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Proverbs 22

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22:1 A `good' name is rather to be chosen than great riches, `And' loving favor rather than silver and gold.

22:2 The rich and the poor meet together: Jehovah is the maker of them all.

22:3 A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

22:4 The reward of humility `and' the fear of Jehovah `Is' riches, and honor, and life.

22:5 Thorns `and' snares are in the way of the perverse: He that keepeth his soul shall be far from them.

22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it.

22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor; And the borrower is servant to the lender.

22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap calamity; And the rod of his wrath shall fail.

22:9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; For he giveth of his bread to the poor.

22:10 Cast out the scoffer, and contention will go out; Yea, strife and ignominy will cease.

22:11 He that loveth pureness of heart, `For' the grace of his lips the king will be his friend.

22:12 The eyes of Jehovah preserve `him that hath' knowledge; But he overthroweth the words of the treacherous man.

22:13 The sluggard saith, There is a lion without: I shall be slain in the streets.

22:14 The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: He that is abhorred of Jehovah shall fall therein.

22:15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; `But' the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his `gain', `And' he that giveth to the rich, `shall come' only to want.

22:17 Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, And apply thy heart unto my knowledge.

22:18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee, If they be established together upon thy lips.

22:19 That thy trust may be in Jehovah, I have made `them' known to thee this day, even to thee.

22:20 Have not I written unto thee excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,

22:21 To make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, That thou mayest carry back words of truth to them that send thee?

22:22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor; Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

22:23 For Jehovah will plead their cause, And despoil of life those that despoil them.

22:24 Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; And with a wrathful man thou shalt not go:

22:25 Lest thou learn this ways, And get a snare to thy soul.

22:26 Be thou not one of them that strike hands, `Or' of them that are sureties for debts.

22:27 If thou hast not wherewith to pay, Why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, Which thy fathers have set.

22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men.


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