THE
PROVERBS

Proverbs 19 ©

Poor and rich, verses 1, 4, 7, 22. Indiscretion, 2. Folly, scorning, 1, 3, 10, 29. Friends, 4. False witness, lying lips, 5, 9, 22, 28. Princes and gifts, 6. Understanding and wisdom, 8, 11, 20, 25. A servant bearing rule, 10. Meekness, 11. A king’s favor and displeasure, 12. A foolish son, 13, 26. A brawling and prudent wife, 13, 14. Slothfulness, 15, 24. Godliness and wickedness, 16. Liberality to the poor, 17. Discipline 18, 20, 25, 27. Wrath, 19. The counsel of God, 21. Vain boasting of kindness, 22. Fear of the Lord, 23.

1

BETTER is the poora that walketh 1in his integrity, than he that is 2perverse in his lips, and is a 3fool.

2

Also, that the 4soul be 5without knowledge, it is 6not good; and he that 7hasteth with his feet sinneth.

3

Theb foolishness of man perverteth 8his way: and his heart fretteth 9against the LORD.

4

Wealthc maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his 10neighbour.

5

11Ad false witness shall 12not be unpunished, and he that speaketh 13lies shall not escape.

6

Many will intreat the 14favour of the 15prince: and every man is a friend to 16him that giveth gifts.

7

Alle the 17brethren of the 18poor do 19hate him: how much more do 20his friends go far from him? 21he 22pursueth them with 23words, yet they are 24wanting to him.

8

He that getteth 25wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth 26understanding 27shall find good.

9

28Af false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.

10

Delight is not seemly for 29a fool; muchg less for a servant to have rule over princes.

11

The discretion of a man 30deferreth his anger; and it is 31his glory to pass over 32a transgression.

12

Theh king’s wrath is as the roaring of a 33lion; buti his 34favour is as 35dew upon the grass.

13

Aj foolish son is the 36calamity of his father: and thek contentions of a 37wife are a 38continual dropping.

14

House and riches 39are the inheritance of fathers: andl a prudent wife 40is from the LORD.

15

41Slothfulnessm casteth into a deep sleep; andn42an idle soul shall suffer hunger.

16

He that keepeth theo43commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth 44his ways shall die.

17

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will 45he pay him again.

18

46Chastenp thy son while there is 47hope, andq48let not thy soul 49spare for his crying.

19

50A man of great wrath shall suffer 51punishment: for if thou 52deliver him, yet thou must do it 53again.

20

Hear 54counsel, and receive 55instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy 56latter end.

21

There are many devices in a 57man’s 58heart; neverthelessr59the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

22

he desire 60of a man is 61his kindness: and a 62poor man is better than a 63liar.

23

The fear of the LORD 64tendeth to life: andshe that hath it 65shall 66abide 67satisfied; he shall not be 68visited with 69evil.

24

At slothful man hideth his hand 70in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

25

71Smiteu a 72scorner, and the 73simple will beware: and 74reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.

26

75He that 76wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth 77shame, and bringeth reproach.

27

Cease, 78my son, 79to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words 80of knowledge.

28

An 81ungodly witness 82scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked 83devoureth iniquity.

29

84Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.