Proverbs 19 (asv)
Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
And he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
19:4Wealth addeth many friends;
But the poor is separated from his friend.
19:5A false witness shall not be unpunished;
And he that uttereth lies shall not escape.
How much more do his friends go far from him!
He pursueth them with words, but they are gone.
19:9A false witness shall not be unpunished;
And he that uttereth lies shall perish.
19:10Delicate living is not seemly for a fool;
Much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
19:11The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger;
But his favor is as dew upon the grass.
19:13A foolish son is the calamity of his father;
And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
19:15Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep;
And the idle soul shall suffer hunger.
19:16He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul;
But he that is careless of his ways shall die.
And his good deed will he pay him again.
19:18Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope;
nd set not thy heart on his destruction.
For if thou deliver him, thou must do it yet again.
19:20Hear counsel, and receive instruction,
That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
19:21There are many devices in a man's heart;
19:22That which maketh a man to be desired is his kindness;
And he that hath it shall abide satisfied;
He shall not be visited with evil.
19:24The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish,
And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
19:25Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence;
19:26He that doeth violence to his father, and chaseth away his mother,
Is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach.
19:27Cease, my son, to hear instruction
Only to err from the words of knowledge.
19:28A worthless witness mocketh at justice;
And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity.
19:29Judgments are prepared for scoffers,
And stripes for the back of fools.