Proverbs 19:2-12 NIV

2 It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.1

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3 A man's own folly2 ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.3

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

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5 A false witness5 will not go unpunished,6 and he who pours out lies will not go free.7

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6 Many curry favor with a ruler,8 and everyone is the friend of a man who gives gifts.9

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7 A poor man is shunned by all his relatives-- how much more do his friends avoid him!10 Though he pursues them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.a11

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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.12

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      9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who pours out lies will perish.13

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          10 It is not fitting for a fool14 to live in luxury-- how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!15

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          11 A man's wisdom gives him patience;16 it is to his glory to overlook an offense.

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          12 A king's rage is like the roar of a lion,17 but his favor is like dew18 on the grass.19

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