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Proverbs 19

CEB 1 Better to be poor and walk in innocence than to have dishonest lips and be a fool. NIV 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. CEB 2 Ignorant desire isn't good; rushing feet make mistakes. NIV 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. CEB 3 People's own folly corrupts their way, but their hearts rage against the LORD. NIV 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD. CEB 4 Riches increase one's friends, but the poor lose their friends. NIV 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him. CEB 5 A false witness won't go unpunished, and a liar won't escape. NIV 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free. CEB 6 Many seek favor from rulers; everyone befriends a gift giver. NIV 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts. CEB 7 All the relatives of the poor hate them; even more, their friends stay far from them. When they pursue them with words, they aren't there. 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. CEB 8 Those who acquire good sense love themselves; those who keep understanding find success. NIV 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers. CEB 9 False witnesses won't go unpunished, and liars will perish. NIV 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish. CEB 10 Luxury isn't fitting for a fool; even less so for a servant to 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! CEB 11 Insightful people restrain their anger; their glory is to ignore an offense. NIV 11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. CEB 12 A raging king roars like a lion; his favor is like the dew on the grass. NIV 12 A king's rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass. CEB 13 A foolish son is a disaster to his father; a contentious wife is like constant dripping. NIV 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping. CEB 14 House and riches are an inheritance from one's ancestors, but an insightful wife is from the LORD. NIV 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. CEB 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep; a slacker goes hungry. NIV 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry. CEB 16 Those who keep the commandment preserve their lives; those who disregard their ways will die. NIV 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die. CEB 17 Those who are gracious to the poor lend to the LORD, and the Lord will fully repay them. NIV 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. CEB 18 Discipline your children while there is hope, but don't plan to kill them. NIV 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. CEB 19 Angry people must pay the penalty; if you rescue them, then you will have to do it again. NIV 19 A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty; if you rescue him, you will have to do it again. CEB 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, so you might grow wise in the future. NIV 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. CEB 21 Many plans are in a person's mind, but the LORD's purpose will succeed. NIV 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. CEB 22 People long for trustworthiness; it is better to be poor than a liar. NIV 22 What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar. CEB 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by harm. NIV 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. CEB 24 Lazy people bury their hand in the bowl; they won't even put it to their mouth. NIV 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth! CEB 25 Strike someone who scoffs, and a naive person will become clever; correct someone with understanding, and they will gain knowledge. NIV 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge. CEB 26 Those who assault their father and drive out their mother are disgraceful children, worthy of reproach. NIV 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace. CEB 27 If, my child, you stop listening to discipline, you will wander away from words of knowledge. NIV 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. CEB 28 A worthless witness mocks justice; the wicked mouth gulps down trouble. NIV 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil. CEB 29 Punishments were made for mockers, and blows for the backs of fools. NIV 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.