Proverbs 19 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better a poor man who walks in integrity than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool. 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
2 Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily sins. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
3 A man's own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the Lord. 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend. 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape. 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.
6 Many seek the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
7 All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends keep their distance from him! He may pursue [them with] words, [but] they are not [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 The one who acquires good sense loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success. 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies perishes. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.
10 Luxury is not appropriate for a fool- how much less for a slave 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 A person's insight gives him patience, and his virtue is 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 rage is like a lion's roar, 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 foolish son is his father's ruin, and a wife's nagging is an endless 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 fathers, but a sensible wife is from the Lord. 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15 Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry. 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
16 The one who keeps commands preserves himself; one who disregards his ways will die. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and He will give a reward to the lender. 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 son while there is hope; don't be intent on killing him. 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
19 A person with great anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you'll 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 counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise in later life. 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
21 Many plans are in a man's heart, but the Lord's decree 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 desire should be loyalty to the covenant; better to be a poor man than a perjurer. 22 What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.
23 The fear of the Lord leads to life; one will sleep at night without danger. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 The slacker buries his hand in the bowl; he doesn't even bring it back to his mouth. 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
25 Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson; rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge. 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.
26 The one who assaults his father and evicts his mother is a disgraceful and shameful son. 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the 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, and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity. 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Judgments are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools. 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.