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Proverbs 19:1-3 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

Chapter 19

Better to be poor and walk in integrity
    than rich and crooked in one’s ways.
Desire without knowledge is not good;
    and whoever acts hastily, blunders.[a]
Their own folly leads people astray;
    in their hearts they rage against the Lord.[b]


  1. 19:2 When not guided by wisdom, appetite—or desire—is not good. “Running feet” (so the Hebrew) miss the mark, i.e., do not reach their destination.
  2. 19:3 One’s own folly destroys one’s life. It is an indication of that folly that one blames God rather than oneself.
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)

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