Proverbs 19:1
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New International Version
Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.

New Living Translation
Better to be poor and honest than to be dishonest and a fool.

English Standard Version
Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.

New American Standard Bible
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.

King James Bible
Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Better a poor man who lives with integrity than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.

International Standard Version
A poor man who walks blamelessly is better than a fool who speaks perversely.

NET Bible
Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his speech and is a fool.

New Heart English Bible
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Better is the poor that walks in integrity than the rich that perverts his ways.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Better to be a poor person who lives innocently than to be one who talks dishonestly and is a fool.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and a fool at the same time.

New American Standard 1977
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity
            Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Better is the poor that walks in his integrity than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

King James 2000 Bible
Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

American King James Version
Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

American Standard Version
Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better is the poor man, that walketh in his simplicity, than a rich man that is perverse in his lips, and unwise.

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.

English Revised Version
Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity than he that perverse in his lips and is a fool.

Webster's Bible Translation
Better is the poor 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.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
19:1 A poor man who fears God, is more honourable and happy, than a man without wisdom and grace, however rich or advanced in rank. 2. What good can the soul do, if without knowledge? And he sins who will not take time to ponder the path of his feet.
Study Bible
Better is the Poor Man with Integrity
1Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool. 2Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.…
Cross References
Psalm 26:11
But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; Redeem me, and be gracious to me.

Proverbs 4:24
Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.

Proverbs 14:2
He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.

Proverbs 20:7
A righteous man who walks in his integrity-- How blessed are his sons after him.

Proverbs 28:6
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.
Treasury of Scripture

Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

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1 Samuel 25:17,25 Now therefore know and consider what you will do; for evil is determined …

Isaiah 59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; …

Matthew 12:31-34 Why I say to you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven to men…

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