Proverbs 19
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1Better [is] the poor walking in his integrity, || Than the perverse [in] his lips—who [is] a fool.

2Also, without knowledge the soul [is] not good, || And the hasty in feet is sinning.

3The folly of man perverts his way, || And his heart is angry against YHWH.

4Wealth adds many friends, || And the poor is separated from his neighbor.

5A false witness is not acquitted, || Whoever breathes out lies is not delivered.

6Many beg the face of the noble, || And all have made friendship to a man of gifts.

7All the brothers of the poor have hated him, || Surely his friends have also been far from him, || He is pursuing words—they are not!

8Whoever is getting heart is loving his soul, || He is keeping understanding to find good.

9A false witness is not acquitted, || And whoever breathes out lies perishes.

10Luxury is not fitting for a fool, || Much less for a servant to rule among princes.

11The wisdom of a man has deferred his anger, || And his glory [is] to pass over transgression.

12The wrath of a king [is] a growl as of a young lion, || And his goodwill as dew on the herb.

13A foolish son [is] a calamity to his father, || And the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping.

14House and wealth [are] the inheritance of fathers, || And an understanding wife [is] from YHWH.

15Sloth causes deep sleep to fall, || And an indolent soul hungers.

16Whoever is keeping the command is keeping his soul, || Whoever is despising His ways dies.

17Whoever is lending [to] YHWH is favoring the poor, || And He repays his deed to him.

18Discipline your son, for there is hope, || And do not lift up your soul to put him to death.

19A man of great wrath is bearing punishment, || For if you deliver, yet again you add.

20Hear counsel and receive instruction, || So that you are wise in your latter end.

21The purposes in a man’s heart [are] many, || And the counsel of YHWH—it stands.

22The desirableness of a man [is] his kindness, || And the poor [is] better than a liar.

23The fear of YHWH [is] to life, || And he remains satisfied—he is not charged with evil.

24The slothful has hidden his hand in a dish, || Even to his mouth he does not bring it back.

25Strike a scorner, and the simple acts prudently, || And give reproof to the intelligent, || He understands knowledge.

26Whoever is spoiling a father causes a mother to flee, || A son causing shame, and bringing confusion.

27Cease, my son, to hear instruction—To err from sayings of knowledge.

28A worthless witness scorns judgment, || And the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.

29Judgments have been prepared for scorners, || And stripes for the back of fools!

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Proverbs 18
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