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Prov. 19 :1 19:1 aBetter is a poor man who walks in his integrity
Than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
Prov. 19 :2 19:2 Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge,
And he who makes haste with his feet sins.
Prov. 19 :3 19:3 The foolishness of a man subverts his way,
And his heart is indignant toward Jehovah.
Prov. 19 :4 19:4 Wealth adds many friends,
But the poor man is separated from his friend.
Prov. 19 :5 19:5 aA false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who utters lies will not escape.
Prov. 19 :6 19:6 Many will entreat the favor of the generous man,
And every man is a friend to one who gives gifts.
Prov. 19 :7 19:7 All the brothers of the poor man hate him;
How much more do his friends go far from him!
He pursues them with words, but they are not there.
Prov. 19 :8 19:8 He who acquires sense loves his own soul;
He who keeps understanding will find good.
Prov. 19 :9 19:9 A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who utters lies will perish.
Prov. 19 :10 19:10 Delicate living is not fitting for a fool;
Much less for a servant to rule over princes.
Prov. 19 :11 19:11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger,
And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
Prov. 19 :12 19:12 The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,
But his favor is like dew upon the grass.
Prov. 19 :13 19:13 A foolish son is the ruin of his father,
And the acontentions of a wife are a continual dripping.
Prov. 19 :14 19:14 House and awealth are an inheritance from fathers,
But a prudent bwife is from Jehovah.
Prov. 19 :15 19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep,
And the idle soul will suffer hunger.
Prov. 19 :16 19:16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul;
He who is careless of his ways will die.
Prov. 19 :17 19:17 He who has pity upon a apoor man blends to Jehovah,
And He will repay him for his good deed.
Prov. 19 :18 19:18 aDiscipline your son, for there is hope;
But do not set your heart on destroying him.
Prov. 19 :19 19:19 A man of great awrath will bear the penalty;
For if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
Prov. 19 :20 19:20 Listen to counsel, and receive instruction,
That you may be wise at the end of your days.
Prov. 19 :21 19:21 There are many devices in a man’s heart,
But it is the acounsel of Jehovah that will stand.
Prov. 19 :22 19:22 What is desirable in a man is his kindness,
And a poor man is better than a liar.
Prov. 19 :23 19:23 The afear of Jehovah leads to life,
And he who has it will lodge in contentment;
He will not be visited with evil.
Prov. 19 :24 19:24 The asluggard buries his hand in the dish,
And will not even bring it back to his mouth.
Prov. 19 :25 19:25 Strike a scorner, and the simple will learn prudence;
And reprove one who has understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
Prov. 19 :26 19:26 He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother
Is a son that causes shame and brings reproach.
Prov. 19 :27 19:27 Cease listening, my son, to instruction,
And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Prov. 19 :28 19:28 A worthless witness mocks justice,
And the mouth of the wicked swallows up iniquity.
Prov. 19 :29 19:29 Judgments are prepared for scorners,
And blows for the back of fools.
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