Proverbs 22 TNIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed 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 Rich and 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 prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
4 Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
5 In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay 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 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn 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 rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 Those who sow injustice reap calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken. 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their 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 out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for 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 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's a lion outside! I'll be killed in the public square!" 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; a man who is under the LORD's wrath 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 child, but the rod of discipline will drive 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 Those who oppress the poor to increase their wealth and those who give gifts 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 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,
18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them 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 teach 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 thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
21 teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve? 21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?
22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not 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 take up their case and will exact life for life. 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.
24 Do not make friends with the hot-tempered, do not associate with those who are easily angered, 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 get yourself ensnared. 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
26 Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors. 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.
29 Do you see those who are skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank. 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.