Proverbs 19:2-12 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.
3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD. 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him. 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who 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 a man who gives gifts. 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.
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. 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 cherishes understanding prospers. 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who 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 man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his 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.