Proverbs 19
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1Better [is] the poor walking in his integrity, "" Than the perverse [in] his lips—who [is] a fool.

2Also, without knowledge the soul [is] not good, "" And the hasty in feet is sinning.

3The folly of man perverts his way, "" And his heart is angry against YHWH.

4Wealth adds many friends, "" And the poor is separated from his neighbor.

5A false witness is not acquitted, "" Whoever breathes out lies is not delivered.

6Many beg the face of the noble, "" And all have made friendship to a man of gifts.

7All the brothers of the poor have hated him, "" Surely his friends have also been far from him, "" He is pursuing words—they are not!

8Whoever is getting heart is loving his soul, "" He is keeping understanding to find good.

9A false witness is not acquitted, "" And whoever breathes out lies perishes.

10Luxury is not fitting for a fool, "" Much less for a servant to rule among princes.

11The wisdom of a man has deferred his anger, "" And his glory [is] to pass over transgression.

12The wrath of a king [is] a growl as of a young lion, "" And his goodwill as dew on the herb.

13A foolish son [is] a calamity to his father, "" And the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping.

14House and wealth [are] the inheritance of fathers, "" And an understanding wife [is] from YHWH.

15Sloth causes deep sleep to fall, "" And an indolent soul hungers.

16Whoever is keeping the command is keeping his soul, "" Whoever is despising His ways dies.

17Whoever is lending [to] YHWH is favoring the poor, "" And He repays his deed to him.

18Discipline your son, for there is hope, "" And do not lift up your soul to put him to death.

19A man of great wrath is bearing punishment, "" For if you deliver, yet again you add.

20Hear counsel and receive instruction, "" So that you are wise in your latter end.

21The purposes in a man’s heart [are] many, "" And the counsel of YHWH—it stands.

22The desirableness of a man [is] his kindness, "" And the poor [is] better than a liar.

23The fear of YHWH [is] to life, "" And he remains satisfied—he is not charged with evil.

24The slothful has hidden his hand in a dish, "" Even to his mouth he does not bring it back.

25Strike a scorner, and the simple acts prudently, "" And give reproof to the intelligent, "" He understands knowledge.

26Whoever is spoiling a father causes a mother to flee, "" A son causing shame, and bringing confusion.

27Cease, my son, to hear instruction—To err from sayings of knowledge.

28A worthless witness scorns judgment, "" And the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.

29Judgments have been prepared for scorners, "" And stripes for the back of fools!

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Proverbs 18
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