Proverbs 19 Expanded Bible (EXB)
19 It is better to be poor and ·honest [L walking in innocence]
2 ·Enthusiasm [Desire; Zeal; Passion] without knowledge is not good.
3 People’s own foolishness ·ruins their lives [L frustrates their path],
4 Wealthy people are always finding more friends,
5 A witness who lies will not go ·free [unpunished];
6 Many people ·want to please [L seek the face of] a leader,
7 Poor people’s relatives ·avoid [L hate] them;
8 Those who ·get wisdom [L acquire heart] ·do themselves a favor [L love themselves],
9 A witness who lies will not go ·free [unpunished],
10 A fool should not live in luxury.
11 The ·wise [insightful] ·are patient [L hold in their anger];
12 An angry king is like a ·roaring [growling] lion,
13 A foolish ·child [son] ·brings [is a] disaster to a father,
14 Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,
15 Lazy people ·sleep a lot [L fall into a deep sleep],
16 Those who ·obey [guard] the commands ·protect [guard] themselves,
17 Being ·kind [gracious; generous] to the poor is like lending to the Lord;
18 ·Correct [Discipline] your children while there is still hope;
19 People with quick tempers will have to pay for it.
20 Listen to advice and accept correction,
21 People can make all kinds of plans,
22 People ·want [desire] others to be loyal,
23 Those who ·respect [fear] the Lord will live
24 Though the lazy person ·puts [L buries] his hand in the dish,
25 ·Whip those who make fun of wisdom [L Hit/Strike a mocker], and perhaps ·foolish [naive; immature; simpleminded] people will gain some ·wisdom [prudence].
26 A child who ·robs [devastates] his father and ·sends [drives] away his mother
27 Don’t stop listening to correction, my child,
28 An ·evil [worthless] witness ·makes fun of fairness [mocks justice],
29 ·People who make fun of wisdom will be punished [L Punishments were made for mockers],