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Proverbs 19

NRS 1 Better the poor walking in integrity than one perverse of speech who is a fool. NIV 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. NRS 2 Desire without knowledge is not good, and one who moves too hurriedly misses the way. NIV 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. NRS 3 One's own folly leads to ruin, yet the heart rages against the Lord. NIV 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD. NRS 4 Wealth brings many friends, but the poor are left friendless. NIV 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him. NRS 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and a liar will not escape. NIV 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free. NRS 6 Many seek the favor of the generous, and everyone is a friend to a giver of gifts. NIV 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts. NRS 7 If the poor are hated even by their kin, how much more are they shunned by their friends! When they call after them, they are not 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. NRS 8 To get wisdom is to love oneself; to keep understanding is to prosper. NIV 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers. NRS 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and the liar will perish. NIV 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish. NRS 10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury, much less for a slave 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! NRS 11 Those 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. NRS 12 A king's anger is like the growling 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. NRS 13 A stupid child is ruin to a father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain. NIV 13 A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like a constant dripping. NRS 14 House and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the Lord. NIV 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. NRS 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep; an idle person will suffer hunger. NIV 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless man goes hungry. NRS 16 Those who keep the commandment will live; those who are heedless of their ways will die. NIV 16 He who obeys instructions guards his life, but he who is contemptuous of his ways will die. NRS 17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and will be repaid in full. NIV 17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. NRS 18 Discipline your children while there is hope; do not set your heart on their destruction. NIV 18 Discipline your son, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to his death. NRS 19 A violent tempered person will pay the penalty; if you effect a rescue, you will only 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. NRS 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future. NIV 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. NRS 21 The human mind may devise many plans, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established. NIV 21 Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails. NRS 22 What is desirable in a person is loyalty, and 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. NRS 23 The fear of the Lord is life indeed; filled with it one rests secure and suffers no harm. NIV 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble. NRS 24 The lazy person buries a hand in the dish, and will not even bring it back to the mouth. NIV 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth! NRS 25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove the intelligent, 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. NRS 26 Those who do violence to their father and chase away their mother are children who cause shame and bring reproach. NIV 26 He who robs his father and drives out his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace. NRS 27 Cease straying, my child, from the words of knowledge, in order that you may hear instruction. NIV 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. NRS 28 A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity. NIV 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil. NRS 29 Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and flogging for the backs of fools. NIV 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.