Perverse Lips


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

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

      The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD. 

 Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour. 

     A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape. 

       Many will entreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts. 

     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. 

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

     A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish. 

       Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes. 

      The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression. 

      The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass. 

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

      House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD. 

       Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. 

     He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die. 

     He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again. 

       Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying. 

     A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again. 

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

       There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand. 

       The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar. 

       The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. 

     A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again. 

       Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge. 

     He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach. 

       Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge. 

     An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity. 

       Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools. 

Proverbs 19:1-29