Proverbs 19

CHAPTER 19

The Fear of The LORD Leads to Life

Better is one poor going in his simplicity, than one crooked of his lips, and he is unthinking. And even [2without 3higher knowledge 1a soul] is not good; and the one hastening with the feet sins. The folly of a man lays waste his ways; and [2God 1he blames] in his heart. Riches add [2friends 1many]; but the poor one [2even 3by 4the 6that exists 5friend 1is forsaken]. [2witness 1A lying 4not 6unpunished 3shall 5be]; and the one accusing unjustly shall not escape. Many attend to the persons of a king; but every evil man becomes scorn to men. Every one who [3brother 2a poor 1detests] [2also 5from friendship 4far 1will 3be]. [2insight 1Good 4to the ones 5perceiving 6it 3approaches]; [3man 1and 2an intelligent] will find it. The many doing evil perfect a work of evil; and the one who aggravates by words shall not be delivered. The one acquiring intelligence loves himself; and the one guarding intelligence shall find good. [2witness 1A lying 4not 6unpunished 3shall 5be]; and who ever shall kindle evil shall perish by it. 10 [2is not 3advantageous 4to a fool 1Luxury], nor is it seemly if a servant should begin [2by 3insult 1to be in power]. 11 A merciful man is lenient, and his boasting comes upon lawbreakers. 12 [2of a king 1The intimidation] is likened to [2gnashing 1a lion's]; but as dew upon the grass so is his making one happy. 13 [3is shame 4to a father 2son 1A foolish]; and [5are not 6pure 1vows paid out 2from 3the hire 4of a mistress]. 14 A house and substance is portioned by fathers to children; but by the  lord [2is accorded 1a wife] to a man. 15 Dread holds down an effeminate man; and the soul of the idle hungers. 16 The one who keeps the commandment gives heed to his own soul; but the one disdaining his own ways shall perish. 17 [4lends 5to God 1The one 2showing mercy 3on the poor]; and according to his gift he shall make recompense to him. 18 Correct your son! for thus he will be confident; [6to 1but 7insult 2do not 3lift up 4the 5soul]! 19 An evil-minded man [2much 1shall be penalized]; and if there should be injury, [2even 3his life 1he shall add]. 20 Hear, O son, the instruction of your father! that [2wise 1you should become] unto your last days. 21 Many devices are in the heart of a man; but the counsel of the  lord [2into 3the 4eon 1abides]. 22 [2is a fruit 3to a man 1Charity]; but better a poor just man, than a rich liar. 23 Fear of the  lord is life to a man; but the one without fear shall lodge in places where [2is not 3overseen 1knowledge]. 24 The man hiding [4in 5his enfolded arm 1his 3hands 2unjust], not even [4to his mouth 1will he in any way 2bring 3them]. 25 [3of his mischievousness 2being whipped 1A fool 5more clever 4will be]; but if you should reprove [2man 1an intelligent] he shall comprehend for good sense. 26 The one dishonoring his father, and thrusting away his mother, [2disgraced 3and 4reviled 1he will be]. 27 A son ceasing to guard the instruction of a father shall meditate upon [2sayings 1evil]. 28 The one guaranteeing a loan [2child 1of a foolish] insults the ordinance; and the mouth of the impious shall swallow down judgments. 29 [2are prepared 3for the unrestrained 1The whips]; and punishments in like manner for fools.
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