than a fool whose lips are perverse.
how much more will hasty feet miss the way!
yet their heart rages against the Lord.
but even the closest friend of the poor person deserts them.
and whoever pours out lies will not go free.
and everyone is the friend of one who gives gifts.
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 cherishes understanding will soon prosper.
and whoever pours out lies will perish.
how much worse for a slave to rule over princes!
it is to one’s glory to overlook an offense.
but his favor is like dew on the grass.
and a quarrelsome wife is like
the constant dripping of a leaky roof.
but a prudent wife is from the Lord.
and the shiftless go hungry.
but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.
and he will reward them for what they have done.
do not be a willing party to their death.
rescue them, and you will have to do it again.
and at the end you will be counted among the wise.
but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.
better to be poor than a liar.
then one rests content, untouched by trouble.
he will not even bring it back to his mouth!
rebuke the discerning, and they will gain knowledge.
is a child who brings shame and disgrace.
and you will stray from the words of knowledge.
and the mouth of the wicked gulps down evil.
and beatings for the backs of fools.
Proverbs, 19 chapter. New International Version.