Proverbs 19:1
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New American Standard Bible
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity Than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.

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

Darby Bible Translation
Better is a poor man that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

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

Young's Literal Translation
Better is the poor walking in his integrity, Than the perverse in his lips, who is a fool.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The "perverse" man is the rich fool, as contrasted with the poor man who is upright.

Proverbs 19:1-2 are missing in the Septuagint.

Proverbs 19:1 Parallel Commentaries

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How the Impatient and the Patient are to be Admonished.
(Admonition 10.) Differently to be admonished are the impatient and the patient. For the impatient are to be told that, while they neglect to bridle their spirit, they are hurried through many steep places of iniquity which they seek not after, inasmuch as fury drives the mind whither desire draws it not, and, when perturbed, it does, not knowing, what it afterwards grieves for when it knows. The impatient are also to be told that, when carried headlong by the impulse of emotion, they act in some
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

"Boast not Thyself of to Morrow, for Thou Knowest not what a Day May Bring Forth. "
Prov. xxvii. 1.--"Boast not thyself of to morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." As man is naturally given to boasting and gloriation in something (for the heart cannot want some object to rest upon and take complacency in, it is framed with such a capacity of employing other things), so there is a strong inclination in man towards the time to come, he hath an immortal appetite, and an appetite of immortality; and therefore his desires usually stretch farther than the present
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Psalm 26:11
But as for me, I shall walk in my integrity; Redeem me, and be gracious to me.

Proverbs 4:24
Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.

Proverbs 14:2
He who walks in his uprightness fears the LORD, But he who is devious in his ways despises Him.

Proverbs 20:7
A righteous man who walks in his integrity-- How blessed are his sons after him.

Proverbs 28:6
Better is the poor who walks in his integrity Than he who is crooked though he be rich.

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