Proverbs 19 for the 19th day of November, 2018

Day 19     Proverbs 19


Voice talent by Don Bratschie

19:1 Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.


19:2 It isn't good to have zeal without knowledge; nor being hasty with one's feet and missing the way.


19:3 The foolishness of man subverts his way; his heart rages against the Lord.


19:4 Wealth adds many friends, but the poor is separated from his friend.


19:5 A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who pours out lies shall not go free.


19:6 Many will entreat the favor of a ruler, and everyone is a friend to a man who gives gifts.


19:7 All the relatives of the poor shun him: how much more do his friends avoid him! He pursues them with pleas, but they are gone.


19:8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.


19:9 A false witness shall not be unpunished. He who utters lies shall perish.


19:10 Delicate living is not appropriate for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over princes.


19:11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger. It is his glory to overlook an offense.


19:12 The king's wrath is like the roaring of a lion, but his favor is like dew on the grass.


19:13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father. A wife's quarrels are a continual dripping.


19:14 House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from the Lord.


19:15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep. The idle soul shall suffer hunger.


19:16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul, but he who is contemptuous in his ways shall die.


19:17 He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord; he will reward him.


19:18 Discipline your son, for there is hope; don't be a willing party to his death.


19:19 A hot-tempered man must pay the penalty, for if you rescue him, you must do it again.


19:20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction, that you may be wise in your latter end.


19:21 There are many plans in a man's heart, but the Lord's counsel will prevail.


19:22 That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness. A poor man is better than a liar.


19:23 The fear of the Lord leads to life, then contentment; he rests and will not be touched by trouble.


19:24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish; he will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.


19:25 Flog a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; rebuke one who has understanding, and he will gain knowledge.


19:26 He who robs his father and drives away his mother, is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.


19:27 If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.


19:28 A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the mouth of the wicked gulps down iniquity.

19:29 Penalties are prepared for scoffers, and beatings for the backs of fools.