Proverbs 22:1-9 CEBA

1 A good reputation is better than much wealth; high esteem is better than silver and gold.
2 The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD made them both.
3 Prudent people see trouble and hide, while the simpleminded go right to it and get punished.
4 The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD is wealth, honor, and life.
5 Thorns and nets are in the path of the crooked; those who guard their lives keep their distance.
6 Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won't depart from it.
7 The wealthy rule over the poor; a borrower is a slave to a lender.
8 Those who sow injustice will harvest evil; the rod of their fury will come to an end.
9 Happy are generous people, because they give some of their food to the poor.