Proverbs 19 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
2 Desire without knowledge is not good-- how much more will hasty feet miss 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 attracts many friends, but even the closest friends of the poor desert them. 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free. 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free.
6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
7 The poor are shunned by all their relatives-- how much more do their friends avoid them! Though they pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere 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 Those who get wisdom love their own lives; those who cherish understanding will soon prosper. 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies 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-- how much worse 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 person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's 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 rage 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 child is a father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof. 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
14 Houses 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, and the shiftless go hungry. 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
16 Those who obey instructions preserve their lives, but those who are contemptuous of their ways will die. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 Those who are kind to the poor lend to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done. 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, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death. 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
19 The hot-tempered must pay the penalty; rescue them, and you will 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 discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
21 Many are the plans in a human heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
22 What a person desires is unfailing love; 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; then one rests content, untouched by trouble. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 Sluggards bury their hands in the dish and will not even bring them back to their mouths! 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke the discerning, 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 Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings shame and disgrace. 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 Stop listening to instruction, my child, 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 corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil. 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools. 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.