Proverbs 19 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool. 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
2 Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
3 The foolishness of man ruins his way, 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 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 he 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 will seek the favor of a generous man, And every man is a friend to him 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 abandon him! He pursues them with words, but 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 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good. 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.
10 Luxury is not fitting for a fool; 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 man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression. 11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
12 The 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 foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping. 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 the LORD. 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15 Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger. 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of conduct will die. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 One who is gracious to a poor man 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 hope, And do not desire his death. 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
19 A man of great anger will bear the penalty, For if you rescue him, you will only 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 accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days. 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 counsel of the LORD will stand. 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
22 What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man 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, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, But will not 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 scoffer and the naive may become shrewd, But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge. 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.
26 He who assaults his father and drives his mother away Is a shameful and disgraceful son. 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 Cease listening, my son, to discipline, And 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 rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity. 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools. 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.