Proverbs, Chapter 19

19:1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
19:2 Also, without knowledge the soul is not good; And he who hurries with his feet sins.
19:3 The foolishness of man subverts his way; And his heart frets against Yahweh.
19:4 Wealth adds many companions; But the poor is separated from his companion.
19:5 A false witness will not be unpunished; And he who utters lies will not escape.
19:6 Many will entreat the favor of the liberal man; And every man is a companion to him who gives gifts.
19:7 All the brothers of the poor hate him: How much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues [them with] words, [but] they are gone.
19:8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul: He who keeps understanding will find good.
19:9 A false witness will not be unpunished; And he who utters lies will perish.
19:10 Delicate living is not seemly for a fool; Much less for a slave to have rule over princes.
19:11 The discretion of man makes him slow to anger; And it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
19:12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; But his favor is as dew on the grass.
19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father; And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
19:14 House and riches are an inheritance from fathers; But a prudent wife is from Yahweh.
19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep; And the idle soul will suffer hunger.
19:16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul; [But] he who is careless of his ways will die.
19:17 He who has pity on the poor lends to Yahweh, And his good deed he will pay him again.
19:18 Chasten your son, seeing there is hope; And don't set your soul on his destruction.
19:19 A man of great wrath will bear the penalty; For if you deliver [him], you must do it yet again.
19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That you may be wise in your latter end.
19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; But the counsel of Yahweh, that will stand.
19:22 That which makes man to be desired is his kindness; And a poor man is better than a liar.
19:23 The fear of Yahweh, [leads] to life And he [who has it] will reside satisfied; He will not be visited with evil.
19:24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
19:25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; And reprove one who has understanding, [and] he will understand knowledge.
19:26 He who does violence to his father, and chases away his mother, Is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
19:27 Cease, my son, to hear instruction [Only] to err from the words of knowledge.
19:28 A worthless witness mocks at justice; And the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.
19:29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And stripes for the back of fools.

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