doesn't even bother to bring it to his mouth. 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
25 If you strike a scorner, the simple will learn to act wisely; if you reprove the intelligent, he will understand what you mean. 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.
26 One who mistreats his father and evicts his mother is a son who brings them shame and disgrace. 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 My son, if you stop heeding discipline, you will stray from the principles of knowledge. 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows wrongdoing. 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Judgments are in store for scorners and blows for the backs of fools. 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.