Proverbs 19:1

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

Proverbs 19:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
ESV
1 Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.
NLT
1 Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and a fool.
MSG
1 Better to be poor and honest than a rich person no one can trust.
CSB
1 Better a poor man who walks in integrity than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.

Proverbs 19:1 In-Context

1 Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
2 Desire without knowledge is not good— how much more will hasty feet miss the way!
3 A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the LORD.
4 Wealth attracts many friends, but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.

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