Proverbs 19 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 19


Proverbs 19:1

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

Proverbs 19:2

Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good; And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

Proverbs 19:3

The foolishness of man subverteth his way; And his heart fretteth against Jehovah.

Proverbs 19:4

Wealth addeth many friends; But the poor is separated from his friend.

Proverbs 19:5

A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall not escape.

Proverbs 19:6

Many will entreat the favor of the liberal man; And every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.

Proverbs 19:7

All the brethren of the poor do hate him: How much more do his friends go far from him! He pursueth [them with] words, [but] they are gone.

Proverbs 19:8

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

Proverbs 19:9

A false witness shall not be unpunished; And he that uttereth lies shall perish.

Proverbs 19:10

Delicate living is not seemly for a fool; Much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

Proverbs 19:11

The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger; And it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Proverbs 19:12

The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion; But his favor is as dew upon the grass.

Proverbs 19:13

A foolish son is the calamity of his father; And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.

Proverbs 19:14

House and riches are an inheritance from fathers; But a prudent wife is from Jehovah.

Proverbs 19:15

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; And the idle soul shall suffer hunger.

Proverbs 19:16

He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul; [But] he that is careless of his ways shall die.

Proverbs 19:17

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Jehovah, And his good deed will he pay him again.

Proverbs 19:18

Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope; And set not thy heart on his destruction.

Proverbs 19:19

A man of great wrath shall bear the penalty; For if thou deliver [him], thou must do it yet again.

Proverbs 19:20

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Proverbs 19:21

There are many devices in a man’s heart; But the counsel of Jehovah, that shall stand.

Proverbs 19:22

That which maketh a man to be desired is his kindness; And a poor man is better than a liar.

Proverbs 19:23

The fear of Jehovah [tendeth] to life; And he [that hath it] shall abide satisfied; He shall not be visited with evil.

Proverbs 19:24

The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish, And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.

Proverbs 19:25

Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence; And reprove one that hath understanding, [and] he will understand knowledge.

Proverbs 19:26

He that doeth violence to his father, and chaseth away his mother, Is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach.

Proverbs 19:27

Cease, my son, to hear instruction [Only] to err from the words of knowledge.

Proverbs 19:28

A worthless witness mocketh at justice; And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity.

Proverbs 19:29

Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And stripes for the back of fools.

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