Proverbs 22 NAS

On Life and Conduct

1 A 1good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.

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2 The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the 2maker of them all.

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    • a 22:2 - Lit "meet together"
      3 The 3prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.

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      4 The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.

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        • c 22:4 - Or "reverence"
          5 4Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them.

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          6 5Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

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            • d 22:6 - Lit "according to his way"
              7 The 6rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.

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              8 He who 7sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the 8rod of his fury will perish.

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              9 He who is 9generous * will be blessed, For he 10gives some of his food to the poor.

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                • e 22:9 - Lit "has a good eye"
                  10 11Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.

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                  11 He who loves 12purity of heart And whose speech is 13gracious, the king is his friend.

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                    • f 22:11 - Lit "has grace on his lips"
                      12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.
                      13 The 14sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!"

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                      14 The mouth of 15an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is 16cursed of the LORD will fall into it.

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                        • g 22:14 - Lit "strange woman"
                        • h 22:14 - Lit "there"
                          15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The 17rod of discipline will remove it far from him.

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                          16 He 18who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, 19will only come to poverty.

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                          17 20Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;

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                          18 For it will be 21pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.

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                            • j 22:18 - Lit "They together"
                              19 So that your 22trust may be in the LORD, I have taught you today, even you.

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                                • k 22:19 - Lit "made you know"
                                  20 Have I not written to you 23excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,

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                                    • l 22:20 - Or "previous"
                                      21 To make you 24know the certainty of the words of truth That you may 25correctly answer him who sent you?

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                                        • m 22:21 - Lit "truth"
                                        • n 22:21 - Lit "return to words of truth"
                                          22 26Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or 27crush the afflicted at the gate;

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                                          23 For the LORD will 28plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.

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                                          24 Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a 29hot-tempered man,

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                                          25 Or you will 30learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.

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                                          26 Do not be among those who 31give * pledges *, Among those who become guarantors for debts.

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                                            • q 22:26 - Lit "strike hands"
                                              27 If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he 32take your bed from under you?

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                                              28 33Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set.

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                                              29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will 34stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.

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