Proverbs 22:16-26 CSB

16 Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich-both lead only to poverty.a

References for Proverbs 22:16

    • n 22:16 - Pr 11:24; 22:7; 28:27

      Words of the Wise

      17 Listen closely,b 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 youc and ifd 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 sayingse 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 reportf to those who sent you?g

                  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,h

                      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.i

                          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,j 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.k

                                  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,l who put up security for loans.m

                                      References for Proverbs 22:26

                                        • y 22:26 - Lit who shakes hands
                                        • z 22:26 - Pr 6:1-5; 11:15; 17:18