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Proverbs 19 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Better the poor whose walk is blameless than a fool whose lips are perverse.

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Desire without knowledge is not good— how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

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A person’s own folly leads to their ruin, yet their heart rages against the LORD.

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Wealth attracts many friends, but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.

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A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will not go free.

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Many curry favor with a ruler, and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.

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The poor are shunned by all their relatives— how much more do their friends avoid them! Though the poor pursue them with pleading, they are nowhere to be found.[fn]

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The one who gets wisdom loves life; the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.

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A false witness will not go unpunished, and whoever pours out lies will perish.

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A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.

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A king’s rage is like the roar of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

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A foolish child is a father’s ruin, and a quarrelsome wife is like the constant dripping of a leaky roof.

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Houses and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

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Laziness brings on deep sleep, and the shiftless go hungry.

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Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life, but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.

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Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.

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Discipline your children, for in that there is hope; do not be a willing party to their death.

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A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty; rescue them, and you will have to do it again.

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Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.

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Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails.

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What a person desires is unfailing love[fn]; better to be poor than a liar.

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The fear of the LORD leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

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A sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not even bring it back to his mouth!

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Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.

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Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother is a child who brings shame and disgrace.

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Stop listening to instruction, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.

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A corrupt witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.

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