Proverbs 19:22
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New International Version
What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.

New Living Translation
Loyalty makes a person attractive. It is better to be poor than dishonest.

English Standard Version
What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.

New American Standard Bible
What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.

King James Bible
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What is desirable in a man is his fidelity; better to be a poor man than a liar.

International Standard Version
Human beings long for grace, and it's better to be poor than a man of deceit.

NET Bible
What is desirable for a person is to show loyal love, and a poor person is better than a liar.

New Heart English Bible
That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
The desire of a man is his favor, and the poor man is better than a rich man who lies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Loyalty is desirable in a person, and it is better to be poor than a liar.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The lust of a man is his shame; And a poor man is better than a liar.

New American Standard 1977
What is desirable in a man is his kindness,
            And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Contentment is unto men to show mercy, but it is better to do it unto the poor than to the liar.

King James 2000 Bible
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

American King James Version
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

American Standard Version
That which maketh a man to be desired is his kindness; And a poor man is better than a liar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A needy man is merciful: and better is the poor than the lying man.

Darby Bible Translation
The charm of a man is his kindness; and a poor [man] is better than a liar.

English Revised Version
The desire of a man is the measure of his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

Webster's Bible Translation
The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.

World English Bible
That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.

Young's Literal Translation
The desirableness of a man is his kindness, And better is the poor than a liar.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
19:19. The spared and spoiled child is likely to become a man of great wrath. 20. Those that would be wise in their latter end, must be taught and ruled when young. 21. What should we desire, but that all our purposes may agree with God's holy will? 22. It is far better to have a heart to do good, and want ability for it, than to have ability for it, and want a heart to it. 23. Those that live in the fear of God, shall get safety, satisfaction, and true and complete happiness. 24. Indolence, when indulged, so grows upon people, that they have no heart to do the most needful things for themselves. 25. A gentle rebuke goes farthest with a man of understanding. 26. The young man who wastes his father's substance, or makes his aged mother destitute, is hateful, and will come to disgrace.
Study Bible
Better is the Poor Man with Integrity
21Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand. 22What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar. 23The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.…
Cross References
Proverbs 19:21
Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.

Proverbs 19:23
The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
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