A good name is to be chosen over great wealth; favor is better than silver and gold.
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The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord made them both.
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A sensible person sees danger and takes cover, but the inexperienced keep going and are punished.
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The result of humility is fear of the Lord, along with wealth, honor, and life.
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There are thorns and snares on the path of the crooked; the one who guards himself stays far from them.
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Teach a youth about the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is a slave to the lender.
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The one who sows injustice will reap disaster, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
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A generous person will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
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Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too; then lawsuits and dishonor will cease.
The one who loves a pure heart and gracious lips-the king is his friend.
The Lord's eyes keep watch over knowledge, but He overthrows the words of the treacherous.
The slacker says, "There's a lion outside! I'll be killed in the streets!"
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The mouth of the forbidden woman is a deep pit; a man cursed by the Lord will fall into it.
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Foolishness is tangled up in the heart of a youth; the rod of discipline will drive it away from him.
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Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich-both lead only to poverty.
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Listen closely, pay attention to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge.
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For it is pleasing if you keep them within you and if they are constantly on your lips.
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I have instructed you today-even you- so that your confidence may be in the Lord.
Haven't I written for you thirty sayings about counsel and knowledge,
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in order to teach you true and reliable words, so that you may give a dependable report to those who sent you?
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Don't rob a poor man because he is poor, and don't crush the oppressed at the gate,
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for the Lord will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.
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Don't make friends with an angry man, and don't be a companion of a hot-tempered man,
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or you will learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
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Don't be one of those who enter agreements, who put up security for loans.
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If you have no money to pay, even your bed will be taken from under you.
Don't move an ancient property line that your fathers set up.
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Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings. He will not stand in the presence of unknown men.
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