World English Bible
Proverbs, Chapter 19

   1: Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
   2: It isn't good to have zeal without knowledge; Nor being hasty with one's feet and missing the way.
   3: The foolishness of man subverts his way; His heart rages against Yahweh.
   4: Wealth adds many friends, But the poor is separated from his friend.
   5: A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free.
   6: Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, And everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.
   7: All the relatives of the poor shun him: How much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone.
   8: He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.
   9: A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.
   10: Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, Much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
   11: The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.
   12: The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.
   13: A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.
   14: House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from Yahweh.
   15: Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep. The idle soul shall suffer hunger.
   16: He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is contemptuous in his ways shall die.
   17: He who has pity on the poor lends to Yahweh; He will reward him.
   18: Discipline your son, for there is hope; Don't be a willing party to his death.
   19: A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty, For if you rescue him, you must do it again.
   20: Listen to counsel and receive instruction, That you may be wise in your latter end.
   21: There are many plans in a man's heart, But Yahweh's counsel will prevail.
   22: That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.
   23: The fear of Yahweh leads to life, then contentment; He rests and will not be touched by trouble.
   24: The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; He will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
   25: Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; Rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
   26: He who robs his father and drives away his mother, Is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
   27: Stop, my son, listening to instruction, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
   28: A corrupt witness mocks justice, And the mouth of the wicked gulps down iniquity.
   29: Penalties are prepared for scoffers, And beatings for the backs of fools.

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