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. 1Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
2It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices. 2Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
3A person's folly subverts his way, and his heart rages against the LORD. 3The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
4Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend. 4Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
5A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will not escape punishment. 5A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
6Many people entreat the favor of a generous person, and everyone is the friend of the person who gives gifts. 6Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
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. 7All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
8The one who acquires wisdom loves himself; the one who preserves understanding will prosper. 8He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
9A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will perish. 9A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
10Luxury is not appropriate for a fool; how much less for a servant to rule over princes! 10Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
11A person's wisdom makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense. 11The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
12A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass. 12The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
13A foolish child is the ruin of his father, and a contentious wife is like a constant dripping. 13A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
14A house and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD. 14House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15Laziness brings on a deep sleep, and the idle person will go hungry. 15Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
16The one who obeys commandments guards his life; the one who despises his ways will die. 16He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
17The one who is gracious to the poor lends to the LORD, and the LORD will repay him for his good deed. 17He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
18Discipline your child, for there is hope, but do not set your heart on causing his death. 18Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
19A person with great anger bears the penalty, but if you deliver him from it once, you will have to do it again. 19A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
20Listen to advice and receive discipline, that you may become wise by the end of your life. 20Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
21There are many plans in a person's mind, but it is the counsel of the LORD which will stand. 21There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
22What is desirable for a person is to show loyal love, and a poor person is better than a liar. 22The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
23Fearing the LORD leads to life, and one who does so will live satisfied; he will not be afflicted by calamity. 23The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
24The sluggard plunges his hand in the dish, and he will not even bring it back to his mouth! 24A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
25Flog a scorner, and as a result the simpleton will learn prudence; correct a discerning person, and as a result he will understand knowledge. 25Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
26The one who robs his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace. 26He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
27If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will stray from the words of knowledge. 27Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
28A crooked witness scorns justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity. 28An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
29Judgments are prepared for scorners, and floggings for the backs of fools. 29Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
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