Proverbs 22 CSB

1 A good name is to be chosen over great wealth; favor is better than silver and gold.a

References for Proverbs 22:1

    • a 22:1 - Pr 10:7; 8:10; Ec 7:1
      2 The rich and the poor have this in common:b the Lord made them both.c d

      References for Proverbs 22:2

        • b 22:2 - Lit poor meet
        • c 22:2 - Lit all
        • d 22:2 - Pr 29:13; Jb 31:13,15
          3 A sensible person sees danger and takes cover, but the inexperienced keep going and are punished.e

          References for Proverbs 22:3

            • e 22:3 - Pr 27:12; Isa 26:20
              4 The result of humility is fear of the Lord, along with wealth, honor, and life.f

              References for Proverbs 22:4

                • f 22:4 - Pr 15:33; 21:21; 29:23
                  5 There are thorns and snares on the path of the crooked;g the one who guards himself stays far from them.

                  References for Proverbs 22:5

                      6 Teach a youth about the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
                      7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is a slave to the lender.h

                      References for Proverbs 22:7

                        • h 22:7 - Dt 28:12-13
                          8 The one who sows injustice will reap disaster,i and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

                          References for Proverbs 22:8

                            • i 22:8 - Jb 4:8; Hs 10:13-14
                              9 A generous personj will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.

                              References for Proverbs 22:9

                                • j 22:9 - Lit Good of eye
                                  10 Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too; then lawsuits and dishonor will cease.
                                  11 The one who loves a pure heart and gracious lips-the king is his friend.
                                  12 The Lord's eyes keep watch over knowledge, but He overthrows the words of the treacherous.
                                  13 The slacker says, "There's a lion outside! I'll be killed in the streets!"k

                                  References for Proverbs 22:13

                                      14 The mouth of the forbidden woman is a deep pit; a man cursed by the Lord will fall into it.l

                                      References for Proverbs 22:14

                                        • l 22:14 - Pr 2:16-19; 7:5,21,27; 23:27-28
                                          15 Foolishness is tangled up in the heart of a youth; the rod of discipline will drive it away from him.m

                                          References for Proverbs 22:15

                                            • m 22:15 - Pr 13:24; 23:13-14; 29:15
                                              16 Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich-both lead only to poverty.n

                                              References for Proverbs 22:16

                                                • n 22:16 - Pr 11:24; 22:7; 28:27

                                                  Words of the Wise

                                                  17 Listen closely,o pay attention to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge.

                                                  References for Proverbs 22:17

                                                    • o 22:17 - Lit Stretch out your ear
                                                      18 For it is pleasing if you keep them within youp and ifq they are constantly on your lips.

                                                      References for Proverbs 22:18

                                                        • p 22:18 - Pr 18:8
                                                        • q 22:18 - Or you; let them be, or you, so that
                                                          19 I have instructed you today-even you- so that your confidence may be in the Lord.
                                                          20 Haven't I written for you thirty sayingsr about counsel and knowledge,

                                                          References for Proverbs 22:20

                                                            • r 22:20 - Text emended; one Hb tradition reads you previously; alt Hb tradition reads you excellent things; LXX, Syr, Vg read you three times
                                                              21 in order to teach you true and reliable words, so that you may give a dependable reports to those who sent you?t

                                                              References for Proverbs 22:21

                                                                • s 22:21 - Lit give dependable words
                                                                • t 22:21 - Pr 10:26; 25:13
                                                                  22 Don't rob a poor man because he is poor, and don't crush the oppressed at the gate,u

                                                                  References for Proverbs 22:22

                                                                    • u 22:22 - Pr 24:7; Ru 4:11; Zch 8:16
                                                                      23 for the Lord will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.v

                                                                      References for Proverbs 22:23

                                                                        • v 22:23 - Pr 23:10-11; Isa 3:13-15
                                                                          24 Don't make friends with an angry man,w and don't be a companion of a hot-tempered man,

                                                                          References for Proverbs 22:24

                                                                            • w 22:24 - Lit with a master of anger
                                                                              25 or you will learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.x

                                                                              References for Proverbs 22:25

                                                                                • x 22:25 - Pr 15:18; 18:7; 19:19
                                                                                  26 Don't be one of those who enter agreements,y who put up security for loans.z

                                                                                  References for Proverbs 22:26

                                                                                    • y 22:26 - Lit who shakes hands
                                                                                    • z 22:26 - Pr 6:1-5; 11:15; 17:18
                                                                                      27 If you have no money to pay, even your bed will be taken from under you.
                                                                                      28 Don't move an ancient property line that your fathers set up.{

                                                                                      References for Proverbs 22:28

                                                                                        • { 22:28 - Pr 23:10; Dt 19:14; 27:17
                                                                                          29 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.|

                                                                                          References for Proverbs 22:29