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Proverbs 19

Proverbs 19 King James Version (KJV)
1. Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.2. Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.3. The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.4. Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.5. A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape. unpunished: Heb. held innocent6. Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. him…: Heb. a man of gifts7. All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.8. He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good. wisdom: Heb. an heart9. A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.10. Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.11. The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. discretion: or, prudence12. The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.13. A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.14. House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.15. Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.16. He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.17. He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. that which…: or, his deed18. Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. for…: or, to his destruction: or, to cause him to die19. A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again. do: Heb. add20. Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.21. There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.22. The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.23. The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.24. A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.25. Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge. will beware: Heb. will be cunning26. He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.27. Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.28. An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity. An…: Heb. A witness of Belial29. Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
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