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Proverbs 22 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A {reputation} [is] to be chosen {rather than} great riches; {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 Rich and poor have [much] in common; Yahweh is the maker of all of them. 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
3 The clever sees danger and hides, but the simple go on and suffer. 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
4 The reward of humility [is] the fear of Yahweh-- wealth and honor and life. 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
5 Thorns [and] snares [are] in the way of the perverse; he who guards himself will keep 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 the child {concerning his way}; even when he is old, he will not stray 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 will rule over the poor, and the borrower is a slave of {the lender}. 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 He who sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his anger will fail. 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
9 He [who] {is generous} will be blessed, for he gives to the poor from his [own] bread. 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
10 Drive out a scoffer and strife will go out; quarrel and abuse will cease. 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
11 He who loves purity of heart [and has]{gracious speech}, his friend [is the] king. 11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.
12 The eyes of Yahweh keep watch over knowledge, but he will overthrow the words of the faithless. 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
13 A lazy person says "A lion in the street! In the middle of the highway, I shall be killed!" 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!"
14 A deep pit is the mouth of an {adulteress}, [he with whom] Yahweh is angry will fall there. 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 boy; [the] rod of discipline will drive it 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 He who oppresses the poor [in order] to enrich himself, [or] gives to the rich, {will 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 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise; you shall 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] pleasant if you guard them {within you}; together they will be ready upon your lips. 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.
19 [In order] for your trust to be in Yahweh, I have made [them] known to you {today}--even you. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
20 Have I not written for you thirty [sayings] with admonitions and knowledge? 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
21 [In order] to show you what is right--sayings of truth-- [in order] to return a true saying 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 Do not rob the poor because he is poor, and do not crush the afflicted at the gate; 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
23 For Yahweh will plead their case and despoil those who despoil them of life. 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.
24 Do not befriend an owner of {anger}, and with a man of wrath you shall not associate; 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,
25 lest you learn his way and become entangled in a snare to yourself. 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
26 Do not be with those who {give a pledge} {by becoming} surety. 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
27 If there is nothing for you to pay, why will he take your bed from under you? 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
28 Do not remove an ancient boundary marker which your ancestors made. 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.
29 A man who is skillful in his work, you shall see: before kings, he will serve; he will not serve before the commoners. 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.