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Proverbs 19:21 King James Version (KJV)

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

Proverbs 19:21 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 Many plans are in a man’s heart,
but the Lord’s decree will prevail.

Proverbs 19:21 American Standard Version (ASV)

21 There are many devices in a man’s heart;
But the counsel of Jehovah, that shall stand.

Proverbs 19:21 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

21 Many [are] the purposes in a man's heart, And the counsel of Jehovah it standeth.

Proverbs 19:21 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
    but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Proverbs 19 King James Version (KJV)

19 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 intreat 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proverbs 19 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

19 Better a poor man who lives with integrity
than someone who has deceitful lips and is a fool.

Even zeal is not good without knowledge,
and the one who acts hastily[a] sins.

A man’s own foolishness leads him astray,
yet his heart rages against the Lord.

Wealth attracts many friends,
but a poor man is separated from his friend.

A false witness will not go unpunished,
and one who utters lies will not escape.

Many seek a ruler’s favor,
and everyone is a friend of one who gives gifts.

All the brothers of a poor man hate him;
how much more do his friends
keep their distance from him!
He may pursue them with words,
but they are not there.[b]

The one who acquires good sense[c] loves himself;
one who safeguards understanding finds success.

A false witness will not go unpunished,
and one who utters lies perishes.

10 Luxury is not appropriate for a fool
how much less for a slave to rule over princes!

11 A person’s insight gives him patience,
and his virtue is to overlook an offense.

12 A king’s rage is like the roaring of a lion,
but his favor is like dew on the grass.

13 A foolish son is his father’s ruin,
and a wife’s nagging is an endless dripping.

14 A house and wealth are inherited from fathers,
but a sensible wife is from the Lord.

15 Laziness induces deep sleep,
and a lazy person will go hungry.

16 The one who keeps commands preserves himself;
one who disregards[d] his ways will die.

17 Kindness to the poor is a loan to the Lord,
and He will give a reward to the lender.[e]

18 Discipline your son while there is hope;
don’t be intent on killing him.[f]

19 A person with great anger bears the penalty;
if you rescue him, you’ll have to do it again.

20 Listen to counsel and receive instruction
so that you may be wise later in life.[g]

21 Many plans are in a man’s heart,
but the Lord’s decree will prevail.

22 What is desirable in a man is his fidelity;
better to be a poor man than a liar.

23 The fear of the Lord leads to life;
one will sleep at night[h] without danger.

24 The slacker buries his hand in the bowl;
he doesn’t even bring it back to his mouth.

25 Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson;
rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.

26 The one who assaults his father and evicts his mother
is a disgraceful and shameful son.

27 If you stop listening to correction, my son,
you will stray from the words of knowledge.

28 A worthless witness mocks justice,
and a wicked mouth swallows iniquity.

29 Judgments are prepared for mockers,
and beatings for the backs of fools.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 19:2 Lit who is hasty with feet
  2. Proverbs 19:7 Hb uncertain
  3. Proverbs 19:8 Lit acquires a heart
  4. Proverbs 19:16 Or despises, or treats lightly
  5. Proverbs 19:17 Lit to him
  6. Proverbs 19:18 Lit don’t lift up your soul to his death
  7. Proverbs 19:20 Lit in your end
  8. Proverbs 19:23 Lit will spend the night satisfied

Proverbs 19 American Standard Version (ASV)

19 Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity
Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.
Also, [a]that the soul be without knowledge is not good;
And he that hasteth with his feet [b]sinneth.
The foolishness of man subverteth his way;
And his heart fretteth against Jehovah.
Wealth addeth many friends;
But [c]the poor is separated from his friend.
A false witness shall not be unpunished;
And he that [d]uttereth lies shall not escape.
Many will entreat the favor of [e]the liberal man;
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!
[f]He pursueth them with words, but they are gone.
He that getteth [g]wisdom loveth his own soul:
He that keepeth understanding shall find good.
A false witness shall not be unpunished;
And he that [h]uttereth lies shall perish.
10 Delicate living is not seemly for a fool;
Much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
11 The discretion of a man maketh him slow to anger;
And it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
12 The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion;
But his favor is as dew upon the grass.
13 A foolish son is the calamity of his father;
And the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
14 House and riches are an inheritance from fathers;
But a prudent wife is from Jehovah.
15 Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep;
And the idle soul shall suffer hunger.
16 He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his soul;
But he that [i]is careless of his ways shall die.
17 He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto Jehovah,
And his good deed will he pay him again.
18 Chasten thy son, seeing there is hope;
And set not thy heart on [j]his destruction.
19 A man of great wrath shall bear the penalty;
For if thou deliver him, thou must do it yet again.
20 Hear counsel, and receive [k]instruction,
That thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
21 There are many devices in a man’s heart;
But the counsel of Jehovah, that shall stand.
22 That which maketh a man to be desired is his kindness;
And a poor man is better than a liar.
23 The fear of Jehovah tendeth to life;
And he that hath it shall abide satisfied;
He shall not be visited with evil.
24 The sluggard burieth his hand in the dish,
And will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
25 Smite a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence;
And reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
26 He that doeth violence to his father, and chaseth away his mother,
Is a son that causeth shame and bringeth reproach.
27 Cease, my son, to hear instruction
Only to err from the words of knowledge.
28 A worthless witness mocketh at justice;
And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity.
29 Judgments are prepared for scoffers,
And stripes for the back of fools.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 19:2 Or, desire without knowledge is not good
  2. Proverbs 19:2 Or, misseth his way
  3. Proverbs 19:4 Or, the friend of the poor separateth himself from him
  4. Proverbs 19:5 Hebrew breatheth out.
  5. Proverbs 19:6 Or, a prince
  6. Proverbs 19:7 Or, He pursueth after words, which are nought
  7. Proverbs 19:8 Hebrew heart.
  8. Proverbs 19:9 Hebrew breatheth out.
  9. Proverbs 19:16 Hebrew despiseth.
  10. Proverbs 19:18 Hebrew causing him to die.
  11. Proverbs 19:20 Or, correction

Proverbs 19 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

19 Better [is] the poor walking in his integrity, Than the perverse [in] his lips, who [is] a fool.

Also, without knowledge the soul [is] not good, And the hasty in feet is sinning.

The folly of man perverteth his way, And against Jehovah is his heart wroth.

Wealth addeth many friends, And the poor from his neighbour is separated.

A false witness is not acquitted, Whoso breatheth out lies is not delivered.

Many entreat the face of the noble, And all have made friendship to a man of gifts.

All the brethren of the poor have hated him, Surely also his friends have been far from him, He is pursuing words -- they are not!

Whoso is getting heart is loving his soul, He is keeping understanding to find good.

A false witness is not acquitted, And whoso breatheth out lies perisheth.

10 Luxury is not comely for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule among princes.

11 The wisdom of a man hath deferred his anger, And his glory [is] to pass over transgression.

12 The wrath of a king [is] a growl as of a young lion, And as dew on the herb his good-will.

13 A calamity to his father [is] a foolish son, And the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping.

14 House and wealth [are] the inheritance of fathers, And from Jehovah [is] an understanding wife.

15 Sloth causeth deep sleep to fall, And an indolent soul doth hunger.

16 Whoso is keeping the command is keeping his soul, Whoso is despising His ways dieth.

17 Whoso is lending [to] Jehovah is favouring the poor, And his deed He repayeth to him.

18 Chastise thy son, for there is hope, And to put him to death lift not up thy soul.

19 A man of great wrath is bearing punishment, For, if thou dost deliver, yet again thou dost add.

20 Hear counsel and receive instruction, So that thou art wise in thy latter end.

21 Many [are] the purposes in a man's heart, And the counsel of Jehovah it standeth.

22 The desirableness of a man [is] his kindness, And better [is] the poor than a liar.

23 The fear of Jehovah [is] to life, And satisfied he remaineth -- he is not charged with evil.

24 The slothful hath hidden his hand in a dish, Even unto his mouth he bringeth it not back.

25 A scorner smite, and the simple acts prudently, And give reproof to the intelligent, He understandeth knowledge.

26 Whoso is spoiling a father causeth a mother to flee, A son causing shame, and bringing confusion.

27 Cease, my son, to hear instruction -- To err from sayings of knowledge.

28 A worthless witness scorneth judgment, And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity.

29 Judgments have been prepared for scorners, And stripes for the back of fools!

Proverbs 19 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

19 Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity
    than a man who is perverse in speech, and is a fool.
It is not good for a man to be without knowledge,
    and he who makes haste with his feet misses his way.
When a man’s folly brings his way to ruin,
    his heart rages against the Lord.
Wealth brings many new friends,
    but a poor man is deserted by his friend.
A false witness will not go unpunished,
    and he who utters lies will not escape.
Many seek the favor of a generous man,
    and every one is a friend to a man who gives gifts.
All a poor man’s brothers hate him;
    how much more do his friends go far from him!
He pursues them with words, but does not have them.[a]
He who gets wisdom loves himself;
    he who keeps understanding will prosper.
A false witness will not go unpunished,
    and he who utters lies will perish.
10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury,
    much less for a slave to rule over princes.
11 Good sense makes a man slow to anger,
    and it is his glory to overlook an offense.
12 A king’s wrath is like the growling of a lion,
    but his favor is like dew upon the grass.
13 A foolish son is ruin to his father,
    and a wife’s quarreling is a continual dripping of rain.
14 House and wealth are inherited from fathers,
    but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
15 Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep,
    and an idle person will suffer hunger.
16 He who keeps the commandment keeps his life;
    he who despises the word[b] will die.
17 He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
    and he will repay him for his deed.
18 Discipline your son while there is hope;
    do not set your heart on his destruction.
19 A man of great wrath will pay the penalty;
    for if you deliver him, you will only have to do it again.[c]
20 Listen to advice and accept instruction,
    that you may gain wisdom for the future.
21 Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
    but it is the purpose of the Lord that will be established.
22 What is desired in a man is loyalty,
    and a poor man is better than a liar.
23 The fear of the Lord leads to life;
    and he who has it rests satisfied;
    he will not be visited by harm.
24 The sluggard buries his hand in the dish,
    and will not even bring it back to his mouth.
25 Strike a scoffer, and the simple will learn prudence;
    reprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
26 He who does violence to his father and chases away his mother
    is a son who causes shame and brings reproach.
27 Cease, my son, to hear instruction
    only to stray from the words of knowledge.
28 A worthless witness mocks at justice,
    and the mouth of the wicked devours iniquity.
29 Condemnation is ready for scoffers,
    and flogging for the backs of fools.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 19:7 Heb uncertain
  2. Proverbs 19:16 Cn Compare 13.13: Heb his ways
  3. Proverbs 19:19 Heb obscure
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright © 1946, 1952, and 1971 the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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