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Proverbs 19 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better to be a poor person who lives innocently than to be one who talks dishonestly and is a fool. 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
2 A person without knowledge is no good. A person in a hurry makes mistakes. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
3 The stupidity of a person turns his life upside down, and his heart rages against the LORD. 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend. 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.
5 A lying witness will not go unpunished. One who tells lies will not escape. 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.
6 Many try to win the kindness of a generous person, and everyone is a friend to a person who gives gifts. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
7 The entire family of a poor person hates him. How much more do his friends keep their distance from him! When he chases them with words, they are gone. 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 A person who gains sense loves himself. One who guards understanding finds something good. 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.
9 A lying witness will not go unpunished. One who tells lies will die. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.
10 Luxury does not fit a fool, much less a slave ruling 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 with good sense is patient, and it is to his credit that he overlooks an offense. 11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
12 The rage of a king is like the roar 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 foolish son ruins his father, and a quarreling woman is like constantly dripping water. 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
14 Home and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife comes from the LORD. 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15 Laziness throws one into a deep sleep, and an idle person will go hungry. 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
16 Whoever obeys the law preserves his life, [but] whoever despises the LORD's ways will be put to death. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 Whoever has pity on the poor lends to the LORD, 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 son while there is still hope. Do not be the one responsible for his death. 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
19 A person who has a hot temper will pay for it. If you rescue him, you will have to do it over and over. 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 you may be wise the rest of your life. 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
21 Many plans are in the human heart, but the advice of the LORD will endure. 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
22 Loyalty is desirable in a person, and 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, and such a person will rest easy without suffering harm. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 A lazy person puts his fork in his food. 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 a gullible person may learn a lesson. Warn an understanding person, and he will gain more knowledge. 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.
26 A son who assaults his father [and] who drives away his mother brings shame and disgrace. 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 the mouths of wicked people swallow up trouble. 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Punishments are set for mockers and beatings for the backs of fools. 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.