Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 19:1-10

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Proverbs 19:1-10

RSV 1 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a man who is perverse in speech, and is a fool. NIV 1 Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. RSV 2 It is not good for a man to be without knowledge, and he who makes haste with his feet misses his way. NIV 2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way. RSV 3 When a man's folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the LORD. NIV 3 A man's own folly ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD. RSV 4 Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend. NIV 4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him. RSV 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who utters lies will not escape. NIV 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will not go free. RSV 6 Many seek the favor of a generous man, and every one is a friend to a man who gives gifts. NIV 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts. RSV 7 All a poor man's brothers hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but does not have 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. RSV 8 He who gets wisdom loves himself; he who keeps understanding will prosper. NIV 8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers. RSV 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who utters lies will perish. NIV 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish. RSV 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!