Proverbs 22:11-21 CSB

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!"a

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.b

      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.c

          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.d

              References for Proverbs 22:16

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

                  Words of the Wise

                  17 Listen closely,e 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 youf and ifg 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 sayingsh 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 reporti to those who sent you?j

                              References for Proverbs 22:21

                                • s 22:21 - Lit give dependable words
                                • t 22:21 - Pr 10:26; 25:13