Proverbs 19:1-10 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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