Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 19:1 Better [is] the poor walking in his integrity, Than the perverse [in] his lips, who [is] a fool. Proverbs 19:2 Also, without knowledge the soul [is] not good, And the hasty in feet is sinning. Proverbs 19:3 The folly of man perverteth his way, And against Jehovah is his heart wroth. Proverbs 19:4 Wealth addeth many friends, And the poor from his neighbour is separated. Proverbs 19:5 A false witness is not acquitted, Whoso breatheth out lies is not delivered. Proverbs 19:6 Many entreat the face of the noble, And all have made friendship to a man of gifts. Proverbs 19:7 All the brethren of the poor have hated him, Surely also his friends have been far from him, He is pursuing wordsthey are not! Proverbs 19:8 Whoso is getting heart is loving his soul, He is keeping understanding to find good. Proverbs 19:9 A false witness is not acquitted, And whoso breatheth out lies perisheth. Proverbs 19:10 Luxury is not comely for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule among princes. Proverbs 19:11 The wisdom of a man hath deferred his anger, And his glory [is] to pass over transgression. Proverbs 19:12 The wrath of a king [is] a growl as of a young lion, And as dew on the herb his good-will. Proverbs 19:13 A calamity to his father [is] a foolish son, And the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping. Proverbs 19:14 House and wealth [are] the inheritance of fathers, And from Jehovah [is] an understanding wife. Proverbs 19:15 Sloth causeth deep sleep to fall, And an indolent soul doth hunger. Proverbs 19:16 Whoso is keeping the command is keeping his soul, Whoso is despising His ways dieth. Proverbs 19:17 Whoso is lending [to] Jehovah is favouring the poor, And his deed He repayeth to him. Proverbs 19:18 Chastise thy son, for there is hope, And to put him to death lift not up thy soul. Proverbs 19:19 A man of great wrath is bearing punishment, For, if thou dost deliver, yet again thou dost add. Proverbs 19:20 Hear counsel and receive instruction, So that thou art wise in thy latter end. Proverbs 19:21 Many [are] the purposes in a man's heart, And the counsel of Jehovah it standeth. Proverbs 19:22 The desirableness of a man [is] his kindness, And better [is] the poor than a liar. Proverbs 19:23 The fear of Jehovah [is] to life, And satisfied he remainethhe is not charged with evil. Proverbs 19:24 The slothful hath hidden his hand in a dish, Even unto his mouth he bringeth it not back. Proverbs 19:25 A scorner smite, and the simple acts prudently, And give reproof to the intelligent, He understandeth knowledge. Proverbs 19:26 Whoso is spoiling a father causeth a mother to flee, A son causing shame, and bringing confusion. Proverbs 19:27 Cease, my son, to hear instructionTo err from sayings of knowledge. Proverbs 19:28 A worthless witness scorneth judgment, And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity. Proverbs 19:29 Judgments have been prepared for scorners, And stripes for the back of fools!