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Proverbs 19 (WEBP)

[1] Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
[2] It isn’t good to have zeal without knowledge, nor being hasty with one’s feet and missing the way.
[3] The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages against Yahweh.
[4] Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.
[5] A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free.
[6] Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.
[7] All the relatives of the poor shun him; how much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone.
[8] He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.
[9] A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.
[10] Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
[11] The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.
[12] The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.
[13] A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife’s quarrels are a continual dripping.
[14] House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from Yahweh.
[15] Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep. The idle soul shall suffer hunger.
[16] He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, but he who is contemptuous in his ways shall die.
[17] He who has pity on the poor lends to Yahweh; he will reward him.
[18] Discipline your son, for there is hope; don’t be a willing party to his death.
[19] A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty, for if you rescue him, you must do it again.
[20] Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.
[21] There are many plans in a man’s heart, but Yahweh’s counsel will prevail.
[22] That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.
[23] The fear of Yahweh leads to life, then contentment; he rests and will not be touched by trouble.
[24] The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
[25] Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
[26] He who robs his father and drives away his mother is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
[27] If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
[28] A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down iniquity.
[29] Penalties are prepared for scoffers, and beatings for the backs of fools.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 19 (KJVS)

[1] Better H2896 [is] the poor H7326 (8802) that walketh H1980 (8802) in his integrity H8537, than [he that is] perverse H6141 in his lips H8193, and is a fool H3684.
[2] Also, [that] the soul H5315 [be] without knowledge H1847, [it is] not good H2896; and he that hasteth H213 (8801) with [his] feet H7272 sinneth H2398 (8802).
[3] The foolishness H200 of man H120 perverteth H5557 (8762) his way H1870: and his heart H3820 fretteth H2196 (8799) against the LORD H3068.
[4] Wealth H1952 maketh H3254 (8686) many H7227 friends H7453; but the poor H1800 is separated H6504 (8735) from his neighbour H7453.
[5] A false H8267 witness H5707 shall not be unpunished H5352 (8735), and [he that] speaketh H6315 (8686) lies H3577 shall not escape H4422 (8735).
[6] Many H7227 will intreat H2470 (8762) the favour H6440 of the prince H5081: and every man [is] a friend H7453 to him H376 that giveth gifts H4976.
[7] All the brethren H251 of the poor H7326 (8802) do hate H8130 (8804) him: how much more do his friends H4828 go far H7368 (8804) from him? he pursueth H7291 (8764) [them with] words H561, [yet] they [are] wanting [to him].
[8] He that getteth H7069 (8802) wisdom H3820 loveth H157 (8802) his own soul H5315: he that keepeth H8104 (8802) understanding H8394 shall find H4672 (8800) good H2896.
[9] A false H8267 witness H5707 shall not be unpunished H5352 (8735), and [he that] speaketh H6315 (8686) lies H3577 shall perish H6 (8799).
[10] Delight H8588 is not seemly H5000 for a fool H3684; much less for a servant H5650 to have rule H4910 (8800) over princes H8269.
[11] The discretion H7922 of a man H120 deferreth H748 (8689) his anger H639; and [it is] his glory H8597 to pass over H5674 (8800) a transgression H6588.
[12] The king’s H4428 wrath H2197 [is] as the roaring H5099 of a lion H3715; but his favour H7522 [is] as dew H2919 upon the grass H6212.
[13] A foolish H3684 son H1121 [is] the calamity H1942 of his father H1: and the contentions H4079 of a wife H802 [are] a continual H2956 (8802) dropping H1812.
[14] House H1004 and riches H1952 [are] the inheritance H5159 of fathers H1: and a prudent H7919 (8688) wife H802 [is] from the LORD H3068.
[15] Slothfulness H6103 casteth H5307 (8686) into a deep sleep H8639; and an idle H7423 soul H5315 shall suffer hunger H7456 (8799).
[16] He that keepeth H8104 (8802) the commandment H4687 keepeth H8104 (8802) his own soul H5315; [but] he that despiseth H959 (8802) his ways H1870 shall die H4191 (8799).
[17] He that hath pity H2603 (8802) upon the poor H1800 lendeth H3867 (8688) unto the LORD H3068; and that which he hath given H1576 will he pay him again H7999 (8762).
[18] Chasten H3256 (8761) thy son H1121 while there is H3426 hope H8615, and let not thy soul H5315 spare H5375 (8799) for his crying H4191 (8687).
[19] A man H1419 of great H1632 wrath H2534 shall suffer H5375 (8802) punishment H6066: for if thou deliver H5337 (8686) [him], yet thou must do it again H3254 (8686).
[20] Hear H8085 (8798) counsel H6098, and receive H6901 (8761) instruction H4148, that thou mayest be wise H2449 (8799) in thy latter end H319.
[21] [There are] many H7227 devices H4284 in a man’s H376 heart H3820; nevertheless the counsel H6098 of the LORD H3068, that shall stand H6965 (8799).
[22] The desire H8378 of a man H120 [is] his kindness H2617: and a poor man H7326 (8802) [is] better H2896 than H376 a liar H3577.
[23] The fear H3374 of the LORD H3068 [tendeth] to life H2416: and [he that hath it] shall abide H3885 (8799) satisfied H7649; he shall not be visited H6485 (8735) with evil H7451.
[24] A slothful H6102 [man] hideth H2934 (8804) his hand H3027 in [his] bosom H6747, and will not so much as bring H7725 it to his mouth H6310 again H7725 (8686).
[25] Smite H5221 (8686) a scorner H3887 (8801), and the simple H6612 will beware H6191 (8686): and reprove H3198 (8689) one that hath understanding H995 (8737), [and] he will understand H995 (8799) knowledge H1847.
[26] He that wasteth H7703 (8764) [his] father H1, [and] chaseth away H1272 (8686) [his] mother H517, [is] a son H1121 that causeth shame H954 (8688), and bringeth reproach H2659 (8688).
[27] Cease H2308 (8798), my son H1121, to hear H8085 (8800) the instruction H4148 [that causeth] to err H7686 (8800) from the words H561 of knowledge H1847.
[28] An ungodly H1100 witness H5707 scorneth H3887 (8686) judgment H4941: and the mouth H6310 of the wicked H7563 devoureth H1104 (8762) iniquity H205.
[29] Judgments H8201 are prepared H3559 (8738) for scorners H3887 (8801), and stripes H4112 for the back H1460 of fools H3684.

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 19 (YLT)

[1] Better is the poor walking in his integrity, Than the perverse in his lips, who is a fool.
[2] Also, without knowledge the soul is not good, And the hasty in feet is sinning.
[3] The folly of man perverteth his way, And against Jehovah is his heart wroth.
[4] Wealth addeth many friends, And the poor from his neighbour is separated.
[5] A false witness is not acquitted, Whoso breatheth out lies is not delivered.
[6] Many entreat the face of the noble, And all have made friendship to a man of gifts.
[7] All the brethren of the poor have hated him, Surely also his friends have been far from him, He is pursuing words-they are not!
[8] Whoso is getting heart is loving his soul, He is keeping understanding to find good.
[9] A false witness is not acquitted, And whoso breatheth out lies perisheth.
[10] Luxury is not comely for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule among princes.
[11] The wisdom of a man hath deferred his anger, And his glory is to pass over transgression.
[12] The wrath of a king is a growl as of a young lion, And as dew on the herb his good-will.
[13] A calamity to his father is a foolish son, And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
[14] House and wealth are the inheritance of fathers, And from Jehovah is an understanding wife.
[15] Sloth causeth deep sleep to fall, And an indolent soul doth hunger.
[16] Whoso is keeping the command is keeping his soul, Whoso is despising His ways dieth.
[17] Whoso is lending to Jehovah is favouring the poor, And his deed He repayeth to him.
[18] Chastise thy son, for there is hope, And to put him to death lift not up thy soul.
[19] A man of great wrath is bearing punishment, For, if thou dost deliver, yet again thou dost add.
[20] Hear counsel and receive instruction, So that thou art wise in thy latter end.
[21] Many are the purposes in a man’s heart, And the counsel of Jehovah it standeth.
[22] The desirableness of a man is his kindness, And better is the poor than a liar.
[23] The fear of Jehovah is to life, And satisfied he remaineth-he is not charged with evil.
[24] The slothful hath hidden his hand in a dish, Even unto his mouth he bringeth it not back.
[25] A scorner smite, and the simple acts prudently, And give reproof to the intelligent, He understandeth knowledge.
[26] Whoso is spoiling a father causeth a mother to flee, A son causing shame, and bringing confusion.
[27] Cease, my son, to hear instruction- To err from sayings of knowledge.
[28] A worthless witness scorneth judgment, And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity.
[29] Judgments have been prepared for scorners, And stripes for the back of fools!