Proverbs 191 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool. 2 Also, ▼ that the soul be without knowledge is not good; And he that hasteth with his feet ▼
▼ 2sinneth. ▼
▼ 1) Or desire without knowledge is not good 2) Or misseth his way3 The foolishness of man subverteth his way; And his heart fretteth against Jehovah. 4 Wealth addeth many friends; But ▼ the poor is separated from his friend. ▼
▼ 1) Or the friend of the poor separateth himself from him5 A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that ▼ uttereth lies shall not escape. ▼
▼ 1) Heb breatheth out6 Many will entreat the favor of ▼ the liberal man; And every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. ▼
▼ 1) Or a prince7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: How much more do his friends go far from him! ▼ He pursueth them with words, but they are gone. ▼
▼ 1) Or He pursueth after words, which are nought8 He that getteth ▼ wisdom loveth his own soul: He that keepeth understanding shall find good. ▼
▼ 1) Heb heart9 A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that ▼ uttereth lies shall perish. ▼
▼ 1) Heb breatheth out10 Delicate living is not seemly for a fool; Much less for a servant to have rule over princes. 11 The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger; And it is his glory to pass over a transgression. 12 The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; But his favor is as dew upon the grass. 13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father; And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping. 14 House and riches are an inheritance from fathers; But a prudent wife is from Jehovah. 15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; And the idle soul shall suffer hunger. 16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; But he that ▼ is careless of his ways shall die. ▼
▼ 1) Heb despiseth17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Jehovah, And his good deed will he pay him again. 18 Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; And set not thy heart on ▼ his destruction. ▼
▼ 1) Heb causing him to die19 A man of great wrath shall bear the penalty; For if thou deliver him , thou must do it yet again. 20 Hear counsel, and receive ▼ instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. ▼
▼ 1) Or correction21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; But the counsel of Jehovah, that shall stand. 22 That which maketh a man to be desired is his kindness; And a poor man is better than a liar. 23 The fear of Jehovah tendeth to life; And he that hath it shall abide satisfied; He shall not be visited with evil. 24 The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. 25 Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; And reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge. 26 He that doeth violence to his father, and chaseth away his mother, Is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach. 27 Cease, my son, to hear instruction Only to err from the words of knowledge. 28 A worthless witness mocketh at justice; And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity. 29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And stripes for the back of fools.
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