New International Version
Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.
King James Bible
Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
Darby Bible Translation
Better is a poor [man] that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
World English Bible
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
Young's Literal Translation
Better is the poor walking in his integrity, Than the perverse in his lips, who is a fool.
Proverbs 19:1 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Better is the poor - The upright poor man is always to be preferred to the rich or self-sufficient fool.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
[This chapter is based on 2 Kings 5.] "Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honorable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valor, but he was a leper." Ben-hadad, king of Syria, had defeated the armies of Israel in the battle which resulted in the death of Ahab. Since that time the Syrians had maintained against Israel a constant border warfare, and in one of their raids they had carried away a …
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings
Second Journey through Galilee - the Healing of the Leper.
The Knowledge of God
I lead a blameless life; deliver me and be merciful to me.
Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.
The righteous lead blameless lives; blessed are their children after them.
Better the poor whose walk is blameless than the rich whose ways are perverse.
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