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Proverbs 19

NIRV 1 It is better to be poor and to live without blame than to be foolish and to twist words around. NIV 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. NIRV 2 It isn't good to get all stirred up without knowledge. And it isn't good to be in a hurry and miss the way. NIV 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. NIRV 3 A man's own foolish acts destroy his life. But his heart is angry with the Lord. NIV 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD. NIRV 4 Wealth brings many friends. But the friends of poor people leave them alone. NIV 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him. NIRV 5 A dishonest witness will be punished. And those who pour out lies will not go free. NIV 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free. NIRV 6 Many try to win the favor of rulers. And everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts. NIV 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts. NIRV 7 A poor person is avoided by his whole family. His friends avoid him even more. The poor person runs after them to beg. But he can't find them. 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. NIRV 8 Anyone who gets wisdom loves himself. Anyone who values understanding succeeds. NIV 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers. NIRV 9 A dishonest witness will be punished. And those who pour out lies will die. NIV 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish. NIRV 10 It isn't proper for a foolish person to live in great comfort. And it is much worse when a slave rules 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! NIRV 11 A man's wisdom makes him patient. He will be honored if he forgives someone who sins against him. NIV 11 A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. NIRV 12 A king's anger is like a lion's roar. 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. NIRV 13 If a child is foolish, he destroys his father. A nagging wife is like dripping that never stops. NIV 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping. NIRV 14 You will receive houses and wealth from your parents. But a wise wife is given by the Lord. NIV 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. NIRV 15 Anyone who doesn't want to work sleeps his life away. And a person who refuses to work goes hungry. NIV 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry. NIRV 16 Those who obey what they are taught guard their lives. But those who don't care how they live will die. NIV 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die. NIRV 17 Anyone who is kind to poor people lends to the Lord. God will reward him for what he has done. NIV 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. NIRV 18 Train your child. Then there is hope. Don't do anything to bring about his death. NIV 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. NIRV 19 Anyone who burns with anger must pay for it. If you save him, 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. NIRV 20 Listen to advice and accept what you are taught. In the end you will be wise. NIV 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. NIRV 21 A man may have many plans in his heart. But the LORD's purpose wins out in the end. NIV 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. NIRV 22 Every man longs for love that never fails. It is better to be poor than to be a liar. NIV 22 What a man desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar. NIRV 23 Having respect for the LORD leads to life. Then you will be content and free from trouble. NIV 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. NIRV 24 A person who doesn't want to work leaves his hand in the dish. He won't even bring it back up to his mouth! NIV 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth! NIRV 25 If you whip a person who makes fun of others, childish people will learn to be wise. If you warn someone who already understands what is right, he will gain even more knowledge. NIV 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke a discerning man, and he will gain knowledge. NIRV 26 A child who robs his father and drives out his mother brings shame and dishonor. NIV 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace. NIRV 27 My son, if you stop listening to what I teach you, you will wander away from the words of knowledge. NIV 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. NIRV 28 A dishonest witness makes fun of what is right. The mouths of those who do wrong gulp down evil. NIV 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil. NIRV 29 Those who make fun of others will be judged. Foolish people will be punished. NIV 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.