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Proverbs chapter 19

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1
Better a poor man who walks in integrity than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.
2
Even zeal is not good without knowledge, and the one who acts hastily sins.
3
A man's own foolishness leads him astray, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4
Wealth attracts many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend.
5
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies will not escape.
6
Many seek the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.
7
All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends keep their distance from him! He may pursue [them with] words, [but] they are not [there].
8
The one who acquires good sense loves himself; one who safeguards understanding finds success.
9
A false witness will not go unpunished, and one who utters lies perishes.
10
Luxury is not appropriate for a fool-- how much less for a slave to rule over princes!
11
A person's insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense.
12
A king's rage is like a lion's roar, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
13
A foolish son is his father's ruin, and a wife's nagging is an endless dripping.
14
A house and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a sensible wife is from the LORD.
15
Laziness induces deep sleep, and a lazy person will go hungry.
16
The one who keeps commands preserves himself; one who disregards his ways will die.
17
Kindness to the poor is a loan to the LORD, and He will give a reward to the lender.
18
Discipline your son while there is hope; don't be intent on killing him.
19
A person with great anger bears the penalty; if you rescue him, you'll have to do it again.
20
Listen to counsel and receive instruction so that you may be wise in later life.
21
Many plans are in a man's heart, but the LORD's decree will prevail.
22
A man's desire should be loyalty to the covenant; better to be a poor man than a perjurer.
23
The fear of the LORD leads to life; one will sleep at night without danger.
24
The slacker buries his hand in the bowl; he doesn't even bring it back to his mouth.
25
Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson; rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.
26
The one who assaults his father and evicts his mother is a disgraceful and shameful son.
27
If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28
A worthless witness mocks justice, and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.
29
Judgments are prepared for mockers, and beatings for the backs of fools.