Proverbs 22 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A good name is more desirable than great wealth. Respect is better than silver or 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 is the maker of them all. 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
3 Sensible people foresee trouble and hide [from it], but gullible people go ahead and suffer [the consequence]. 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
4 On the heels of humility (the fear of the LORD) are riches and honor and life. 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
5 A devious person has thorns and traps ahead of him. Whoever guards himself will stay far away 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 he is old he will not turn away from it. 6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
7 A rich person rules poor people, and a borrower is a slave to a lender. 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 Whoever plants injustice will harvest trouble, and this weapon of his own fury will be destroyed. 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
9 Whoever is generous will be blessed because he has shared 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 will leave. Quarreling and abuse will stop. 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
11 Whoever loves a pure heart and whoever speaks graciously has a 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 LORD's eyes watch over knowledge, but he overturns the words of a treacherous person. 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
13 A lazy person says, "There's a lion outside! I'll be murdered in the streets!" 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!"
14 The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit. The one who is 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 firmly attached to a child's heart. Spanking will remove it far 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 for profit [or] giving to the rich certainly leads 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 Open your ears, and hear the words of wise people, and set your mind on the knowledge I give you. 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,
18 It is pleasant if you keep them in mind [so that] they will be on the tip of your tongue, 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.
19 so that your trust may be in the LORD. Today I have made them known to you, especially to you. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
20 Didn't I write to you previously with advice and knowledge 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
21 in order to teach you the words of truth so that you can give an accurate report to those who send you? 21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?
22 Do not rob the poor because they are poor or trample on the rights of an oppressed person at the city gate, 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
23 because the LORD will plead their case and will take the lives of those who rob them. 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.
24 Do not be a friend of one who has a bad temper, and never keep company with a hothead, 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 set a trap for yourself. 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
26 Do not be [found] among those who make deals with a handshake, among those who guarantee other people's 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 back a loan, why should your bed be repossessed? 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
28 Do not move an ancient boundary marker that your ancestors set in place. 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.
29 Do you see a person who is efficient in his work? He will serve kings. He will not serve unknown people. 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.