Proverbs 22:17-29 ESV

Words of the Wise

17 1Incline your ear, and hear 2the words of the wise, 3and apply your heart to my knowledge,

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18 for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.
19 That your trust may be in the LORD, I have made them known to you today, even to you.
20 Have I not written for you 4thirty sayings of counsel and knowledge,

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21 to 5make you know what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?

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22 6Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or 7crush the afflicted at 8the gate,

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23 for 9the LORD will plead their cause and rob of life those who rob them.

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24 Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,
25 lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
26 Be not one of those who 10give pledges, who put up security for debts.

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27 If you have nothing with which to pay, why should 11your bed be taken from under you?

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28 Do not move the ancient 12landmark that your fathers have set.

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29 Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will 13stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

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