Proverbs 19:1
Good News Translation
It is better to be poor but honest than to be a lying fool.

Contemporary English Version
It's better to be poor and live right than to be a stupid liar.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Better is the poor man, that walketh in his simplicity, than a rich man that is perverse in his lips and unwise.

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Better is the poor man, that walketh in his simplicity, than a rich man that is perverse in his lips and unwise.

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1 Samuel 25:17,25 Wherefore consider, and think what thou hast to do: for evil is determined against thy husband, and against thy house, and he is a son of Belial, so that no man can speak to him. . . .

Isaiah 59:3 For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity: your lips have spoken lies, and your tongue uttereth iniquity.

Matthew 12:31-34 Therefore I say to you: Every sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men, but the blasphemy of the Spirit shall not be forgiven. . . .

Context
The Man of Integrity
1Better is the poor man, that walketh in his simplicity, than a rich man that is perverse in his lips and unwise.2Where there is no knowledge of the soul, there is no good: and he that is hasty with his feet shall stumble.…
Cross References
Psalm 26:11
But as for me, I have walked in my innocence: redeem me, and have mercy on me.

Proverbs 4:24
Let thy eyes look straight on, and let thy eyelids go before thy steps.

Proverbs 14:2
He that walketh in the right way, and feareth God, is despised by him that goeth by an infamous way.

Proverbs 20:7
The just that walketh in his simplicity, shall leave behind him blessed children.

Proverbs 28:6
Better is the poor man walking in his simplicity, than the rich in crooked ways.

Additional Translations
Better a poor man who walks with integrity than a fool whose lips are perverse.Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

Better is a poor [man] that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity than he that perverse in his lips and is a fool.

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

Better is the poor walking in his integrity, Than the perverse in his lips, who is a fool.
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