Amplified Bible

Proverbs 19

On Life and Conduct

1Better is a poor man who walks in his integrity
Than a [rich] man who is twisted in his speech and is a [shortsighted] fool.

Also it is not good for a person to be without knowledge,
And he who hurries with his feet [acting impulsively and proceeding without caution or analyzing the consequences] sins (misses the mark).

The foolishness of man undermines his way [ruining whatever he undertakes];
Then his heart is resentful and rages against the Lord [for, being a fool, he blames the Lord instead of himself].

Wealth makes many friends,
But a poor man is separated from his friend.

A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who breathes out lies will not escape.

Many will seek the favor of a generous and noble man,
And everyone is a friend to him who gives gifts.

All the brothers of a poor man hate him;
How much more do his friends abandon him!
He pursues them with words, but they are gone.

He who gains wisdom and good sense loves (preserves) his own soul;
He who keeps understanding will find good and prosper.

A false witness will not go unpunished,
And he who breathes lies will perish.
10 
Luxury is not fitting for a fool;
Much less for a slave to rule over princes.
11 
Good sense and discretion make a man slow to anger,
And it is his honor and glory to overlook a transgression or an offense [without seeking revenge and harboring resentment].
12 
The king’s wrath terrifies like the roaring of a lion,
But his favor is as [refreshing and nourishing as] dew on the grass.
13 
A foolish (ungodly) son is destruction to his father,
And the contentions of a [quarrelsome] wife are like a constant dripping [of water].
14 
House and wealth are the inheritance from fathers,
But a wise, understanding, and sensible wife is [a gift and blessing] from the Lord.
15 
Laziness casts one into a deep sleep [unmindful of lost opportunity],
And the idle person will suffer hunger.
16 
He who keeps and obeys the commandment [of the Lord] keeps (guards) his own life,
But he who is careless of his ways and conduct will die.
17 
He who is gracious and lends a hand to the poor lends to the Lord,
And the Lord will repay him for his good deed.
18 
Discipline and teach your son while there is hope,
And do not [indulge your anger or resentment by imposing inappropriate punishment nor] desire his destruction.
19 
A man of great anger will bear the penalty [for his quick temper and lack of self-control];
For if you rescue him [and do not let him learn from the consequences of his action], you will only have to rescue him over and over again.
20 
Listen to counsel, receive instruction, and accept correction,
That you may be wise in the time to come.
21 
Many plans are in a man’s mind,
But it is the Lord’s purpose for him that will stand (be carried out).
22 
That which is desirable in a man is his loyalty and unfailing love,
But it is better to be a poor man than a [wealthy] liar.
23 
The fear of the Lord leads to life,
So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
24 
The lazy man buries his hand in the [food] dish,
But will not even bring it to his mouth again.
25 
Strike a scoffer [for refusing to learn], and the naive may [be warned and] become prudent;
Reprimand one who has understanding and a teachable spirit, and he will gain knowledge and insight.
26 
He who assaults his father and chases away his mother
Is a son who brings shame and disgrace.
27 
Cease listening, my son, to instruction and discipline
And you will stray from the words of knowledge.
28 
A wicked and worthless witness mocks justice,
And the mouth of the wicked spreads iniquity.
29 
Judgments are prepared for scoffers,
And beatings for the backs of [thickheaded] fools.

Japanese Living Bible

箴言 知恵の泉 19

1人をだまして金持ちになるより、
貧しくても正直に生きるほうが幸せです。
よく調べもせずに突っ走るのは、
失敗のもとです。
人は自分の不注意でチャンスを逃しては、
それを主のせいにします。
金持ちには友がたくさんできますが、
貧しい人にはだれも寄りつきません。
偽証すれば罰せられ、
うそをつけば罰を免れません。
気前のいい人は大ぜいの人に好かれ、
だれとでも友になります。
貧しいと、
友ばかりか兄弟にもそっぽを向かれます。
どんなに呼んでも、去った人は戻りません。
知恵のある人は、
自分の一番大事な仕事を愛して成功します。
偽証すれば罰せられ、
うそをつけば捕まります。
10 愚か者が成功し、
使用人が主人を支配するのはふさわしくありません。
11 利口な人は侮辱されても、
忍耐を働かせて信用を得ます。
12 王の怒りはライオンのうなり声のように恐ろしく、
優しいことばは草に降りる露のように快いものです。
13 不従順な子は、
父にとってわずらわしい存在です。
文句ばかり言う妻は、
したたり続ける雨もりのようにやっかいです。
14 家や財産なら父親でも息子に残すことができます。
賢い妻は、主に与えていただくしかありません。
15 怠けて眠りこけてばかりいると、
そのうち飢えることになります。
16 いのちが惜しければ命令を守りなさい。
命令を無視する者は死にます。
17 貧しい人に手を差し伸べるのは、
主に貸すのと同じです。
あとで主が報いてくれます。
18 まだ望みのあるうちに子どもを懲らしめなさい。
放っておいて、その一生を台なしにしてはいけません。
19 短気な者が失敗したら、自分で後始末をさせなさい。
一度でも助けてやると、くり返すようになります。
20 忠告はできるだけ聞いて、賢く生きなさい。
21 人はたくさんの計画を立てますが、
主の計画だけが成るのです。
22 親切な人はだれにも好かれます。
貧しくても、うそつきよりは良いのです。
23 主を恐れることは、幸せで安全な生活のかぎです。
24 目の前に食べ物があるのに、
口に入れようともしない怠け者がいます。
25 人をさげすむ者を罰すれば見せしめになり、
知恵のある人をしかると、ますます賢くなります。
26 親に乱暴する者は辱めを受けます。
27 間違っていると思う教えを聞くのはやめなさい。
28 偽りの証人は正しい裁判を侮り、
こりずにまた罪を犯します。
29 さばきをさげすんで守らない者は、
きびしく罰せられます。