Proverbs 19 01-29 ABV – Wealth
Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in speech and is a fool.
Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge, and he who hurries his footsteps sins.
The foolishness of man ruins his way, then his heart rages against the Lord.
Wealth adds many friends, yet a poor man is separated from his friend.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who tells lies will not escape.
Many will seek the favor of a generous man, and every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.
All the brothers of a poor man hate him; how much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, yet they are gone.
He who gets wisdom loves his own soul; he who keeps skilfulness will find good.
A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who tells lies will perish.
Luxury is not fitting for a fool; much less for a slave to rule over princes.
A man’s discretion makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook a transgression.
The king’s wrath is like the roaring of a lion, yet his favor is like dew on the grass.
A foolish son is destruction to his father, and the contentions of a wife are a constant dripping.
House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers, yet a prudent wife is from the Lord.
Laziness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle man will suffer hunger.
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, yet he who disregards his ways will die.
One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for his kindness.
Discipline your son while there is hope, and do not desire his death.
A man of great anger will bear the penalty, for if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.
Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise the rest of your days.
Many plans are in a man’s heart, yet the counsel of the Lord will stand.
What is desirable in a man is his kindness, and it is better to be a poor man than a liar.
The fear of the Lord leads to life, so that one may sleep satisfied, unvisited by evil.
The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, yet will not even bring it back to his mouth.
Strike a scoffer and the naive may become shrewd, and reprove one who has understanding and he will gain knowledge.
He who assaults his father and drives his mother away is a shameful and disgraceful son.
Cease listening to discipline, my son, and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
A worthless witness mocks justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.
Judgments are prepared for mockers, and blows for the back of fools.
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