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

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

Darby Bible Translation
The charm 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.

Proverbs 19:22 Parallel
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There are many devices, etc. - The same sentiment as in Proverbs 16:1 (note), where see the note.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


1 Chronicles 29:2,3,17 Now I have prepared with all my might for the house of my God the gold for things to be made of gold, and the silver for things of silver...

2 Chronicles 6:8 But the LORD said to David my father, For as much as it was in your heart to build an house for my name...

Mark 12:41-44 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much...

Mark 14:6-8 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble you her? she has worked a good work on me...

2 Corinthians 8:2,3,12 How that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded to the riches of their liberality...


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

Job 6:15 My brothers have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the stream of brooks they pass away;

Job 17:5 He that speaks flattery to his friends, even the eyes of his children shall fail.

Psalm 62:9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie: to be laid in the balance...

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

[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.
A DAY and an evening such as of that Sabbath of healing in Capernaum must, with reverence be it written, have been followed by what opens the next section. [2299] To the thoughtful observer there is such unbroken harmony in the Life of Jesus, such accord of the inward and outward, as to carry instinctive conviction of the truth of its record. It was, so to speak, an inward necessity that the God-Man, when brought into contact with disease and misery, whether from physical or supernatural causes,
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

The Knowledge of God
'The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.' I Sam 2:2. Glorious things are spoken of God; he transcends our thoughts, and the praises of angels. God's glory lies chiefly in his attributes, which are the several beams by which the divine nature shines forth. Among other of his orient excellencies, this is not the least, The Lord is a God of knowledge; or as the Hebrew word is, A God of knowledges.' Through the bright mirror of his own essence, he has a full idea and cognisance
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Christian Meekness
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth Matthew 5:5 We are now got to the third step leading in the way to blessedness, Christian meekness. Blessed are the meek'. See how the Spirit of God adorns the hidden man of the heart, with multiplicity of graces! The workmanship of the Holy Ghost is not only curious, but various. It makes the heart meek, pure, peaceable etc. The graces therefore are compared to needlework, which is different and various in its flowers and colours (Psalm 45:14).
Thomas Watson—The Beatitudes: An Exposition of Matthew 5:1-12

Cross References
Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.

Proverbs 19:23
The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

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