King James VersionProverbs19


1 Bet­ter is the poor that walketh in his in­tegri­ty, than he that is per­verse in his lips, and is a fool.
2 Al­so, that the soul be with­out knowl­edge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sin­neth.
3 The fool­ish­ness of man per­verteth his way: and his heart fret­teth against the LORD.
4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is sep­a­rat­ed from his neigh­bour.
5 A false wit­ness shall not be un­pun­ished, and he that speaketh lies shall not es­cape.
6 Many will in­treat the favour of the prince: and ev­ery man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
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, yet they are want­ing ­to him.
8 He that get­teth wis­dom loveth his own soul: he that keep­eth un­der­stand­ing shall find good.
9 A false wit­ness shall not be un­pun­ished, and he that speaketh lies shall per­ish.
10 De­light is not seem­ly for a fool; much less for a ser­vant to have rule over princes.
11 The dis­cre­tion of a man de­fer­reth his anger; and it is his glo­ry to pass over a trans­gres­sion.
12 The king's wrath is as the roar­ing of a li­on; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
13 A fool­ish son is the calami­ty of his fa­ther: and the con­tentions of a wife are a con­tin­u­al drop­ping.
14 House and rich­es are the in­her­i­tance of fa­thers: and a pru­dent wife is from the LORD.
15 Sloth­ful­ness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suf­fer hunger.
16 He that keep­eth the com­mand­ment keep­eth his own soul; but he that de­spiseth his ways shall die.
17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath giv­en will he pay him again.
18 Chas­ten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his cry­ing.
19 A man of great wrath shall suf­fer pun­ish­ment: for if thou de­liv­er him, yet thou must do it again.
20 Hear coun­sel, and re­ceive in­struc­tion, that thou mayest be wise in thy lat­ter end.
21 There are many de­vices in a man's heart; nev­er­the­less the coun­sel of the LORD, that shall stand.
22 The de­sire of a man is his kind­ness: and a poor man is bet­ter than a liar.
23 The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide sat­is­fied; he shall not be vis­it­ed with evil.
24 A sloth­ful man hideth his hand in his bo­som, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
25 Smite a scorner, and the sim­ple will be­ware: and re­prove one that hath un­der­stand­ing, and he will un­der­stand knowl­edge.
26 He that wasteth his fa­ther, and chaseth away his moth­er, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth re­proach.
27 Cease, my son, to hear the in­struc­tion that causeth to err from the words of knowl­edge.
28 An un­god­ly wit­ness scor­neth judg­ment: and the mouth of the wicked de­voureth in­iq­ui­ty.
29 Judg­ments are pre­pared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.