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Proverbs 19

GNT 1 It is better to be poor but honest than to be a lying fool. NIV 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. GNT 2 Enthusiasm without knowledge is not good; impatience will get you into trouble. NIV 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. GNT 3 Some people ruin themselves by their own stupid actions and then blame the Lord. NIV 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD. GNT 4 Rich people are always finding new friends, but the poor cannot keep the few they have. NIV 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him. GNT 5 If you tell lies in court, you will be punished - there will be no escape. NIV 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free. GNT 6 Everyone tries to gain the favor of important people; everyone claims the friendship of those who give out favors. NIV 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts. GNT 7 Even the relatives of a poor person have no use for him; no wonder he has no friends. No matter how hard he tries, he cannot win any. 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. GNT 8 Do yourself a favor and learn all you can; then remember what you learn and you will prosper. NIV 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers. GNT 9 No one who tells lies in court can escape punishment; he is doomed. NIV 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish. GNT 10 Fools should not live in luxury, and slaves should not rule over noblemen. NIV 10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury-- how much worse for a slave to rule over princes! GNT 11 If you are sensible, you will control your temper. When someone wrongs you, it is a great virtue to ignore it. NIV 11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. GNT 12 The king's anger is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like welcome rain. NIV 12 A king's rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass. GNT 13 Stupid children can bring their parents to ruin. A nagging wife is like water going drip-drip-drip. NIV 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping. GNT 14 A man can inherit a house and money from his parents, but only the Lord can give him a sensible wife. NIV 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. GNT 15 Go ahead and be lazy; sleep on, but you will go hungry. NIV 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry. GNT 16 Keep God's laws and you will live longer; if you ignore them, you will die. NIV 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die. GNT 17 When you give to the poor, it is like lending to the Lord, and the Lord will pay you back. NIV 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. GNT 18 Discipline your children while they are young enough to learn. If you don't, you are helping them destroy themselves. NIV 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. GNT 19 If someone has a hot temper, let him take the consequences. If you get him out of trouble once, 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. GNT 20 If you listen to advice and are willing to learn, one day you will be wise. NIV 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. GNT 21 People may plan all kinds of things, but the Lord's will is going to be done. NIV 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. GNT 22 It is a disgrace to be greedy; poor people are better off than liars. NIV 22 What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar. GNT 23 Obey the Lord and you will live a long life, content and safe from harm. NIV 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. GNT 24 Some people are too lazy to put food in their own mouths. NIV 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth! GNT 25 Arrogance should be punished, so that people who don't know any better can learn a lesson. If you are wise, you will learn when you are corrected. NIV 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge. GNT 26 Only a shameful, disgraceful person would mistreat his father or turn his mother away from his home. NIV 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace. GNT 27 My child, when you stop learning, you will soon neglect what you already know. NIV 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. GNT 28 There is no justice where a witness is determined to hurt someone. Wicked people love the taste of evil. NIV 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil. GNT 29 A conceited fool is sure to get a beating. NIV 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.