Proverbs 22

1A goodname is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
loving...: or, favour is better than, etc

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

3A prudent manforeseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

4By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
By...: or, The reward of humility, etc

5Thorns andsnares are in the way of the perverse: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

6Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
Train...: or, Catechise
in...: Heb. in his way

7The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
the lender: Heb. the man that lendeth

8He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
the rod...: or, with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed

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

10Cast out the scorner, and contention shall end; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

11He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
for...: or, and hath grace in his lips

12The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.
the words: or, the matters

13The slothful mansaith, There is a lion outside, I shall be slain in the streets.

14The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit: he that is abhorred by the LORD shall fall in it.

15Foolishness isbound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

16He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.

17Bow down thy ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge. 18For it is a pleasant thing if thou keepest them within thee; they shall all be ready on thy lips.
within...: Heb. in thy belly
19That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
even...: or, trust thou also
20Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, 21That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send to thee?
to them...: or, to those that send thee?

22Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: 23For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.

24Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 25Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

26Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts. 27If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

28Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
landmark: or, bound

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

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