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Proverbs 22 CSB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A good name is to be chosen over great wealth; favor is better than silver and gold. 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
2 The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord made them both. 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
3 A sensible person sees danger and takes cover, but the inexperienced keep going and are punished. 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
4 The result of humility is fear of the Lord, along with wealth, honor, and life. 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
5 There are thorns and snares on the path of the crooked; the one who guards himself stays far from them. 5 In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them.
6 Teach a youth about the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart 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 over the poor, and the borrower is a slave to the lender. 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 The one who sows injustice will reap disaster, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed. 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
9 A generous person will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
10 Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too; then lawsuits and dishonor will cease. 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
11 The one who loves a pure heart and gracious lips-the king is his friend. 11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.
12 The Lord's eyes keep watch over knowledge, but He overthrows the words of the treacherous. 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
13 The slacker says, "There's a lion outside! I'll be killed in the streets!" 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!"
14 The mouth of the forbidden woman is a deep pit; a man cursed by the Lord will fall 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 Foolishness is tangled up in the heart of a youth; the rod of discipline will drive it 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 Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich-both lead only to poverty. 16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.
17 Listen closely, pay attention to the words of the wise, and apply your mind 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 pleasing if you keep them within you and if they are constantly 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 have instructed you today-even you- so that your confidence may be in the Lord. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
20 Haven't I written for you thirty sayings about counsel and knowledge, 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
21 in order to teach you true and reliable words, so that you may give a dependable report to those 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 rob a poor man because he is poor, and don't crush the oppressed at the gate, 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
23 for the Lord will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them. 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.
24 Don't make friends with an angry man, and don't be a companion of a hot-tempered man, 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,
25 or you will learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
26 Don't be one of those who enter agreements, who put up security for loans. 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
27 If you have no money to pay, even your bed will be taken from under you. 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
28 Don't move an ancient property line that your fathers set up. 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.
29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings. He will not stand in the presence of unknown men. 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.