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Proverbs 19 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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On Life and Conduct

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:1 - Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity
Than he who is perverse in [fn]speech and is a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:2 - Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge,
And he who hurries [fn]his footsteps [fn]errs.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:3 - The foolishness of man ruins his way,
And his heart rages against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:4 - Wealth adds many friends,
But a poor man is separated from his friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:5 - A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who [fn]tells lies will not escape.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:6 - Many will seek the favor of a [fn]generous man,
And every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 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 [fn]gone.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:8 - He who gets [fn]wisdom loves his own soul;
He who keeps understanding will find good.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:9 - A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who [fn]tells lies will perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:10 - Luxury is not fitting for a fool;
Much less for a slave to rule over princes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:11 - A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger,
And it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:12 - The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,
But his favor is like dew on the grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:13 - A foolish son is destruction to his father,
And the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:14 - House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers,
But a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:15 - Laziness casts into a deep sleep,
And an idle [fn]man will suffer hunger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:16 - He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul,
But he who [fn]is careless of [fn]conduct will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:17 - One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD,
And He will repay him for his [fn]good deed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:18 - Discipline your son while there is hope,
And do not desire [fn]his death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:19 - A man of great anger will bear the penalty,
For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:20 - Listen to counsel and accept discipline,
That you may be wise [fn]the rest of your days.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:21 - Many plans are in a man’s heart,
But the counsel of the LORD will stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:22 - What is desirable in a man is his [fn]kindness,
And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:23 - The [fn]fear of the LORD leads to life,
So that one may sleep satisfied, [fn]untouched by evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:24 - The sluggard buries his hand in the dish,
But will not even bring it back to his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:25 - Strike a scoffer and the [fn]naive may become shrewd,
But reprove one who has understanding and he will [fn]gain knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:26 - He who assaults his father and drives his mother away
Is a shameful and disgraceful son.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:27 - Cease listening, my son, to discipline,
And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:28 - A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice,
And the mouth of the wicked [fn]spreads iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:29 - [fn]Judgments are prepared for scoffers,
And blows for the back of fools.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: his lips
Literally: with his feet
Literally: sins
Literally: breathes
Or, noble
Literally: not
Literally: heart
Literally: breathes
Literally: soul
Literally: despises
Literally: ways
Or, benefits
Literally: causing him to die
Literally: in your latter end
Or, loyalty
Or, reverence
Literally: not visited
Literally: simple
Literally: discern
Or, swallows
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