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Proverbs Chapter 19

Proverbs 19:7

pro 19:7

All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth [them (a) with] words, [yet] they [are] lacking [to him].

(a) To have comfort from them.

Proverbs 19:8

pro 19:8

He that getteth wisdom (b) loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

(b) He that is upright in judgment finds favour from God.

Proverbs 19:10

pro 19:10

(c) Delight is not proper for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.

(c) The free use of things are not to be permitted to him who cannot use them correctly.

Proverbs 19:11

pro 19:11

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and [it is] his glory (d) to pass over a transgression.

(d) That is, to cover it by charity, and to do in it as may most serve to God's glory.

Proverbs 19:13

pro 19:13

A foolish son [is] the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife [are] a continual (e) dropping.

(e) As rain that drops and rots the house.

Proverbs 19:19

pro 19:19

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou (f) deliver [him], yet thou must do it again.

(f) Though for a time he gives place to counsel, yet soon after will he give place to his raging affections.

Proverbs 19:21

pro 19:21

[There are] many devices in a (g) man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

(g) Man's device will not have success, unless God governs it, whose purpose is unchangeable.

Proverbs 19:22

pro 19:22

The desire of a man [is] his (h) kindness: and a poor man [is] better than a liar.

(h) That is, that he be honest: for the poor man who is honest is to be esteemed above the rich who is not virtuous.

Proverbs 19:25

pro 19:25

Smite a scorner, and the (i) simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, [and] he will understand knowledge.

(i) That is, the simple and ignorant men learn when they see the wicked punished.

Proverbs 19:28

pro 19:28

An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked (k) devoureth iniquity.

(k) Takes a pleasure and delight in it, as gluttons and drunkards in delicate meats and drinks.

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