Proverbs 19 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better is the poor man, that walketh in his simplicity, than a rich man that is perverse in his lips and unwise. 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
2 Where there is no knowledge of the soul, there is no good: and he that is hasty with his feet shall stumble. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
3 The folly of a man supplanteth his steps: and he fretteth in his mind against God. 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Riches make many friends: but from the poor man, even they whom he had, depart. 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.
5 A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall not escape. 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.
6 Many honour the person of him that is mighty, and are friends of him that giveth gifts. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
7 The brethren of the poor man hate him: moreover also his friends have departed far from him. He that followeth after words only, shall have nothing. 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 But he that possesseth a mind, loveth his own soul, and he that keepeth prudence, shall find good things. 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.
9 A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall perish. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.
10 Delicacies are not seemly for a fool: nor 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 learning of a man is known by patience: and his glory is to pass over wrongs. 11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense.
12 As the roaring of a lion, so also is the anger of a king: and his cheerfulness as the 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 grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through. 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
14 House and riches are given by parents: but a prudent wife is properly from the Lord. 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an 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 own soul: but he that neglecteth his own way, shall die. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 He that hath mercy on the poor, lendeth to the Lord: and he will repay him. 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.
18 Chastise thy son, despair not: but to the killing of him set not thy soul. 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
19 He that is impatient, shall suffer damage: and when he shall take away, he shall add another thing. 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 mayst be wise in thy latter end. 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
21 There are many thoughts in the heart of a man: but the will of the Lord shall stand firm. 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
22 A needy man is merciful: and better is the poor than the lying man. 22 What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.
23 The fear of the Lord is unto life: and he shall abide in the fulness without being visited with evil. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 The slothful hideth his hand under his armpit, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth. 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
25 The wicked man being scourged, the fool shall be wiser: but if thou rebuke a wise man, he will understand discipline. 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.
26 He that afflicteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is infamous and unhappy. 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 Cease not, O my son, to hear instruction, and be not ignorant of the words of knowledge. 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 An unjust witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity. 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Judgments are prepared for scorners: and striking hammers for the bodies of fools. 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.