Proverbs 19 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better is a poor [man] that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
2 Also that a person be without knowledge is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet maketh false steps. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
3 The folly of man distorteth his way, and his heart is irritated against Jehovah. 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Wealth addeth many friends; but the poor is separated from his friend. 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.
5 A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall not escape. 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.
6 Many court the favour of a noble; and every one is friend to a man that giveth. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
7 All the brethren of a poor [man] hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him: he pursueth [them] with words, -- they are not [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 He that getteth sense loveth his own soul; he that keepeth understanding shall find good. 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.
9 A false witness shall not be held innocent, and he that uttereth lies shall perish. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.
10 Good living beseemeth not a fool; how much less for a servant to have 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 The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. 11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
12 The king's displeasure is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon 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 calamity of his father; and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
14 House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers; but a prudent wife is from Jehovah. 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger. 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; he that is careless of his ways shall die. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 He that is gracious to the poor lendeth unto Jehovah; and what he hath bestowed will he repay unto him. 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.
18 Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; but set not thy soul upon killing him. 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 shall suffer punishment; for if thou deliver [him], yet thou must do it again. 19 A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty; if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.
20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
21 Many are the thoughts in a man's heart, but the counsel of Jehovah, that doth stand. 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
22 The charm of a man is his kindness; 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 Jehovah [tendeth] to life, and he [that hath it] shall rest satisfied without being visited with evil. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 A sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, and will not even bring 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 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware; reprove the intelligent, and he will understand knowledge. 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.
26 He that ruineth [his] father and chaseth away [his] mother is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach. 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction which causeth to stray from the words of knowledge. 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A witness of Belial scorneth judgment, and the mouth of the wicked swalloweth down iniquity. 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of the foolish. 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.