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Proverbs 19 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better [is] the poor that walketh in his integrity, than [he that is] perverse in his lips, and is a fool. 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
2 Also, [that] the soul [be] without knowledge, [it is] not good; and he that hasteth with [his] feet sinneth. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD. 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbor. 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 will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man [is] a friend to him that giveth gifts. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth [them with] words, [yet] they [are] wanting [to him]. 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 that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good. 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 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less 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 discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory to pass over 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] as the roaring of a lion; but his favor [is] as 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 calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping. 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
14 House and riches [are] the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife [is] 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 despiseth his ways shall die. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 He that hath pity upon the poor, lendeth to the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done.
18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver [him], yet thou must do it again. 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 mayest 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 devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
22 The desire of a man [is] his kindness: and a poor man [is] better than a liar. 22 What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.
23 The fear of the LORD [tendeth] to life: and [he that hath it] shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
24 A slothful [man] hideth his hand in [his] bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
25 Smite a scorner and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, [and] he will understand knowledge. 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge.
26 He that wasteth [his] father, [and] chaseth away [his] mother, [is] a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach. 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction [that causeth] to err from the words of knowledge. 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 An ungodly 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 stripes for the back of fools. 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.