Proverbs 19:1-29 TPT

Proverbs 19:1-29 TPT [1] It’s better to be honest, even if it leads to poverty, than to live as a dishonest fool. [2] The best way to live is with revelation-knowledge, for without it, you’ll grow impatient and run right into error. [3] There are some people who ruin their own lives and then blame it all on God. [4] Being wealthy means having lots of “friends,” but the poor can’t keep the ones they have. [5] Perjury won’t go unpunished, and liars will get all that they deserve. [6] Everyone wants to be close to the rich and famous, but a generous person has all the friends he wants! [7] When a man is poor, even his family has no use for him. How much more will his “friends” avoid him—for though he begs for help, they won’t respond. [8] Do yourself a favor and love wisdom. Learn all you can, then watch your life flourish and prosper! [9] Tell lies and you’re going to get caught, and the habitual liar is doomed. [10] It doesn’t seem right when you see a fool living in the lap of luxury or a prideful servant ruling over princes. [11] An understanding person demonstrates patience, for mercy means holding your tongue. When you are insulted, be quick to forgive and forget it, for you are virtuous when you overlook an offense. [12] The rage of a king is like the roar of a lion, but his sweet favor is like a gentle, refreshing rain. [13] A rebellious son breaks a father’s heart, and a nagging wife can drive you crazy! [14] You can inherit houses and land from your parents, but a good wife only comes as a gracious gift from God! [15] Go ahead—be lazy and passive. But you’ll go hungry if you live that way. [16] Honor God’s holy instructions and life will go well for you. But if you despise his ways and choose your own plans, you will die. [17] Every time you give to the poor you make a loan to the Lord. Don’t worry—you’ll be repaid in full for all the good you’ve done. [18] Don’t be afraid to discipline your children while they’re still young enough to learn. Don’t indulge your children or be swayed by their protests. [19] A hot-tempered man has to pay the price for his anger. If you bail him out once, you’ll do it a dozen times. [20] Listen well to wise counsel and be willing to learn from correction so that by the end of your life you’ll be known for your wisdom. [21] A person may have many ideas concerning God’s plan for his life, but only the designs of God’s purpose will succeed in the end. [22] A man is charming when he displays tender mercies to others. And a lover of God who is poor and promises nothing is better than a rich liar who never keeps his promises. [23] When you live a life of abandoned love, surrendered before the awe of God, here’s what you’ll experience: Abundant life. Continual protection. And complete satisfaction! [24] There are some people who pretend they’re hurt—deadbeats who won’t even work to feed themselves. [25] If you punish the insolent who don’t know any better, they will learn not to mock. But if you correct a wise man, he will grow even wiser. [26] Children who mistreat their parents are an embarrassment to their family and a public disgrace. [27] So listen, my child. Don’t reject correction or you will certainly wander from the ways of truth. [28] A corrupt witness makes a mockery of justice, for the wicked never play by the rules. [29] Judgment is waiting for those who mock the truth, and foolish living invites a beating.

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