Proverbs 19 WEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who 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 It isn't good to have zeal without knowledge; Nor being hasty with one's feet and missing the way. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
3 The foolishness of man subverts his way; His heart rages against Yahweh. 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Wealth adds many friends, But the poor is separated from his friend. 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.
5 A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free. 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 a ruler, And everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
7 All the relatives of the poor shun him: How much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, 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 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. He who utters lies shall perish. 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.
10 Delicate living is not appropriate 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 makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense. 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 the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping. 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping.
14 House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from Yahweh. 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep. The idle soul shall 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 contemptuous in his ways shall die. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 He who has pity on the poor lends to Yahweh; He will reward him. 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, for there is hope; Don't be a willing party to his death. 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death.
19 A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty, For if you rescue him, you 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 Listen to counsel and receive instruction, That you may be wise in your latter end. 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
21 There are many plans in a man's heart, But Yahweh's counsel will prevail. 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.
22 That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. 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 Yahweh leads to life, then contentment; He rests and will not be touched by trouble. 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; He 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 Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; Rebuke 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 robs his father and drives away his mother, Is a son who causes shame and brings reproach. 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 Stop, my son, listening to instruction, 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 justice, And the mouth of the wicked gulps down iniquity. 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
29 Penalties are prepared for scoffers, And beatings for the backs of fools. 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.