Better is a poor person who walks in his integrity
than one who has twisted lips and is rich. Bible see other translations

“rich.” The Masoretic Hebrew text reads, “and is a fool,” but that reading most likely came about as a scribal error. There are some Hebrew manuscripts that read “rich.”a

See comments by Michael Fox, Proverbs 10-31 [AB]; Robert Alter, The Wisdom Books.

Commentary for: Proverbs 19:1