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Proverbs 19:15-25 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger. 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry.
16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises the word will die. 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die.
17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed. 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 while there is hope; do not set your heart on his destruction. 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 will pay the penalty; for if you deliver him, 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 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, 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 desired in a man is loyalty, 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 leads to life; and he who has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm. 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, and will not even bring it back to his 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 a man of 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.