Proverbs 22:1-9 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Choose a good reputation over great riches, for being held in high esteem is better than having 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 made them both. 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
3 A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
4 True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life. 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.
5 The deceitful walk a thorny, treacherous road; whoever values life will stay away. 5 In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them.
6 Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it. 6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
7 Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender. 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 Those who plant seeds of injustice will harvest disaster, and their reign of terror will end. 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
9 Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor. 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.