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Proverbs 19

ESV 1 Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool. NIV 1 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse. ESV 2 Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way. NIV 2 Desire without knowledge is not good— how much more will hasty feet miss the way! ESV 3 When a man's folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the LORD. NIV 3 A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the LORD. ESV 4 Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend. NIV 4 Wealth attracts many friends, but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them. ESV 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape. NIV 5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free. ESV 6 Many seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts. NIV 6 Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts. ESV 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 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. ESV 8 Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good. NIV 8 The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper. ESV 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish. NIV 9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish. ESV 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! ESV 11 Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. NIV 11 A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense. ESV 12 A king's wrath is like the growling of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass. NIV 12 A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass. ESV 13 A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain. NIV 13 A foolish child is a father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof. ESV 14 House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. NIV 14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. ESV 15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger. NIV 15 Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry. ESV 16 Whoever keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises his ways will die. NIV 16 Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die. ESV 17 Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed. NIV 17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done. ESV 18 Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death. NIV 18 Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death. ESV 19 A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again. NIV 19 A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty; rescue them, and you will have to do it again. ESV 20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. NIV 20 Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise. ESV 21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. NIV 21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. ESV 22 What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar. NIV 22 What a person desires is unfailing love ; better to be poor than a liar. ESV 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm. NIV 23 The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble. ESV 24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish and will not even bring it back to his mouth. NIV 24 A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth! ESV 25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge. NIV 25 Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge. ESV 26 He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and reproach. NIV 26 Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings shame and disgrace. ESV 27 Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. NIV 27 Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge. ESV 28 A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity. NIV 28 A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil. ESV 29 Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and beating for the backs of fools. NIV 29 Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.

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