Proverbs, Chapter 19 - Wisdom and Virtue

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

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