Proverbs 19
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Better is the Poor Man with Integrity

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1Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.1Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is crooked in speech and is a fool.1Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in 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.1Better a poor man who lives with integrity than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.
2Desire without knowledge is not good-- how much more will hasty feet miss the way!2Desire without knowledge is not good, and whoever makes haste with his feet misses his way.2Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.2Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.2Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily sins.
3A person's own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the LORD.3When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the LORD.3The foolishness of man ruins his way, And his heart rages against the LORD.3The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.3A man's own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4Wealth attracts many friends, but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.4Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.4Wealth adds many friends, But a poor man is separated from his friend.4Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.4Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend.
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5A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.5A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will not escape.5A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.5A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.5A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.
6Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.6Many seek the favor of a generous man, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.6Many will seek the favor of a generous man, And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.6Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.6Many seek a ruler's favor, and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.
7The poor are shunned by all their relatives-- how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.7All a poor man’s brothers hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but does not have them.7All the brothers of a poor man hate him; How much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.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.7All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends keep their distance from him! He may pursue them with words, but they are not there.
8The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.8Whoever gets sense loves his own soul; he who keeps understanding will discover good.8He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.8He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.8The one who acquires good sense loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success.
9A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.9A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.9A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish.9A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.9A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies perishes.
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10It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury-- how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!10It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury, much less for a slave to rule over princes.10Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.10Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.10Luxury is not appropriate for a fool-- how much less for a slave to rule over princes!
11A person's wisdom yields patience; it is to one's glory to overlook an offense.11Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.11A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.11The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.11A person's insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.
12A king's rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.12A king’s wrath is like the growling of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.12The king's wrath is like the roaring 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.12A king's rage is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
13A foolish child is a father's ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.13A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife’s quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.13A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.13A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.13A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a wife's nagging is an endless dripping.
14Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.14House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.14House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD.14House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.14A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife is from the LORD.
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15Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.15Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.15Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.15Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.15Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry.
16Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.16Whoever keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises his ways will die.16He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of conduct will die.16He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.16The one who keeps commands preserves himself; one who disregards his ways will die.
17Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.17Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.17One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He 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.17Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will give a reward to the lender.
18Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.18Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.18Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire his death.18Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.18Discipline your son while there is hope; don't be intent on killing him.
19A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty; rescue them, and you will have to do it again.19A man of great wrath will pay the penalty, for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.19A man of great anger will bear the penalty, For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.19A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.19A person with great anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you'll have to do it again.
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20Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.20Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.20Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.20Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.20Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise later in life.
21Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.21Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.21Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.21There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.21Many plans are in a man's heart, but the LORD's decree will prevail.
22What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.22What is desired in a man is steadfast love, and a poor man is better than a liar.22What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.22The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.22What is desirable in a man is his fidelity; better to be a poor man than a liar.
23The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.23The fear of the LORD leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.23The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.23The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.23The fear of the LORD leads to life; one will sleep at night without danger.
24A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!24The sluggard buries his hand in the dish and will not even bring it back to his mouth.24The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, But 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.24The slacker buries his hand in the bowl; he doesn't even bring it back to his mouth.
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25Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.25Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.25Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd, But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.25Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.25Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson; rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.
26Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings shame and disgrace.26He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and reproach.26He who assaults his father and drives his mother away Is a shameful and disgraceful son.26He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.26The one who assaults his father and evicts his mother is a disgraceful and shameful son.
27Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.27Cease to hear instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.27Cease listening, my son, to discipline, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.27Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.27If you stop listening to correction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.28A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.28A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity.28An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.28A worthless witness mocks justice, and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.
29Penalties are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.29Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and beating for the backs of fools.29Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.29Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.29Judgments are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.



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