1 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
1 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
1 A poor man who walks blamelessly is better than a fool who speaks perversely.
2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge is not good. And he who hastens with his feet sins.
2 Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
2 Furthermore, it isn't good to be ignorant, and whoever rushes into things misses the mark.
3 The foolishness of a man subverts his way, and his heart rages against LORD.
3 The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
3 A man's foolishness ruins his life, yet his heart rages against the LORD.
4 Wealth adds many friends, but a poor man is separated from his friend.
4 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
4 Wealth brings many friends, but a poor man is deserted by his friend.
5 A FALSE witness shall not be unpunished, and he who utters lies shall not escape.
5 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
5 A witness to lies will not go unpunished; the teller of falsehoods will not escape.
6 Many will entreat the favor of a generous man, and every man is a friend to him who gives gifts.
6 Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
6 Many curry favor of an official; everyone is a friend of the gift giver.
7 All the brothers of a poor man hate him, how much more do his friends go far from him! He pursues [with] words, [but] they are gone.
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 wanting to him.
7 All the relatives of a poor person shun him how much more do his friends avoid him! Though he runs after them pleading, they aren't around.
8 He who gets wisdom loves his own soul. He who keeps understanding shall find good.
8 He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
8 Whoever obtains wisdom loves himself, and whoever treasures understanding will prosper.
9 A FALSE witness shall not be unpunished, and he who utters lies shall perish.
9 A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
9 A witness to lies will not go unpunished; the teller of falsehoods will perish.
10 Luxurious living is not fitting for a fool, much less for a servant to have rule over rulers.
10 Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
10 It's not fitting for a fool to live in luxury; neither is it for a servant to rule over princes.
11 The discretion of a man makes him slow to anger, and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
11 A person's discretion makes him slow to anger, and it is to his credit that he ignores an offence.
12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion, but his favor is as dew upon the grass.
12 The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
12 The king's anger is like the roaring of a lion, but his goodwill is like dew on the grass.
13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father, and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
13 A father's ruin is a foolish son, and a wife's quarreling is like dripping water that never stops.
14 House and riches are an inheritance from fathers, but a prudent wife is from LORD.
14 House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
14 A house and self-sufficiency are a father's inheritance, but from the LORD comes an insightful wife.
15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.
15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
15 Laziness puts one to sleep, and an idle person will go hungry.
16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul. He who is careless of his ways shall die.
16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
16 Whoever obeys a commandment keeps himself safe, but someone who is contemptuous in conduct will die.
17 He who has pity upon a poor man lends to LORD, and he will repay him his good deed.
17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
17 Whoever is kind to the poor is lending to the LORD the benefit of his gift will return to him in abundance.
18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
18 Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
18 Discipline your son while there is still hope but don't set your heart on his destruction.
19 A man of great wrath shall bear the penalty, for if thou deliver [him], thou must do it yet again.
19 A man of great anger will bear the penalty,For if you rescue him, you will only have to do it again.
19 A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
19 The person who has great anger must pay the consequences, because if you rescue him, you will have to do it again.
20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou may be wise in thy latter end.
20 Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
20 Listen to advice and accept discipline, and you'll be wise for the rest of your life.
21 There are many devices in a man's heart, but the counsel of LORD, that shall stand.
21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
21 Many plans occupy the mind of a man, but the LORD's purposes will prevail.
22 That which makes a man to be desired is his kindness, and a poor man is better than a liar.
22 The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
22 Human beings long for grace, and it's better to be poor than a man of deceit.
23 The fear of LORD is life to a man, and he shall abide satisfied. He shall not be visited with evil.
23 The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
23 The fear of the LORD leads to life; whoever is satisfied with it will rest, untouched by evil.
24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
24 A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
24 The lazy person buries his hand in his dish and doesn't bother to bring it back to his mouth.
25 Smite a scoffer, and a simple man will learn prudence. And reprove him who has understanding, [and] he will understand knowledge.
25 Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
25 If you scourge a scoffer, the simple person may learn to be discreet; rebuke a discerning man and he will gain understanding.
26 He who does violence to his father, and chases away his mother, is a son that causes shame and brings reproach.
26 He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
26 The one who assaults his father and evicts his motheris a disgraceful and shameful son.
26 Whoever mistreats his father and alienates his mother is a son who brings both shame and disrespect.
27 To err from the words of knowledge, cease, my son, to hear instruction.
27 Cease listening, my son, to discipline,And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
27 Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
27 If you stop listening to correction, my son,you will stray from the words of knowledge.
27 My son, if you stop listening to instruction, you will stray from the principles of knowledge.
28 A worthless witness mocks at justice, and the mouth of the wicked swallows iniquity.
28 An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
28 A corrupt witness mocks justice, and the wicked person feeds on iniquity.
29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers, and stripes for the back of fools.
29 Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.
29 Condemnation is appropriate for mockers, just as beatings are for the backs of fools.
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