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Proverbs 22 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor 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 The clever see danger and hide; but the simple go 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 reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches 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; the cautious will keep 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 Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray. 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 the slave of the lender. 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of anger will fail. 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
9 Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor. 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
10 Drive out a scoffer, and strife goes out; quarreling and abuse will cease. 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
11 Those who love a pure heart and are gracious in speech will have the king as a 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 keep watch over knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the faithless. 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
13 The lazy person says, "There is a lion outside! I shall 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 a loose woman is a deep pit; he with whom the Lord 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 Folly is bound up in the heart of a boy, but the rod of discipline drives it far away. 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 in order to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich, will lead only to loss. 16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.
17 The words of the wise: Incline your ear and hear my words, and apply your mind to my teaching; 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,
18 for it will be pleasant 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 So that your trust may be in the Lord, I have made them known to you today—yes, to 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 of admonition and knowledge, 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
21 to show you what is right and true, so that you may give a true answer 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 Do not rob the poor because they are poor, or 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 the Lord pleads their cause and despoils of life those who despoil them. 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.
24 Make no friends with those given to anger, and do not associate with hotheads, 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,
25 or you may learn their ways and entangle yourself in a snare. 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
26 Do not be one of those who give pledges, who become surety for debts. 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
27 If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you? 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
28 Do not remove the ancient landmark that your ancestors set up. 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.
29 Do you see those who are skillful in their work? They will serve kings; they will not serve common people. 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.