NASB — Proverbs 19 — KJV

On Life and Conduct

  1 aBetter is a poor man who bwalks in his integrity
  Than he who is perverse in Ispeech and is a fool.
  2 Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge,
  And he who hurries Iahis footsteps IIerrs.
  3 The afoolishness of man ruins his way,
  And his heart brages against the LORD.
  4 aWealth adds many friends,
  But a poor man is separated from his friend.
  5 A afalse witness will not go unpunished,
  And he who Ibtells lies will not escape.
  6 aMany will seek the favor of a Igenerous man,
  And every man is a friend to him who bgives gifts.
  7 All the brothers of a poor man hate him;
  How much more do his afriends abandon him!
  He bpursues [them with] words, [but] they are Igone.
  8 He who gets Iwisdom loves his own soul;
  He who keeps understanding will afind good.
  9 A afalse witness will not go unpunished,
  And he who Itells lies will perish.
  10 Luxury is anot fitting for a fool;
  Much less for a bslave to rule over princes.
  11 A man’s adiscretion makes him slow to anger,
  And it is his glory bto overlook a transgression.
  12 The aking’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion,
  But his favor is like bdew on the grass.
  13 A afoolish son is destruction to his father,
  And the bcontentions of a wife are a constant dripping.
  14 House and wealth are an ainheritance from fathers,
  But a prudent wife is from the LORD.
  15 aLaziness casts into a deep sleep,
  And an idle Iman will suffer hunger.
  16 He who akeeps the commandment keeps his soul,
  [But] he who Iis careless of IIconduct will die.
  17 One who ais gracious to a poor man lends to the LORD,
  And He will repay him for his Ibgood deed.
  18 aDiscipline your son while there is hope,
  And do not desire Ihis death.
  19 [A man of] great anger will bear the penalty,
  For if you rescue [him], you will only have to do it again.
  20 aListen to counsel and accept discipline,
  That you may be wise Ithe rest of your days.
  21 Many aplans are in a man’s heart,
  But the bcounsel of the LORD will stand.
  22 What is desirable in a man is his Ikindness,
  And [it is] better to be a poor man than a liar.
  23 The Iafear of the LORD [leads] to life,
  So that one may sleep bsatisfied, IIcuntouched by evil.
  24 The asluggard buries his hand bin the dish,
  [But] will not even bring it back to his mouth.
  25 aStrike a scoffer and the Inaive may become shrewd,
  But breprove one who has understanding and he will IIgain knowledge.
  26 He awho assaults [his] father [and] drives [his] mother away
  Is a shameful and disgraceful son.
  27 Cease listening, my son, to discipline,
  [And you will] stray from the words of knowledge.
  28 A rascally witness makes a mockery of justice,
  And the mouth of the wicked Iaspreads iniquity.
  29 IJudgments are prepared for ascoffers,
  And bblows for the back of fools.

[1] ILit his lips aPv 28:6 bPs 26:11; Pv 14:2; 20:7
[2] ILit with his feet IILit sins aPv 21:5; 28:20; 29:20
[3] aPv 11:3 bIs 8:21
[4] aPv 14:20
[5] ILit breathes aEx 23:1; Dt 19:16-19; Pv 19:9; 21:28 bPv 6:19
[6] IOr noble aPv 29:26 bPv 18:16; 21:14
[7] ILit not aPs 38:11 bPv 18:23
[8] ILit heart aPv 16:20
[9] ILit breathes aPv 19:5; Dn 6:24
[10] aPv 17:7; 26:1; Ec 10:6, 7 bPv 30:22
[11] aPv 14:29; 16:32 bMt 5:44; Ep 4:32; Col 3:13
[12] aPv 16:14 bGn 27:28; Dt 33:28; Ps 133:3; Ho 14:5; Mi 5:7
[13] aPv 17:25 bPv 21:9, 19; 27:15
[14] a2Co 12:14
[15] ILit soul aPv 6:9, 10; 24:33
[16] ILit despises IILit ways aPv 13:13; 16:17; Lk 10:28; 11:28
[17] IOr benefits aDt 15:7, 8; Pv 14:31; 28:27; Ec 11:1, 2; Mt 10:42; 25:40; 2Co 9:6-8; He 6:10 bPv 12:14; Lk 6:38
[18] ILit causing him to die aPv 13:24; 23:13; 29:15, 17
[20] ILit in your latter end aPv 4:1; 8:33; 12:15
[21] aPv 16:1, 9 bPs 33:10, 11; Is 14:26, 27
[22] IOr loyalty
[23] IOr reverence IILit not visited aPv 14:27; 1Ti 4:8 bPs 25:13 cPs 91:10; Pv 12:21
[24] aPv 26:15 bMt 26:23; Mk 14:20
[25] ILit simple IILit discern aPv 21:11 bPv 9:8
[26] aPv 28:24
[28] IOr swallows aJb 15:16; 20:12, 13; 34:7
[29] IGr Rods aPs 1:1; Pv 9:12 bPv 10:13; 18:6; 26:3


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Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

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. 6 Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man [is] a friend to him that giveth gifts. 7 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. 9 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. 12 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. 18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. 19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver [him], yet thou must do it again. 20 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. 26 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. 29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.

[1] 1S 25:17, 25; Ps 37:26; Pv 12:26; 15:16; 16:8; 19:22; 28:6; Is 59:3; Mt 12:31; 16:26; Jm 2:5.
[2] Jb 31:5; Pv 1:16; 10:21; 14:29; 21:5; 25:8; 28:22; Ec 7:9; 12:9; Is 27:11; 28:16; Ho 4:6; Jn 16:3; Ro 10:2; Php 1:9.
[3] Gn 3:6; 4:5; Nu 16:19; 17:12; 1S 13:13; 15:23; 22:13; 1K 20:42; 2K 3:9; 6:33; 2Ch 16:9; Ps 37:1, 7; Is 8:21; Ac 13:45; Rv 16:9.
[4] Jb 6:15; 19:13; Pv 10:15; 14:20; 19:6; Lk 15:13.
[5] Ex 23:1; Dt 5:11; 19:16; 1K 2:9; Ps 120:3; Pv 6:19; 19:9; 21:28; Dn 6:24.
[6] Gn 32:20; 42:6; 43:15; 2S 19:19; Jb 29:24; Ps 45:12; Pv 16:15; 17:8; 18:16; 19:12; 21:14; 29:26; Mt 2:11; Ro 6:23.
[7] Ps 38:11; 88:8, 18; Pv 14:20; 18:23; 19:4; 21:13; Ec 9:15; Lk 18:38; Jm 2:6, 15; 1Jn 3:17.
[8] Ps 19:11; Pv 2:1; 3:18, 21; 4:4, 6, 21; 8:35; 16:20; 17:16; 22:18; Ezk 36:26; Jn 12:25; 14:21; 1P 3:10.
[9] Pv 19:5; Is 9:15; Jr 23:25; 28:15; 29:31; Ezk 13:22; 2Th 2:8; 1Ti 4:1; 2P 2:1; Rv 19:20; 21:8; 22:15.
[10] 1S 25:36; 2S 3:24, 39; Es 3:15; Pv 30:21; Ec 10:5; Is 3:5; 5:11; 22:12; Ho 7:3; 9:1; Am 6:3; Lk 16:19, 23; Jm 4:9.
[11] Gn 50:15; Pv 12:16; 14:29; 15:18; 16:32; 17:14; 20:3; 25:21; Mt 5:44; 18:21; Ro 12:18; Ep 4:32; 5:1; Col 3:12; Jm 1:19.
[12] 2S 23:4; Es 7:8; Ps 72:6; Pv 16:14; 20:2; 28:15; Ec 8:4; Dn 2:12; 3:19; 5:19; 6:24; Ho 14:5; Lk 12:4.
[13] 2S 13:1; Jb 14:19; Pv 10:1; 15:20; 17:21, 25; 21:9, 19; 25:24; 27:15; Ec 2:18.
[14] Gn 24:7; 28:1; Dt 21:16; Jsh 11:23; Pv 3:6; 13:22; 18:22; 31:10; 2Co 12:14; Jm 1:17.
[15] Pv 6:9; 10:4; 19:24; 20:13; 23:21; 24:33; Is 56:10; Ro 13:11; Ep 5:14; 2Th 3:10.
[16] Ps 103:18; Pv 3:1; 13:13; 15:32; 16:17; 21:23; 22:5; 29:18; Ec 8:5; 12:13; Jr 7:23; Ezk 33:5; Mt 16:26; Lk 10:28; 11:28; Jn 14:15, 21; 15:10; 1Co 7:19; 1Jn 2:3; 3:22; 5:3; Rv 22:14.
[17] Dt 15:7; 2S 12:6; Pv 11:24; 14:21; 28:8, 27; Ec 11:1; Is 58:7; Mt 10:41; 25:40; 2Co 9:6; Php 4:17; He 6:10.
[18] Pv 13:24; 22:15; 23:13; 29:15, 17; He 12:7.
[19] 1S 20:30; 22:7; 24:17; 26:21; 2S 16:5; Pv 22:24; 25:28; 29:22.
[20] Nu 23:10; Dt 8:16; 32:29; Ps 37:37; 90:12, 14; Pv 1:8; 2:1; 8:34; Lk 16:19.
[21] Gn 37:19; 45:4; 50:20; Es 9:25; Jb 23:13; Ps 21:11; 33:10; 83:4; Pv 12:2; 16:1, 9; 21:1, 30; Ec 7:29; Is 7:6; 14:24, 26; 46:10; Dn 4:35; 11:24; Mt 26:4; 27:63; Ac 4:27; 5:38; Ep 1:11; He 6:17; 1P 2:8; Jde 1:4.
[22] 1Ch 29:2, 17; 2Ch 6:8; Jb 6:15; 17:5; Ps 62:9; Pv 19:1; Mk 12:41; 14:6; 2Co 8:2, 12; Tit 1:2.
[23] Ps 19:9; 33:18; 34:9; 85:9; 90:14; 91:16; 103:17; 145:18; Pv 10:27; 12:21; 14:26; Is 58:10; Mal 3:16; 4:2; Mt 5:6; Ac 9:31; Ro 8:28; Php 4:11; 1Ti 4:8; 6:6; 2Ti 4:18; He 13:5.
[24] Ps 74:11; Pv 6:9; 12:27; 15:19; 19:15; 24:30; 26:13.
[25] Dt 13:11; 21:21; Pv 9:9; 15:5; 17:10; 21:11; Rv 3:19.
[26] Dt 21:18; Pv 10:1, 5; 17:2, 25; 23:22; 28:7, 14; 30:11, 17; Lk 15:12, 30.
[27] Dt 13:1; 1K 22:22; Pv 14:7; Mt 7:15; 16:6, 12; Mk 4:24; 7:6; Jn 10:5; 2Co 11:13; Ep 4:14; 1Ti 4:7; 6:3; 2P 2:1; 1Jn 4:1; 2Jn 1:10; Rv 2:2.
[28] 1K 21:10, 13; Jb 15:16; 20:12; 34:7; Ps 10:5, 11; Pv 15:14; Is 28:14; Ho 4:8; Lk 18:2; Ac 6:11.
[29] Pv 3:34; 7:22; 9:12; 10:13; 17:10; 26:3; Is 28:22; 29:20; Ac 13:40; He 12:6; 2P 3:3.


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