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Proverbs 19

CJB 1 Better to be poor and live one's life uprightly than engage in crooked speech, for such a one is a fool. NIV 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. CJB 2 To act without knowing how you function is not good; and if you rush ahead, you will miss your goal. NIV 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. CJB 3 A person's own folly is what ruins his way, but he rages in his heart against ADONAI. NIV 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD. CJB 4 Wealth brings in many friends, but the poor man loses the one friend he has. NIV 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him. CJB 5 A false witness will not go unpunished; whoever breathes out lies will not escape. NIV 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free. CJB 6 Many ask favors of a generous person -to a giver of gifts, everyone is a friend. NIV 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts. CJB 7 A poor man's relatives all hate him; even more his friends stay away from him. He may pursue them with entreaties, but they aren't there to be found. 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. CJB 8 To acquire good sense is to love oneself; to treasure discernment is to prosper. NIV 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers. CJB 9 A false witness will not go unpunished; whoever breathes out lies will perish. NIV 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish. CJB 10 It isn't fitting for a fool to live in luxury, and even less for a slave to govern princes. NIV 10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury-- how much worse for a slave to rule over princes! CJB 11 People with good sense are slow to anger, and it is their glory to overlook an offense. NIV 11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. CJB 12 A king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like 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. CJB 13 A son who is a fool is his father's ruin, and a nagging wife is like a leak that keeps dripping. NIV 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping. CJB 14 A house and wealth are inherited from ancestors, but a sensible wife is from ADONAI. NIV 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. CJB 15 Laziness makes people fall asleep, and an idle person will go hungry. NIV 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry. CJB 16 He who keeps a mitzvah keeps himself safe, but he who doesn't care how he lives will die. NIV 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die. CJB 17 He who is kind to the poor is lending to ADONAI; and he will repay him for his good deed. NIV 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. CJB 18 Discipline your child while there is hope, but don't get so angry that you kill him! NIV 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. CJB 19 A violent-tempered person will be punished; if you try to save him from it, you make things worse. NIV 19 A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty; if you rescue him, you will have to do it again. CJB 20 Listen to advice, and accept discipline, so that in the end you will be wise. NIV 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. CJB 21 One can devise many plans in one's mind, but ADONAI's plan will prevail. NIV 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. CJB 22 A man's lust is his shame, 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. CJB 23 The fear of ADONAI leads to life; one who has it is satisfied and rests untouched by evil. NIV 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. CJB 24 The lazy person buries his hand in the dish but doesn't even bother to bring it to his mouth. NIV 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth! CJB 25 If you strike a scorner, the simple will learn to act wisely; if you reprove the intelligent, he will understand what you mean. NIV 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge. CJB 26 One who mistreats his father and evicts his mother is a son who brings them shame and disgrace. NIV 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace. CJB 27 My son, if you stop heeding discipline, you will stray from the principles of knowledge. NIV 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. CJB 28 A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows wrongdoing. NIV 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil. CJB 29 Judgments are in store for scorners and blows for the backs of fools. NIV 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.