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Proverbs 19

ASV 1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool. NIV 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. ASV 2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth. NIV 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. ASV 3 The foolishness of man subverteth his way; And his heart fretteth against Jehovah. NIV 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD. ASV 4 Wealth addeth many friends; But the poor is separated from his friend. NIV 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him. ASV 5 A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall not escape. NIV 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free. ASV 6 Many will entreat the favor of the liberal man; And every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. NIV 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts. ASV 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, [but] they are gone. NIV 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. ASV 8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: He that keepeth understanding shall find good. NIV 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers. ASV 9 A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall perish. NIV 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish. ASV 10 Delicate living is not seemly for a fool; Much less for a servant to have rule over princes. NIV 10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury-- how much worse for a slave to rule over princes! ASV 11 The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger; And it is his glory to pass over a transgression. NIV 11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. ASV 12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; But his favor is as dew upon the grass. NIV 12 A king's rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass. ASV 13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father; And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. NIV 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping. ASV 14 House and riches are an inheritance from fathers; But a prudent wife is from Jehovah. NIV 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. ASV 15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; And the idle soul shall suffer hunger. NIV 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry. ASV 16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; [But] he that is careless of his ways shall die. NIV 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die. ASV 17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Jehovah, And his good deed will he pay him again. NIV 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. ASV 18 Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; And set not thy heart on his destruction. NIV 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. ASV 19 A man of great wrath shall bear the penalty; For if thou deliver [him], thou must do it yet again. NIV 19 A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty; if you rescue him, you will have to do it again. ASV 20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. NIV 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. ASV 21 There are many devices in a man's heart; But the counsel of Jehovah, that shall stand. NIV 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. ASV 22 That which maketh a man to be desired is his kindness; And a poor man is better than a liar. NIV 22 What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar. ASV 23 The fear of Jehovah [tendeth] to life; And he [that hath it] shall abide satisfied; He shall not be visited with evil. NIV 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. ASV 24 The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. NIV 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth! ASV 25 Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; And reprove one that hath understanding, [and] he will understand knowledge. NIV 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge. ASV 26 He that doeth violence to his father, and chaseth away his mother, Is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach. NIV 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace. ASV 27 Cease, my son, to hear instruction [Only] to err from the words of knowledge. NIV 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. ASV 28 A worthless witness mocketh at justice; And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity. NIV 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil. ASV 29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And stripes for the back of fools. NIV 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.