Proverbs 19:1-10 NIV

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

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2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.2

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3 A man's own folly3 ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.4

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4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man's friend deserts him.5

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5 A false witness6 will not go unpunished,7 and he who pours out lies will not go free.8

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6 Many curry favor with a ruler,9 and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.10

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7 A poor man is shunned by all his relatives-- how much more do his friends avoid him!11 Though he pursues them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.a12

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    • a 19:7 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
      8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who cherishes understanding prospers.13

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      9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.14

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          10 It is not fitting for a fool15 to live in luxury-- how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!16

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