1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
1 From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
19:1 ¶ Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
19:2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
19:4 Wealth addeth many friends; But the poor is separated from his friend.
19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall not escape.
19:6 Many will entreat the favor of the liberal man; And every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
19:7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: How much more do his friends go far from him! He pursueth [them with] words, [but] they are gone.
19:8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: He that keepeth understanding shall find good.
19:9 A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall perish.
19:10 Delicate living is not seemly for a fool; Much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
19:11 The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger; And it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
19:12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; But his favor is as dew upon the grass.
19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father; And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
19:15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; And the idle soul shall suffer hunger.
19:16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; [But] he that is careless of his ways shall die.
19:18 Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; And set not thy heart on his destruction.
19:19 A man of great wrath shall bear the penalty; For if thou deliver [him], thou must do it yet again.
19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
19:22 That which maketh a man to be desired is his kindness; And a poor man is better than a liar.
19:24 The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
19:25 Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; And reprove one that hath understanding, [and] he will understand knowledge.
19:26 He that doeth violence to his father, and chaseth away his mother, Is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach.
19:27 Cease, my son, to hear instruction [Only] to err from the words of knowledge.
19:28 A worthless witness mocketh at justice; And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity.
19:29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And stripes for the back of fools.
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