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Proverbs 22 YLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A name is chosen rather than much wealth, Than silver and than gold -- good grace. 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
2 Rich and poor have met together, The Maker of them all [is] Jehovah. 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
3 The prudent hath seen the evil, and is hidden, And the simple have passed on, and are punished. 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
4 The end of humility [is] the fear of Jehovah, Riches, and honour, and life. 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
5 Thorns -- snares [are] in the way of the perverse, Whoso is keeping his soul is 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 Give instruction to a youth about his way, Even when he is old he turneth not 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 over the poor ruleth, And a servant [is] the borrower to the lender. 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 Whoso is sowing perverseness reapeth sorrow, And the rod of his anger weareth out. 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
9 The good of eye -- he is blessed, For he hath given of his bread to the poor. 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
10 Cast out a scorner -- and contention goeth out, And strife and shame cease. 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.
11 Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace [are] his lips, a king [is] 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 Jehovah have kept knowledge, And He overthroweth the words of the treacherous. 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
13 The slothful hath said, `A lion [is] without, In the midst of the broad places I am slain.' 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 strange women, The abhorred of Jehovah falleth 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 youth, The rod of chastisement putteth 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 He is oppressing the poor to multiply to him, He is giving to the rich -- only to want. 16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.
17 Incline thine ear, and hear words of the wise, And thy heart set to my knowledge, 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,
18 For they are pleasant when thou dost keep them in thy heart, They are prepared together for 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 Jehovah, I caused thee to know to-day, even thou. 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
20 Have I not written to thee three times With counsels and knowledge? 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
21 To cause thee to know the certainty of sayings of truth, To return sayings of truth to those sending thee. 21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?
22 Rob not the poor because he [is] poor, And bruise not the afflicted in the gate. 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,
23 For Jehovah pleadeth their cause, And hath spoiled the soul of their spoilers. 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them.
24 Shew not thyself friendly with an angry man, And with a man of fury go not in, 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,
25 Lest thou learn his paths, And have received a snare to thy soul. 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.
26 Be not thou among those striking hands, Among sureties [for] burdens. 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
27 If thou hast nothing to pay, Why doth he take thy bed from under thee? 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
28 Remove not a border of olden times, That thy fathers have made. 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers.
29 Hast thou seen a man speedy in his business? Before kings he doth station himself, He stations not himself before obscure men! 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.