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Proverbs 22 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A good name is better than great riches: and good favour is above 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 poor have met one another: the Lord is the maker of them both. 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
3 The prudent man saw the evil, and hid himself: the simple passed on, and suffered loss. 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
4 The fruit of humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and glory and life. 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
5 Arms and swords are in the way of the perverse: but he that keepeth his own soul, departeth 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 It is a proverb: A young man according to his way, 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 ruleth over the poor: and the borrower is servant to him that lendeth. 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 He that soweth iniquity, shall reap evils, and with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed. 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
9 He that is inclined to mercy, shall be blessed: for of his bread he hath given to the poor. He that maketh presents, shall purchase victory and honour: but he carrieth away the souls of the receivers. 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
10 Cast out the scoffer, and contention shall go out with him, and quarrels and reproaches shall cease. 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
11 He that loveth cleanness of heart, for the grace of his lips shall have the king for his 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 preserve knowledge: and the words of the unjust are overthrown. 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
13 The slothful man saith: There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the midst of the streets. 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!"
14 The mouth of a strange woman is a deep pit: he whom the Lord is angry with, shall 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, and the rod of correction shall drive it away. 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
16 He that oppresseth the poor, to increase his own riches, shall himself give to one that is richer, and shall be in need. 16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.
17 Incline thy ear, and hear the words of the wise: and apply thy heart to my doctrine: 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,
18 Which shall be beautiful for thee, if thou keep it in thy bowels, and it shall flow in thy lips: 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.
19 That thy trust may be in the Lord, wherefore I have also shewn it to thee this day. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
20 Behold I have described it to thee three manner of ways, in thoughts and knowledge: 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
21 That I might shew thee the certainty, and the words of truth, to answer out of these to them that sent thee. 21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?
22 Do no violence to the poor, because he is poor: and do not oppress the needy in the gate: 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
23 Because the Lord will judge his cause: and will afflict them that have afflicted his soul. 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.
24 Be not a friend to an angry man, and do not walk with a furious man: 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,
25 Lest perhaps thou learn his ways, and take scandal to thy soul. 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
26 Be not with them that fasten down their hands, and that offer themselves sureties for debts: 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
27 For if thou have not wherewith to restore, what cause is there that he should take the covering from thy bed? 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
28 Pass not beyond the ancient bounds which thy fathers have set. 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.
29 Hast thou seen a man swift in his work? he shall stand before kings, and shall not be before those that are obscure. 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.