Proverbs 19 NIV

1 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.

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2 Desire without knowledge is not good— how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

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3 A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the LORD.

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4 Wealth attracts many friends, but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.

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5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.

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6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.

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7 The poor are shunned by all their relatives— how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.a

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    • ‚ 19:7 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
      8 The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.

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      9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.

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          10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury— how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!

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          11 A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

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          12 A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

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          13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.

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          14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

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          15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.

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          16 Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.

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          17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.

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          18 Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.

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          19 A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty; rescue them, and you will have to do it again.
          20 Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.

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          21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

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          22 What a person desires is unfailing loveb ; better to be poor than a liar.

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            • ƒ 19:22 - Or "Greed is a person’s shame"
              23 The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

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              24 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!

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              25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.

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              26 Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings shame and disgrace.

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              27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

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              28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.

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              29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.

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