Proverbs Chapter 19 Bible in Basic English

Proverbs 19:1

Better is the poor man whose ways are upright, than the man of wealth whose ways are twisted.

Proverbs 19:2

Further, without knowledge desire is not good; and he who is over-quick in acting goes out of the right way.

Proverbs 19:3

By his foolish behaviour a man's ways are turned upside down, and his heart is bitter against the Lord.

Proverbs 19:4

Wealth makes a great number of friends; but the poor man is parted from his friend.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness will not go without punishment, and the breather out of deceit will not go free.

Proverbs 19:6

Great numbers will make attempts to get the approval of a ruler: and every man is the special friend of him who has something to give.

Proverbs 19:7

All the brothers of the poor man are against him: how much more do his friends go far from him! ...

Proverbs 19:8

He who gets wisdom has love for his soul: he who keeps good sense will get what is truly good.

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness will not go without punishment, and the breather out of deceit will be cut off.

Proverbs 19:10

Material comfort is not good for the foolish; much less for a servant to be put over rulers.

Proverbs 19:11

A man's good sense makes him slow to wrath, and the overlooking of wrongdoing is his glory.

Proverbs 19:12

The king's wrath is like the loud cry of a lion, but his approval is like dew on the grass.

Proverbs 19:13

A foolish son is the destruction of his father; and the bitter arguments of a wife are like drops of rain falling without end.

Proverbs 19:14

House and wealth are a heritage from fathers, but a wife with good sense is from the Lord.

Proverbs 19:15

Hate of work sends deep sleep on a man: and he who has no industry will go without food.

Proverbs 19:16

He who keeps the law keeps his soul; but death will be the fate of him who takes no note of the word.

Proverbs 19:17

He who has pity on the poor gives to the Lord, and the Lord will give him his reward.

Proverbs 19:18

Give your son training while there is hope; let not your heart be purposing his death.

Proverbs 19:19

A man of great wrath will have to take his punishment: for if you get him out of trouble you will have to do it again.

Proverbs 19:20

Let your ear be open to suggestion and take teaching, so that at the end you may be wise.

Proverbs 19:21

A man's heart may be full of designs, but the purpose of the Lord is unchanging.

Proverbs 19:22

The ornament of a man is his mercy, and a poor man is better than one who is false.

Proverbs 19:23

The fear of the Lord gives life: and he who has it will have need of nothing; no evil will come his way.

Proverbs 19:24

The hater of work puts his hand deep into the basin, and will not even take it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 19:25

When blows overtake the man of pride, the simple will get sense; say sharp words to the wise, and knowledge will be made clear to him.

Proverbs 19:26

He who is violent to his father, driving away his mother, is a son causing shame and a bad name.

Proverbs 19:27

A son who no longer gives attention to teaching is turned away from the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 19:28

A good-for-nothing witness makes sport of the judge's decision: and the mouth of evil-doers sends out evil like a stream.

Proverbs 19:29

Rods are being made ready for the man of pride, and blows for the back of the foolish.