Provérbios 19

1 Better is ye poore that walketh in his vprightnes, then he that abuseth his lips, & is a foole.

2 For without knowledge the minde is not good, and he that hasteth with his feete, sinneth.

3 The foolishnesse of a man peruerteth his way, and his heart freateth against the Lord.

4 Riches gather many friends: but the poore is separated from his neighbour.

5 A false witnes shall not be vnpunished: and he that speaketh lyes, shall not escape.

6 Many reuerence the face of the prince, and euery man is friend to him that giueth giftes.

7 All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth [them with] words, [yet] they [are] lacking [to him].

8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

9 A false witnes shall not be vnpunished: and he that speaketh lyes, shall perish.

10 Delight is not proper for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory to pass over a transgression.

12 The Kings wrath is like the roaring of a lyon: but his fauour is like the dewe vpon ye grasse.

13 A foolish son [is] the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping.

14 House & riches are the inheritance of the fathers: but a prudent wife commeth of the Lord.

15 Slouthfulnes causeth to fall asleepe, and a deceitfull person shall be affamished.

16 He that keepeth the commandement, keepeth his owne soule: but hee that despiseth his wayes, shall dye.

17 He that hath mercy vpon the poore, lendeth vnto the Lorde: and the Lorde will recompense him that which he hath giuen.

18 Chasten thy sonne while there is hope, and let not thy soule spare for his murmuring.

19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver [him], yet thou must do it again.

20 Heare counsell and receiue instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter ende.

21 [There are] many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

22 The desire of a man [is] his kindness: and a poor man [is] better than a liar.

23 The feare of the Lord leadeth to life: and he that is filled therewith, shall continue, and shall not be visited with euill.

24 The slouthfull hideth his hand in his bosome, and wil not put it to his mouth againe.

25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, [and] he will understand knowledge.

26 He that destroyeth his father, or chaseth away his mother, is a lewde and shamefull childe.

27 My sonne, heare no more the instruction, that causeth to erre from ye words of knowledge.

28 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.

29 But iudgements are prepared for the scorners, and stripes for the backe of the fooles.