Proverbs 22 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Rather than wealth, choose a good reputation, esteem over silver and gold. 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
2 Rich and poor have this in common -ADONAI made them both. 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
3 The clever see trouble coming and hide; the simple go on and pay the penalty. 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
4 The reward for humility is fear of ADONAI, along with wealth, honor and life. 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
5 Thorns and snares beset the way of the stubborn; he who values his life keeps his distance from them. 5 In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them.
6 Train a child in the way he [should] go; and, even when old, he will not swerve from it. 6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
7 The rich rule the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 He who sows injustice reaps trouble, and the rod of his angry outburst will fail. 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
9 He who is generous is blessed, because he shares his food with the poor. 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
10 Throw the scoffer out, and quarreling goes too; strife and insults cease. 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
11 He who loves the pure-hearted and is gracious in speech will have the king as his friend. 11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.
12 The eyes of ADONAI protect [the man with] knowledge, but he overturns the plans of a traitor. 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
13 A lazy man says, "There's a lion outside! I'll be killed if I go out in the street!" 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!"
14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; the man with whom ADONAI is angry falls into it. 14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it.
15 Doing wrong is firmly tied to the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away from him. 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
16 Both oppressing the poor to enrich oneself and giving to the rich yield only loss. 16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.
17 Pay attention, and listen to the words of the wise; apply your heart to my knowledge; 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,
18 for it is pleasant to keep them deep within you; have all of them ready on your lips. 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.
19 I want your trust to be in ADONAI; this is why I'm instructing you about them today. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
20 I have written you worthwhile things full of good counsel and knowledge, 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
21 so you will know that these sayings are certainly true and bring back true sayings to him who sent you. 21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?
22 Don't exploit the helpless, because they are helpless, and don't crush the poor in court, 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
23 for ADONAI will plead their case for them and withhold life from those who defraud them. 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.
24 Don't associate with an angry man; make no hot-tempered man your companion. 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,
25 If you do, you may learn his ways and find yourself caught in a trap. 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
26 Don't be one of those who give pledges, guaranteeing loans made to others; 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
27 for if you don't have the wherewithal to pay, they will take your bed away from underneath you. 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
28 Don't move the ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors. 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.
29 Do you see a man skilled at his work? He will serve kings, not obscure people. 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.