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Proverbs 19 - NIV


Better the poor whose walk is blameless
than a fool whose lips are perverse.


Desire without knowledge is not good—
how much more will hasty feet miss the way!


A person’s own folly leads to their ruin,
yet their heart rages against the Lord.


Wealth attracts many friends,
but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.


A false witness will not go unpunished,
and whoever pours out lies will not go free.


Many curry favor with a ruler,
and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.


The poor are shunned by all their relatives—
how much more do their friends avoid them!
Though the poor pursue them with pleading,
they are nowhere to be found.[a]


The one who gets wisdom loves life;
the one who cherishes understanding will soon prosper.


A false witness will not go unpunished,
and whoever pours out lies will perish.


It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury—
how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!


A person’s wisdom yields patience;
it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.


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


A foolish child is a father’s ruin,
and a quarrelsome wife is like
the constant dripping of a leaky roof.


Houses and wealth are inherited from parents,
but a prudent wife is from the Lord.


Laziness brings on deep sleep,
and the shiftless go hungry.


Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life,
but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.


Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
and he will reward them for what they have done.


Discipline your children, for in that there is hope;
do not be a willing party to their death.


A hot-tempered person must pay the penalty;
rescue them, and you will have to do it again.


Listen to advice and accept discipline,
and at the end you will be counted among the wise.


Many are the plans in a person’s heart,
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.


What a person desires is unfailing love[b] ;
better to be poor than a liar.


The fear of the Lord leads to life;
then one rests content, untouched by trouble.


A sluggard buries his hand in the dish;
he will not even bring it back to his mouth!


Flog a mocker, and the simple will learn prudence;
rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.


Whoever robs their father and drives out their mother
is a child who brings shame and disgrace.


Stop listening to instruction, my son,
and you will stray from the words of knowledge.


A corrupt witness mocks at justice,
and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.


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


a. Proverbs 19:7 The meaning of the Hebrew for this sentence is uncertain.
b. Proverbs 19:22 Or Greed is a person’s shame

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Tim Pollock avatar
When Training Children, It Is Important to Nip Things ins the Bud
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock on Parenting
Scripture: Proverbs 19:18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 171
Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
Divine Ability for Human Necessity
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Oct, 2015
Summary: “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.” Proverbs 19:21
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:1-21
Denomination: *other
Views: 3,722
Archie Norman avatar
Control Your Temper
Shared by: Archie Norman on Jun, 2015
Summary: a word to the wise
Scripture: Proverbs 19:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 684
William R. Nabaza avatar
Scorners and fools
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2014
Summary: To show in a negative sense that scoffers will only earn judgement in this life and fools will get a beating.
Scripture: Proverbs 19:29
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 306
William R. Nabaza avatar
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2014
Summary: To show how can we guard our life, heart and mind.
Scripture: Proverbs 19:16
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,924
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Dec, 2012
Summary: The Book of Proverbs places the responsibility for guiding the home according to the wisdom of God not only on the husband but also on the wife. A good wife makes the home a haven where development & devotion occur.
Series: Proverbs
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:13-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,032
Donnie De loney avatar
The Four “A’s” ---- Anger
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Dec, 2012
Summary: Different types of anger and how to let the Lord deliver us from them
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 19:11-1
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,393
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Nov, 2012
Summary: The answers to the riddles & problems of life lies with God. Therefore wise counselors know the God of the Bible & know the Bible of God. The Bible’s profound insights should cause us to face & solve problems in the wisest way.
Series: Proverbs
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,497
Craig Benner avatar
Jesus at the Pawn Shop
Shared by: Craig Benner on Nov, 2012
Summary: It is not that God cannot do it without you, but there are times that He borrows from us to work His will and do His deeds. He will make you a deal that can't be beat.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:17
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,906
Tom Shepard avatar
Proverbs 19 - On Life and Conduct
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Apr, 2012
Summary: This is a look at Proverbs chapter nineteen.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:1-29
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 2,077
Ed Vasicek avatar
Basic Sense for A Sense-Deprived World
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Mar, 2012
Summary: Solomon urges us to wake up and smell the coffee: we have to be serious about living with good sense.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:21-29
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,219
Ed Vasicek avatar
A Sane Perspective Upon Discipline and Compassion
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Feb, 2012
Summary: Walking with God means we must be willing to mix discipline with compassion in the right ratios and in the right situations. There is a time to be firm and buckle down and a time to open your heart.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 19:14-18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,034
Ed Vasicek avatar
Applying Wisdom to Anger
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Feb, 2012
Summary: How do you learn to tame anger? How should you relate to angry people? The one-word answer is “Wisdom.”
Scripture: Proverbs 19:8-20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,221
Ed Vasicek avatar
Working With Human Nature
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Feb, 2012
Summary: God created human beings to be social, reasoning creatures. His Word advises us about how to get along with others, how to relate to others, and how to live wisely and reasonably.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:3-7
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,763
Ed Vasicek avatar
Integrity, Zeal, Knowledge: What’s In Your Wallet?
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Feb, 2012
Summary: While shallow Christians who are playing the game of religion may get into the trappings of the faith, committed believers connect that their faith is to affect their daily ethics.
Scripture: Proverbs 19:1-2
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,692
Tessie R. Simmons avatar
Your Good Looks Didn't Get You A Wife: It Was God
Shared by: Tessie R. Simmons on Aug, 2011
Summary: A Prudent wife is from the Lord.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:14
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,077
William R. Nabaza avatar
Zeal without Knowledge is not good - Proverbs 19:2
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jul, 2011
Summary: To prove that a worker/servant of good, whatever status he/she is in, needs to study and put some investments to study God's words before he/she can share it.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:2
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 6,684
Howard Strickland avatar
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Feb, 2010
Summary: Verse upon verse teaching from the book of Proverbs. Very helpful for every age.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 19:1-29
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 562
Donnie De loney avatar
Overcoming Anger
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Dec, 2009
Summary: A sermon on controlling anger
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:11
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,636
Brad Bailey avatar
Identity Theft - Relationships
Shared by: Brad Bailey on Jun, 2009
Summary: A message about reclaiming what God created us to be, in relationships.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:22
Views: 1,428
Joseph Smith avatar
Hot Heads, Cold Hearts
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Nov, 2008
Summary: Anger drains us when it is either displaced or misplaced. But when we learn to replace it with a relationship to Christ, it becomes energizing.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 15:1-19:11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,493
Stephen Schwambach avatar
The Hidden Power of the Poor
Shared by: Stephen Schwambach on Jun, 2007
Summary: Most people think poor people have no power; nothing could be further from the truth!
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:17
Views: 1,566
Charles Mallory avatar
Thinking Through Our Decisions
Shared by: Charles Mallory on Jun, 2007
Summary: Learning to make godly and sound decisions in light of the consequences that could potentially occur.
based on 25 ratings
Denomination: Free Methodist
Views: 8,437
Mitch Davis avatar
Psst - Don't Tell Anyone, But...
Shared by: Mitch Davis on Aug, 2006
Summary: Recognizing and ridding ourselves from the deadly sin of gossip.
based on 3 ratings
Views: 1,009
Wes Richard avatar
Shared by: Wes Richard on Nov, 2005
Summary: Vision is a God thing. It has to do with finding out what God is up to in our world and then joining Him in doing it.
based on 13 ratings
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 930
Rodney Johnson Sr., avatar
There is Friend That Sticks Closer Than a Brother
Shared by: Rodney Johnson Sr., on Jun, 2005
Summary: This sermon emphasizes the faithfulness of Jesus in the life of the believer amid every circumstance.
based on 103 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 55,816
Steve Shepherd avatar
Proverbial Wisdom
Shared by: Steve Shepherd on Jan, 2005
Summary: 1- Zeal and Knowlege 2- Wealth and Poverty
based on 166 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:2
Views: 2,068
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
Yours, Mine, or Ours
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Sep, 2004
Summary: #10 in Proverbs & Parables Series. Using the Parable of the Good Samaritan and Proverbs. Looks at attitudes: What’s yours is mine and I’m going to take it. What’s mine is mine and I’m going to keep it. What’s mine is yours and I’m going to share it.
based on 63 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:1-28:1
Views: 7,426
Paul Fritz avatar
Avoid Over Reactions to Situations
Shared by: Paul Fritz on Jan, 2004
Summary: We live in an age when people are easily provoked toward anger or fear. However, the Bible teaches us: "A man’s wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense." Here are ten guidelines to help us avoid over reacting to irritations.
based on 49 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 19:11
Views: 3,125
Bruce Shields avatar
Man's Plans vs. God's Purpose
Shared by: Bruce Shields on Dec, 2003
Summary: This outline illustrates through scripture how God sees us and how He expects to see us as well as how we should look at ourselves.
based on 25 ratings
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 3,513