Proverbs 19
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1Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his speech and is a fool. 1טֽוֹב־ רָ֭שׁ הוֹלֵ֣ךְ בְּתֻמּ֑וֹ מֵעִקֵּ֥שׁ שְׂ֝פָתָ֗יו וְה֣וּא כְסִֽיל׃
2It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices. 2גַּ֤ם בְּלֹא־ דַ֣עַת נֶ֣פֶשׁ לֹא־ ט֑וֹב וְאָ֖ץ בְּרַגְלַ֣יִם חוֹטֵֽא׃
3A person's folly subverts his way, and his heart rages against the LORD. 3אִוֶּ֣לֶת אָ֭דָם תְּסַלֵּ֣ף דַּרְכּ֑וֹ וְעַל־ יְ֝הוָ֗ה יִזְעַ֥ף לִבּֽוֹ׃
4Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend. 4ה֗וֹן יֹ֭סִיף רֵעִ֣ים רַבִּ֑ים וְ֝דָ֗ל מֵרֵ֥עהוּ‪‬ יִפָּרֵֽד׃
5A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will not escape punishment. 5עֵ֣ד שְׁ֭קָרִים לֹ֣א יִנָּקֶ֑ה וְיָפִ֥יחַ כְּ֝זָבִ֗ים לֹ֣א יִמָּלֵֽט׃
6Many people entreat the favor of a generous person, and everyone is the friend of the person who gives gifts. 6רַ֭בִּים יְחַלּ֣וּ פְנֵֽי־ נָדִ֑יב וְכָל־ הָ֝רֵ֗עַ לְאִ֣ישׁ מַתָּֽן׃
7All the relatives of a poor person hate him; how much more do his friends avoid him--he pursues them with words, but they do not respond. 7כָּ֥ל אֲחֵי־ רָ֨שׁ ׀ שְֽׂנֵאֻ֗הוּ אַ֤ף כִּ֣י מְ֭רֵעֵהוּ רָחֲק֣וּ מִמֶּ֑נּוּ מְרַדֵּ֖ף אֲמָרִ֣ים [לא־] (לוֹ־) הֵֽמָּה׃
8The one who acquires wisdom loves himself; the one who preserves understanding will prosper. 8קֹֽנֶה־ לֵּ֭ב אֹהֵ֣ב נַפְשׁ֑וֹ שֹׁמֵ֥ר תְּ֝בוּנָ֗ה לִמְצֹא־ טֽוֹב׃
9A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will perish. 9עֵ֣ד שְׁ֭קָרִים לֹ֣א יִנָּקֶ֑ה וְיָפִ֖יחַ כְּזָבִ֣ים יֹאבֵֽד׃ פ
10Luxury is not appropriate for a fool; how much less for a servant to rule over princes! 10לֹֽא־ נָאוֶ֣ה לִכְסִ֣יל תַּעֲנ֑וּג אַ֝֗ף כִּֽי־ לְעֶ֤בֶד ׀ מְשֹׁ֬ל בְּשָׂרִֽים׃
11A person's wisdom makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. 11שֵׂ֣כֶל אָ֭דָם הֶאֱרִ֣יךְ אַפּ֑וֹ וְ֝תִפאַרְתּ֗וֹ‪‬ עֲבֹ֣ר עַל־ פָּֽשַׁע׃
12A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass. 12נַ֣הַם כַּ֭כְּפִיר זַ֣עַף מֶ֑לֶךְ וּכְטַ֖ל עַל־ עֵ֣שֶׂב רְצוֹנֽוֹ׃
13A foolish child is the ruin of his father, and a contentious wife is like a constant dripping. 13הַוֺּ֣ת לְ֭אָבִיו בֵּ֣ן כְּסִ֑יל וְדֶ֥לֶף טֹ֝רֵ֗ד מִדְיְנֵ֥י אִשָּֽׁה׃
14A house and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. 14בַּ֣יִת וָ֭הוֹן נַחֲלַ֣ת אָב֑וֹת וּ֝מֵיְהוָ֗ה אִשָּׁ֥ה מַשְׂכָּֽלֶת׃
15Laziness brings on a deep sleep, and the idle person will go hungry. 15עַ֭צְלָה תַּפִּ֣יל תַּרְדֵּמָ֑ה וְנֶ֖פֶשׁ רְמִיָּ֣ה תִרְעָֽב׃
16The one who obeys commandments guards his life; the one who despises his ways will die. 16שֹׁמֵ֣ר מִ֭צְוָה שֹׁמֵ֣ר נַפְשׁ֑וֹ בּוֹזֵ֖ה דְרָכָ֣יו [יומת] (יָמֽוּת׃)
17The one who is gracious to the poor lends to the LORD, and the LORD will repay him for his good deed. 17מַלְוֵ֣ה יְ֭הוָה ח֣וֹנֵֽן דָּ֑ל וּ֝גְמֻל֗וֹ יְשַׁלֶּם־ לֽוֹ׃
18Discipline your child, for there is hope, but do not set your heart on causing his death. 18יַסֵּ֣ר בִּ֭נְךָ כִּי־ יֵ֣שׁ תִּקְוָ֑ה וְאֶל־ הֲ֝מִית֗וֹ אַל־ תִּשָּׂ֥א נַפְשֶֽׁךָ׃
19A person with great anger bears the penalty, but if you deliver him from it once, you will have to do it again. 19[גרל־] (גְּֽדָל־) חֵ֭מָה נֹ֣שֵׂא עֹ֑נֶשׁ כִּ֥י אִם־ תַּ֝צִּ֗יל וְע֣וֹד תּוֹסִֽף׃
20Listen to advice and receive discipline, that you may become wise by the end of your life. 20שְׁמַ֣ע עֵ֭צָה וְקַבֵּ֣ל מוּסָ֑ר לְ֝מַ֗עַן תֶּחְכַּ֥ם בְּאַחֲרִיתֶֽךָ׃
21There are many plans in a person's mind, but it is the counsel of the LORD which will stand. 21רַבּ֣וֹת מַחֲשָׁב֣וֹת בְּלֶב־ אִ֑ישׁ וַעֲצַ֥ת יְ֝הוָ֗ה הִ֣יא תָקֽוּם׃
22What is desirable for a person is to show loyal love, and a poor person is better than a liar. 22תַּאֲוַ֣ת אָדָ֣ם חַסְדּ֑וֹ וְטֽוֹב־ רָ֝שׁ מֵאִ֥ישׁ כָּזָֽב׃
23Fearing the LORD leads to life, and one who does so will live satisfied; he will not be afflicted by calamity. 23יִרְאַ֣ת יְהוָ֣ה לְחַיִּ֑ים וְשָׂבֵ֥עַ יָ֝לִ֗ין בַּל־ יִפָּ֥קֶד רָֽע׃
24The sluggard plunges his hand in the dish, and he will not even bring it back to his mouth! 24טָ֘מַ֤ן עָצֵ֣ל יָ֭דוֹ בַּצַּלָּ֑חַת גַּם־ אֶל־ פִּ֝֗יהוּ לֹ֣א יְשִׁיבֶֽנָּה׃
25Flog a scorner, and as a result the simpleton will learn prudence; correct a discerning person, and as a result he will understand knowledge. 25לֵ֣ץ תַּ֭כֶּה וּפֶ֣תִי יַעְרִ֑ם וְהוֹכִ֥יחַ לְ֝נָב֗וֹן יָבִ֥ין דָּֽעַת׃
26The one who robs his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace. 26מְֽשַׁדֶּד־ אָ֭ב יַבְרִ֣יחַ אֵ֑ם בֵּ֝֗ן מֵבִ֥ישׁ וּמַחְפִּֽיר׃
27If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will stray from the words of knowledge. 27חַֽדַל־ בְּ֭נִי‪‬ לִשְׁמֹ֣עַ מוּסָ֑ר לִ֝שְׁג֗וֹת מֵֽאִמְרֵי־ דָֽעַת׃
28A crooked witness scorns justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity. 28עֵ֣ד בְּ֭לִיַּעַל יָלִ֣יץ מִשְׁפָּ֑ט וּפִ֥י רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים יְבַלַּע־ אָֽוֶן׃
29Judgments are prepared for scorners, and floggings for the backs of fools. 29נָכ֣וֹנוּ לַלֵּצִ֣ים שְׁפָטִ֑ים וּ֝מַהֲלֻמ֗וֹת לְגֵ֣ו כְּסִילִֽים׃
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