Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 19:1 Better [is] the poore that walketh in his integrity, then he that is peruerse in his lippes, and is a foole. Proverbs 19:2 Also, that the soule be without knowledge, it is not good, and hee that hasteth with his feete, sinneth. Proverbs 19:3 The foolishnesse of man peruerteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD. Proverbs 19:4 Wealth maketh many friends: but the poore is separated from his neighbour. Proverbs 19:5 A false witnesse shall not be vnpunished: and he [that] speaketh lyes, shal not escape. Proverbs 19:6 Many will entreate the fauour of the Prince: and euery man [is] a friend to him that giueth gifts. Proverbs 19:7 All the brethren of the poore doe hate him: howe much more doe his friends goe farre from him? Hee pursueth [them with] words, [yet] they are wanting to him. Proverbs 19:8 He that getteth wisedome loueth his owne soule: he that keepeth vnderstanding shall find good. Proverbs 19:9 A false witnesse shall not be vnpunished, and hee that speaketh lyes, shall perish. Proverbs 19:10 Delight is not seemely for a foole: much lesse for a seruant to haue rule ouer princes. Proverbs 19:11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger: and [it is] his glory to passe ouer a transgression. Proverbs 19:12 The kings wrath [is] as the roaring of a lyon: but his fauour [is] as dewe vpon the grasse. Proverbs 19:13 A foolish sonne [is] the calamity of his father; and the contentions of a wife are a continuall dropping. Proverbs 19:14 House and riches, [are] the inheritance of fathers; and a prudent wife [is] from the LORD. Proverbs 19:15 Slouthfulnesse casteth into a deep sleepe: and an idle soule shall suffer hunger. Proverbs 19:16 He that keepeth the commandement, keepeth his owne soule: [but] hee that despiseth his wayes, shall die. Proverbs 19:17 Hee that hath pity vpon the poore, lendeth vnto the LORD; and that which he hath giuen, will he pay him againe. Proverbs 19:18 Chasten thy sonne while there is hope; and let not thy soule spare for his crying. Proverbs 19:19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliuer [him], yet thou must [doe] it againe. Proverbs 19:20 Heare counsell, and receiue instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end. Proverbs 19:21 [There are] many deuices in a mans heart: neuerthelesse the counsell of the LORD, that shall stand. Proverbs 19:22 The desire of a man [is] his kindnesse: and a poore man [is] better then a lyar. Proverbs 19:23 The feare of the LORD [tendeth] to life, and [he that hath it] shall abide satisfied: he shall not be visited with euill. Proverbs 19:24 A slouthfull man hideth his hand in [his] bosome, and wil not so much as bring it to his mouth againe. Proverbs 19:25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware; and reprooue one that hath vnderstanding, [and] he will vnderstand knowledge. Proverbs 19:26 He that wasteth his father, [and] chaseth away his mother, [is] a sonne that causeth shame, and bringeth reproch. Proverbs 19:27 Cease, my sonne, to heare the instruction, [that causeth] to erre from the words of knowledge. Proverbs 19:28 An vngodly witnesse scorneth iudgement: and the mouth of the wicked deuoureth iniquitie. Proverbs 19:29 Iudgements are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the backe of fooles.