Proverbs 22


The Benefits of Wisdom

[3is more preferred 2name 1A good] than [2riches 1many]; [4over 1and 5silver 6and 7gold 3favor 2good]. Rich and poor meet with one another; [5both 1but 2the 3  lord 4made]. A clever man seeing the wicked [2being punished 1forcefully] is himself corrected; but the fools passing by are penalized. [3is the generation 4of wisdom 1The fear 2of the  lord], and riches, and glory, and life. Thistles and snares are in [2ways 1crooked]; but the one guarding his own soul is at a distance from them. Dedicate the child according to his way; and indeed if he should grow old, he will not depart from it. The rich [2the poor 1shall control], and servants [2to their own 3masters 1will lend]. The one sowing heedlessly harvests bad things; and the calamity of his works he shall complete. [2man 1A happy] and a giver God loves; and the folly of his works he shall end. The one showing mercy on the poor [2himself 1nourishes]; for of his own bread loaves he gives to the poor. [5victory 6and 7honor 4procures 1The one 3gifts 2giving]; however [2the life 1it removes] of the ones possessing. 10 Cast out from the sanhedrin the mischievous one! and [2shall go out together 3with him 1altercation]. For whenever he sits in the sanhedrin [2all 1he dishonors]. 11 The  lord loves sacred hearts; [4are acceptable 1and 5to him 2all 3unblemished ones] in their ways. [3with his lips 2tends 1A king]. 12 But the eyes of the  lord carefully keep good sense; but he treats as worthless the words of a lawbreaker. 13 [2makes an excuse 3and 4says 1The lazy one], There is a lion in the streets, and in the squares are murderers. 14 [4cesspool 3is a deep 1The mouth 2of a lawbreaker]; and the one being detested by the  lord shall fall into it. 15 Thoughtlessness lights up the heart of a young person; but the rod and instruction will drive it far from him. 16 The one extorting the needy [2many 1produces 4for himself 3evils]; and he gives to the rich to make it less. 17 [3to the words 4of the wise 1Set aside 2your ear], and hear my words! and [2your 3heart 1set] that you should know! 18 for they are good, and if you put them in your heart, they shall gladden you at the same time upon your lips; 19 that your [2should be 3upon 4the  lord 1hope], and he shall make known to you his way; 20 but also you register them to yourself, even thrice for counsel and knowledge! 21 I teach you then a true word, and knowledge good to hearken to; for you to answer words of truth to the ones propounding things to you. 22 Do not repel the needy! [3poor 1for 2he is]. And you shall not dishonor the weak at the gates; 23 for the  lord will arbitrate his cause, and you shall rescue your [2against reprisal 1soul]. 24 Be not a companion to a man inclined to rage! and a friend prone to anger do not lodge with! 25 lest at any time you should learn of his ways, and should receive nooses for your soul. 26 Do not give yourself for surety! shaming the face, 27 for if you should not have from any place to pay, they shall take the bedding under your sides. 28 Do not remove [2boundaries 1the everlasting]! which [2set 1your fathers]. 29 An observant man, and one sharp in his works [3kings 1must 2stand beside], and should not stand beside [2men 1dull].
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