19:1 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than a man who is perverse in speech, and is a fool.
19:1 Better the poor walking in integrity than one perverse of speech who is a fool.

19:2 It is not good for a man to be without knowledge, and he who makes haste with his feet misses his way.
19:2 Desire without knowledge is not good, and one who moves too hurriedly misses the way.

19:3 When a man's folly brings his way to ruin, his heart rages against the LORD.
19:3 One's own folly leads to ruin, yet the heart rages against the LORD.

19:4 Wealth brings many new friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.
19:4 Wealth brings many friends, but the poor are left friendless.

19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who utters lies will not escape.
19:5 A false witness will not go unpunished, and a liar will not escape.

19:6 Many seek the favor of a generous man, and every one is a friend to a man who gives gifts.
19:6 Many seek the favor of the generous, and everyone is a friend to a giver of gifts.

19:7 All a poor man's brothers hate him; how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues them with words, but does not have them.
19:7 If the poor are hated even by their kin, how much more are they shunned by their friends! When they call after them, they are not there.

19:8 He who gets wisdom loves himself; he who keeps understanding will prosper.
19:8 To get wisdom is to love oneself; to keep understanding is to prosper.

19:9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who utters lies will perish.
19:9 A false witness will not go unpunished, and the liar will perish.

19:10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury, much less for a slave to rule over princes.
19:10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury, much less for a slave to rule over princes.

19:11 Good sense makes a man slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
19:11 Those with good sense are slow to anger, and it is their glory to overlook an offense.

19:12 A king's wrath is like the growling of a lion, but his favor is like dew upon the grass.
19:12 A king's anger is like the growling of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.

19:13 A foolish son is ruin to his father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.
19:13 A stupid child is ruin to a father, and a wife's quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.

19:14 House and wealth are inherited from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.
19:14 House and wealth are inherited from parents, but a prudent wife is from the LORD.

19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.
19:15 Laziness brings on deep sleep; an idle person will suffer hunger.

19:16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises the word will die.
19:16 Those who keep the commandment will live; those who are heedless of their ways will die.

19:17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will repay him for his deed.
19:17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and will be repaid in full.

19:18 Discipline your son while there is hope; do not set your heart on his destruction.
19:18 Discipline your children while there is hope; do not set your heart on their destruction.

19:19 A man of great wrath will pay the penalty; for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.
19:19 A violent tempered person will pay the penalty; if you effect a rescue, you will only have to do it again.

19:20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future.
19:20 Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom for the future.

19:21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will be established.
19:21 The human mind may devise many plans, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will be established.

19:22 What is desired in a man is loyalty, and a poor man is better than a liar.
19:22 What is desirable in a person is loyalty, and it is better to be poor than a liar.

19:23 The fear of the LORD leads to life; and he who has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm.
19:23 The fear of the LORD is life indeed; filled with it one rests secure and suffers no harm.

19:24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, and will not even bring it back to his mouth.
19:24 The lazy person buries a hand in the dish, and will not even bring it back to the mouth.

19:25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
19:25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; reprove the intelligent, and they will gain knowledge.

19:26 He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
19:26 Those who do violence to their father and chase away their mother are children who cause shame and bring reproach.

19:27 Cease, my son, to hear instruction only to stray from the words of knowledge.
19:27 Cease straying, my child, from the words of knowledge, in order that you may hear instruction.

19:28 A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
19:28 A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.

19:29 Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and flogging for the backs of fools.
19:29 Condemnation is ready for scoffers, and flogging for the backs of fools.