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Proverbs 19:1-3 Tree of Life Version (TLV)

Better to be Poor with Integrity

19 Better to be poor, walking with integrity,
than be a fool whose lips are corrupt.
Zeal without knowledge is not good,[a]
or to act hastily and miss the way.
A man’s folly undermines his way,
and his heart rages against Adonai.


  1. Proverbs 19:2 cf. Rom. 10:2.
Tree of Life Version (TLV)

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Proverbs 19:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

19 Better the poor whose walk is blameless
    than a fool whose lips are perverse.

Desire without knowledge is not good—
    how much more will hasty feet miss the way!

A person’s own folly leads to their ruin,
    yet their heart rages against the Lord.

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