1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
1 From this chapter to the five and twentieth are sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices.
19:1 ¶ Better [is] the poor walking in his integrity, Than the perverse [in] his lips, who [is] a fool.
19:2 Also, without knowledge the soul [is] not good, And the hasty in feet is sinning.
19:4 Wealth addeth many friends, And the poor from his neighbour is separated.
19:5 A false witness is not acquitted, Whoso breatheth out lies is not delivered.
19:6 Many entreat the face of the noble, And all have made friendship to a man of gifts.
19:7 All the brethren of the poor have hated him, Surely also his friends have been far from him, He is pursuing wordsthey are not!
19:8 Whoso is getting heart is loving his soul, He is keeping understanding to find good.
19:9 A false witness is not acquitted, And whoso breatheth out lies perisheth.
19:10 Luxury is not comely for a fool, Much less for a servant to rule among princes.
19:11 The wisdom of a man hath deferred his anger, And his glory [is] to pass over transgression.
19:12 The wrath of a king [is] a growl as of a young lion, And as dew on the herb his good-will.
19:13 A calamity to his father [is] a foolish son, And the contentions of a wife [are] a continual dropping.
19:15 Sloth causeth deep sleep to fall, And an indolent soul doth hunger.
19:16 Whoso is keeping the command is keeping his soul, Whoso is despising His ways dieth.
19:18 Chastise thy son, for there is hope, And to put him to death lift not up thy soul.
19:19 A man of great wrath is bearing punishment, For, if thou dost deliver, yet again thou dost add.
19:20 Hear counsel and receive instruction, So that thou art wise in thy latter end.
19:22 The desirableness of a man [is] his kindness, And better [is] the poor than a liar.
19:24 The slothful hath hidden his hand in a dish, Even unto his mouth he bringeth it not back.
19:25 A scorner smite, and the simple acts prudently, And give reproof to the intelligent, He understandeth knowledge.
19:26 Whoso is spoiling a father causeth a mother to flee, A son causing shame, and bringing confusion.
19:27 Cease, my son, to hear instructionTo err from sayings of knowledge.
19:28 A worthless witness scorneth judgment, And the mouth of the wicked swalloweth iniquity.
19:29 Judgments have been prepared for scorners, And stripes for the back of fools!
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