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Proverbs 19 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:1 - Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity than one who is perverse in his speech and is a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:2 - It is dangerous to have zeal without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily makes poor choices.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:3 - A person's folly subverts his way, and his heart rages against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:4 - Wealth adds many friends, but a poor person is separated from his friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:5 - A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will not escape punishment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:6 - Many people entreat the favor of a generous person, and everyone is the friend of the person who gives gifts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:7 - All the relatives of a poor person hate him; how much more do his friends avoid him - he pursues them with words, but they do not respond.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:8 - The one who acquires wisdom loves himself; the one who preserves understanding will prosper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:9 - A false witness will not go unpunished, and the one who spouts out lies will perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:10 - Luxury is not appropriate for a fool; how much less for a servant to rule over princes!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:11 - A person's wisdom makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:12 - A king's wrath is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:13 - A foolish child is the ruin of his father, and a contentious wife is like a constant dripping.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:14 - A house and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:15 - Laziness brings on a deep sleep, and the idle person will go hungry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:16 - The one who obeys commandments guards his life; the one who despises his ways will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:17 - The one who is gracious to the poor lends to the LORD, and the LORD will repay him for his good deed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:18 - Discipline your child, for there is hope, but do not set your heart on causing his death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:19 - A person with great anger bears the penalty, but if you deliver him from it once, you will have to do it again.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:20 - Listen to advice and receive discipline, that you may become wise by the end of your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:21 - There are many plans in a person's mind, but it is the counsel of the LORD which will stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:22 - What is desirable for a person is to show loyal love, and a poor person is better than a liar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:23 - Fearing the LORD leads to life, and one who does so will live satisfied; he will not be afflicted by calamity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:24 - The sluggard plunges his hand in the dish, and he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:25 - Flog a scorner, and as a result the simpleton will learn prudence; correct a discerning person, and as a result he will understand knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:26 - The one who robs his father and chases away his mother is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:27 - If you stop listening to instruction, my child, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:28 - A crooked witness scorns justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:29 - Judgments are prepared for scorners, and floggings for the backs of fools.

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