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  Proverbs 19 - Holman Christian Standard Bible® HCSB

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 integrity than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.   2Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily[L] 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 friends keep their distance from him! He may pursue them with words, but they are not there.[M]   8The one who acquires good sense[N] 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] his ways will die.   17Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord, and He will give a reward to the lender.[P]   18Discipline your son while there is hope; don’t be intent on killing him.[Q]   19A person with great anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you’ll have to do it again.     20Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise later in life.[R]   21Many 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] 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 mother is 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.
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