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Proverbs 19: 1-17

19Better the poor walking in integrity
   than one perverse of speech who is a fool.
2 Desire without knowledge is not good,
   and one who moves too hurriedly misses the way.
3 One’s own folly leads to ruin,
   yet the heart rages against the Lord.
4 Wealth brings many friends,
   but the poor are left friendless.
5 A false witness will not go unpunished,
   and a liar will not escape.
6 Many seek the favour of the generous,
   and everyone is a friend to a giver of gifts.
7 If the poor are hated even by their kin,
   how much more are they shunned by their friends!
When they call after them, they are not there.*
8 To get wisdom is to love oneself;
   to keep understanding is to prosper.
9 A false witness will not go unpunished,
   and the liar will perish.
10 It is not fitting for a fool to live in luxury,
   much less for a slave to rule over princes.
11 Those with good sense are slow to anger,
   and it is their glory to overlook an offence.
12 A king’s anger is like the growling of a lion,
   but his favour is like dew on the grass.
13 A stupid child is ruin to a father,
   and a wife’s quarrelling is a continual dripping of rain.
14 House and wealth are inherited from parents,
   but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
15 Laziness brings on deep sleep;
   an idle person will suffer hunger.
16 Those who keep the commandment will live;
   those who are heedless of their ways will die.
17 Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,
   and will be repaid in full.

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