Proverbs 22 HNV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; Loving favor rather 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 is the maker of them all. 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
3 A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it. 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
4 The result of humility and the fear of the LORD Is wealth, honor, and life. 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
5 Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked: Whoever guards his soul stays 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 up a child in the way he should go, And 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 rules over the poor. The borrower is servant to the lender. 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, 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 He who has a generous eye 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 the mocker, and strife will go out; Yes, quarrels and insults will stop. 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
11 He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully Is the king's friend. 11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.
12 The eyes of the LORD watch over knowledge; But he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will 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 an adulteress is a deep pit: He who is under the LORD's wrath 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 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: The rod of discipline drives 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 Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, Both come 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 Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching. 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,
18 For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, If all of them are 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 That your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
20 Haven't I written to you thirty excellent things Of counsel and knowledge, 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
21 To teach you truth, reliable words, To give sound answers to the ones 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 poor, because he is poor; And don't crush the needy in court; 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
23 For the LORD will plead their case, And plunder the life of those who plunder them. 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.
24 Don't befriend a hot-tempered man, And don't associate with one who harbors anger: 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,
25 Lest you learn his ways, And ensnare your soul. 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
26 Don't you be one of those who strike hands, Of those who are collateral for debts. 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
27 If you don't have means to pay, Why should he take away your bed from under 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, Which your fathers have 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 serve kings; He won't serve obscure men. 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.