Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 19:1 Better is the poor man, that walketh in his simplicity, than a rich man that is perverse in his lips and unwise. Proverbs 19:2 Where there is no knowledge of the soul, there is no good: and he that is hasty with his feet shall stumble. Proverbs 19:3 The folly of a man supplanteth his steps: and he fretteth in his mind against God. Proverbs 19:4 Riches make many friends: but from the poor man, even they whom he had, depart. Proverbs 19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall not escape. Proverbs 19:6 Many honour the person of him that is mighty, and are friends of him that giveth gifts. Proverbs 19:7 The brethren of the poor man hate him: moreover also his friends have departed far from him. He that followeth after words only, shall have nothing. Proverbs 19:8 But he that possesseth a mind, loveth his own soul, and he that keepeth prudence, shall find good things. Proverbs 19:9 A false witness shall not be unpunished: and he that speaketh lies, shall perish. Proverbs 19:10 Delicacies are not seemly for a fool: nor for a servant to have rule over princes. Proverbs 19:11 The learning of a man is known by patience: and his glory is to pass over wrongs. Proverbs 19:12 As the roaring of a lion, so also is the anger of a king: and his cheerfulness as the dew upon the grass. Proverbs 19:13 A foolish son is the grief of his father: and a wrangling wife is like a roof continually dropping through. Proverbs 19:14 House and riches are given by parents: but a prudent wife is properly from the Lord. Proverbs 19:15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. Proverbs 19:16 He that keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul: but he that neglecteth his own way, shall die. Proverbs 19:17 He that hath mercy on the poor, lendeth to the Lord: and he will repay him. Proverbs 19:18 Chastise thy son, despair not: but to the killing of him set not thy soul. Proverbs 19:19 He that is impatient, shall suffer damage: and when he shall take away, he shall add another thing. Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayst be wise in thy latter end. Proverbs 19:21 There are many thoughts in the heart of a man: but the will of the Lord shall stand firm. Proverbs 19:22 A needy man is merciful: and better is the poor than the lying man. Proverbs 19:23 The fear of the Lord is unto life: and he shall abide in the fulness without being visited with evil. Proverbs 19:24 The slothful hideth his hand under his armpit, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth. Proverbs 19:25 The wicked man being scourged, the fool shall be wiser: but if thou rebuke a wise man, he will understand discipline. Proverbs 19:26 He that afflicteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is infamous and unhappy. Proverbs 19:27 Cease not, O my son, to hear instruction, and be not ignorant of the words of knowledge. Proverbs 19:28 An unjust witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity. Proverbs 19:29 Judgments are prepared for scorners: and striking hammers for the bodies of fools.