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Proverbs 19

Proverbs 19:1  
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

Proverbs 19:2  
It isn’t good to have zeal without knowledge, nor being hasty with one’s feet and missing the way.

Proverbs 19:3  
The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages against Yahweh.

Proverbs 19:4  
Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.

Proverbs 19:5  
A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free.

Proverbs 19:6  
Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.

Proverbs 19:7  
All the relatives of the poor shun him; how much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone.

Proverbs 19:8  
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.

Proverbs 19:9  
A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.

Proverbs 19:10  
Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Proverbs 19:11  
The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.

Proverbs 19:12  
The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 19:13  
A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife’s quarrels are a continual dripping.

Proverbs 19:14  
House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from Yahweh.

Proverbs 19:15  
Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep. The idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 19:16  
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, but he who is contemptuous in his ways shall die.

Proverbs 19:17  
He who has pity on the poor lends to Yahweh; he will reward him.

Proverbs 19:18  
Discipline your son, for there is hope; don’t be a willing party to his death.

Proverbs 19:19  
A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty, for if you rescue him, you must do it again.

Proverbs 19:20  
Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.

Proverbs 19:21  
There are many plans in a man’s heart, but Yahweh’s counsel will prevail.

Proverbs 19:22  
That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.

Proverbs 19:23  
The fear of Yahweh leads to life, then contentment; he rests and will not be touched by trouble.

Proverbs 19:24  
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 19:25  
Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.

Proverbs 19:26  
He who robs his father and drives away his mother is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.

Proverbs 19:27  
If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 19:28  
A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down iniquity.

Proverbs 19:29  
Penalties are prepared for scoffers, and beatings for the backs of fools.


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