1A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
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2The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is 3the maker of them all.
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4The prudent sees danger and hides himself, but the simple go on and suffer for it.
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The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is 5riches and honor and life.
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6Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked; whoever 7guards his soul will keep far from them.
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8Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
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9The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
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Whoever 10sows injustice will reap calamity, and 11the rod of his fury will fail.
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12Whoever has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he 13shares his bread with the poor.
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14Drive out a scoffer, 15and strife will go out, and 16quarreling and abuse will cease.
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He who 17loves purity of heart, and whose 18speech is gracious, 19will have the king as his friend.
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The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he 20overthrows the words of the traitor.
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21The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!"
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The mouth of 22forbidden women is 23a deep pit; 24he with whom the LORD is angry will fall into it.
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Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but 25the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
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Whoever oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, 26will only come to poverty.
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27Incline your ear, and hear 28the words of the wise, 29and apply your heart to my knowledge,
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for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.
That your trust may be in the LORD, I have made them known to you today, even to you.
Have I not written for you 30thirty sayings of counsel and knowledge,
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to 31make you know what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?
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32Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or 33crush the afflicted at 34the gate,
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for 35the LORD will plead their cause and rob of life those who rob them.
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Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,
lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
Be not one of those who 36give pledges, who put up security for debts.
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If you have nothing with which to pay, why should 37your bed be taken from under you?
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Do not move the ancient 38landmark that your fathers have set.
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Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will 39stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.
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