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Proverbs 19


On Life and Conduct

Proverbs 19:1   Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.
Proverbs 19:2   Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, And he who hurries his footsteps errs.
Proverbs 19:3   The foolishness of man ruins his way, And his heart rages against the LORD.
Proverbs 19:4   Wealth adds many friends, But a poor man is separated from his friend.
Proverbs 19:5   A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.
Proverbs 19:6   Many will seek the favor of a generous man, And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.
Proverbs 19:7   All the brothers of a poor man hate him; How much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.
Proverbs 19:8   He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; He who keeps understanding will find good.
Proverbs 19:9   A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish.
Proverbs 19:10   Luxury is not fitting for a fool; Much less for a slave to rule over princes.
Proverbs 19:11   A man's discretion makes him slow to anger, And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
Proverbs 19:12   The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, But his favor is like dew on the grass.
Proverbs 19:13   A foolish son is destruction to his father, And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.
Proverbs 19:14   House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, But a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Proverbs 19:15   Laziness casts into a deep sleep, And an idle man will suffer hunger.
Proverbs 19:16   He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, But he who is careless of conduct will die.
Proverbs 19:17   One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD, And He will repay him for his good deed.
Proverbs 19:18   Discipline your son while there is hope, And do not desire his death.
Proverbs 19:19   A man of great anger will bear the penalty, For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.
Proverbs 19:20   Listen to counsel and accept discipline, That you may be wise the rest of your days.
Proverbs 19:21   Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the LORD will stand.
Proverbs 19:22   What is desirable in a man is his kindness, And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.
Proverbs 19:23   The fear of the LORD leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
Proverbs 19:24   The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, But will not even bring it back to his mouth.
Proverbs 19:25   Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd, But reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.
Proverbs 19:26   He who assaults his father and drives his mother away Is a shameful and disgraceful son.
Proverbs 19:27   Cease listening, my son, to discipline, And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Proverbs 19:28   A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice, And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity.
Proverbs 19:29   Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.
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