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Proverbs 19 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:1 - Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a man who is perverse in speech, and is a fool.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:2 - It is not good for a man to be without knowledge, and he who makes haste with his feet misses his way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:3 - When a man's folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:4 - Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:5 - A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who utters lies will not escape.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:6 - Many seek the favor of a generous man, and every one is a friend to a man who gives gifts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:7 - All a poor man's brothers hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but does not have them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:8 - He who gets wisdom loves himself; he who keeps understanding will prosper.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:9 - A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who utters lies will perish.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:10 - It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury, much less for a slave to rule over princes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:11 - Good sense makes a man slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:12 - A king's wrath is like the growling of a lion, but his favor is like dew upon the grass.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:13 - A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:14 - House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:15 - Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:16 - He who keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises the word will die.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:17 - He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:18 - Discipline your son while there is hope; do not set your heart on his destruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:19 - A man of great wrath will pay the penalty; for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:20 - Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:21 - Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will be established.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:22 - What is desired in a man is loyalty, and a poor man is better than a liar.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:23 - The fear of the LORD leads to life; and he who has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:24 - The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, and will not even bring it back to his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:25 - Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:26 - He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:27 - Cease, my son, to hear instruction only to stray from the words of knowledge.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:28 - A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 19:29 - Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and flogging for the backs of fools.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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