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Proverbs 19:1

    Proverbs 19:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Better is the poor that walks in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Better is the poor man whose ways are upright, than the man of wealth whose ways are twisted.

    Webster's Revision

    Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity Than he that is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

    World English Bible

    Better is the poor who walks in his integrity than he who is perverse in his lips and is a fool.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity than he that perverse in his lips and is a fool.

    Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 19:1

    Better is the poor - The upright poor man is always to be preferred to the rich or self-sufficient fool.

    Barnes' Notes on Proverbs 19:1

    The "perverse" man is the rich fool, as contrasted with the poor man who is upright.

    Proverbs 19:1-2 are missing in the Septuagint.