Proverbs 19

On Life and Conduct

a Better is a poor man who b walks in his integrity
Than he who is perverse in
Lit his lips
speech and is a fool.
Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge,
And he who hurries
Lit with his feet
e his footsteps
Lit sins
The g foolishness of man ruins his way,
And his heart h rages against the  Lord.
i Wealth adds many friends,
But a poor man is separated from his friend.
A j false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who
Lit breathes
l tells lies will not escape.
m Many will seek the favor of a
Or noble
generous man,
And every man is a friend to him who o gives gifts.
All the brothers of a poor man hate him;
How much more do his p friends abandon him!
He q pursues them with words, but they are
Lit not
He who gets
Lit heart
wisdom loves his own soul;
He who keeps understanding will t find good.
A u false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who
Lit breathes
tells lies will perish.
10 Luxury is w not fitting for a fool;
Much less for a x slave to rule over princes.
11 A man’s y discretion makes him slow to anger,
And it is his glory z to overlook a transgression.
12 The aa king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,
But his favor is like ab dew on the grass.
13 A ac foolish son is destruction to his father,
And the ad contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.
14 House and wealth are an ae inheritance from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the  Lord.
15  af Laziness casts into a deep sleep,
And an idle
Lit soul
man will suffer hunger.
16 He who ah keeps the commandment keeps his soul,
But he who
Lit despises
is careless of
Lit ways
conduct will die.
17 One who ak is gracious to a poor man lends to the  Lord,
And He will repay him for his
Or benefits
am good deed.
18  an Discipline your son while there is hope,
And do not desire
Lit causing him to die
his death.
19  A man of great anger will bear the penalty,
For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.
20  ap Listen to counsel and accept discipline,
That you may be wise
Lit in your latter end
the rest of your days.
21 Many ar plans are in a man’s heart,
But the as counsel of the  Lord will stand.
22 What is desirable in a man is his
Or loyalty
And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.
23 The
Or reverence
av fear of the  Lord leads to life,
So that one may sleep aw satisfied
Lit not visited
ay untouched by evil.
24 The az sluggard buries his hand ba in the dish,
But will not even bring it back to his mouth.
25  bb Strike a scoffer and the
Lit simple
naive may become shrewd,
But bd reprove one who has understanding and he will
Lit discern
gain knowledge.
26 He bf who assaults his father and drives his mother away
Is a shameful and disgraceful son.
27 Cease listening, my son, to discipline,
And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice,
And the mouth of the wicked
Or swallows
bh spreads iniquity.
Gr Rods
Judgments are prepared for bj scoffers,
And bk blows for the back of fools.

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