Holman Christian Standard Bible®
Proverbes 19, Proverbi 19, Proverbios 19, Provérbios 19, Spreuken 19, Sprüche 19, Книга Притчі 19, Книга притчей Соломоновых 19, سفر الأمثال 19, 箴言 19, 잠언 19, Ordspråksboken 19
1Better a poor man who lives with integritythan someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.2Even zeal is not good without knowledge,and the one who acts hastily[L]19:2 Lit who is hasty with feet sins.3A man’s own foolishness leads him astray,yet his heart rages against the Lord.4Wealth attracts many friends,but a poor man is separated from his friend.5A false witness will not go unpunished,and one who utters lies will not escape.6Many seek a ruler’s favor,and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.7All the brothers of a poor man hate him;how much more do his friendskeep their distance from him!He may pursue them with words,but they are not there.[M]19:7 Hb uncertain8The one who acquires good sense[N]19:8 Lit acquires a heart loves himself;one who safeguards understanding finds success.9A false witness will not go unpunished,and one who utters lies perishes.10Luxury is not appropriate for a fool—how much less for a slave to rule over princes!11A person’s insight gives him patience,and his virtue is to overlook an offense.12A king’s rage is like the roaring of a lion,but his favor is like dew on the grass.13A foolish son is his father’s ruin,and a wife’s nagging is an endless dripping.14A house and wealth are inherited from fathers,but a sensible wife is from the Lord.15Laziness induces deep sleep,and a lazy person will go hungry.16The one who keeps commands preserves himself;one who disregards[O]19:16 Or despises, or treats lightly his ways will die.17Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord,and He will give a reward to the lender.[P]19:17 Lit to him18Discipline your son while there is hope;don’t be intent on killing him.[Q]19:18 Lit don’t lift up your soul to his death19A person with great anger bears the penalty;if you rescue him, you’ll have to do it again.20Listen to counsel and receive instructionso that you may be wise later in life.[R]19:20 Lit in your end21Many plans are in a man’s heart,but the Lord’s decree will prevail.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;one will sleep at night[S]19:23 Lit will spend the night satisfied without danger.24The slacker buries his hand in the bowl;he doesn’t even bring it back to his mouth.25Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson;rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.26The one who assaults his father and evicts his motheris a disgraceful and shameful son.27If you stop listening to correction, my son,you will stray from the words of knowledge.28A worthless witness mocks justice,and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.29Judgments are prepared for mockers,and beatings for the backs of fools.