Proverbs 19 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better the poor walking in integrity than one perverse of speech who is a fool. 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
2 Desire without knowledge is not good, and one who moves too hurriedly misses the way. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
3 One's own folly leads to ruin, yet the heart rages against the Lord. 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Wealth brings many friends, but the poor are left friendless. 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and a liar 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 the generous, and everyone is a friend to a giver of gifts. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
7 If the poor are hated even by their kin, how much more are they shunned by their friends! When they call after them, 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 To get wisdom is to love oneself; to keep understanding 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, and the liar will perish. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.
10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury, 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 Those 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 anger is like the growling 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 stupid child is ruin to a father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain. 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
14 House and wealth are inherited from parents, 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 brings on deep sleep; an idle person will suffer hunger. 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
16 Those who keep the commandment will live; those who are heedless of their ways will die. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full. 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 children while there is hope; do not set your heart on their destruction. 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 pay the penalty; if you effect a rescue, 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 advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future. 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
21 The human mind may devise many plans, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established. 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 person is loyalty, 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 is life indeed; filled with it one rests secure and suffers no harm. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 The lazy person buries a hand in the dish, and will not even bring it back to the 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 simple will learn prudence; reprove the intelligent, and they will gain knowledge. 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.
26 Those who do violence to their father and chase away their mother are children who cause shame and bring reproach. 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 Cease straying, my child, from the words of knowledge, in order that you may hear instruction. 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 devours iniquity. 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and flogging for the backs of fools. 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.