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Proverbs 22

ASV 1 A [good] name is rather to be chosen than great riches, [And] loving favor rather than silver and gold. NIV 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. ASV 2 The rich and the poor meet together: Jehovah is the maker of them all. NIV 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. ASV 3 A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it. NIV 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. ASV 4 The reward of humility [and] the fear of Jehovah [Is] riches, and honor, and life. NIV 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life. ASV 5 Thorns [and] snares are in the way of the perverse: He that keepeth his soul shall be far from them. NIV 5 In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them. ASV 6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it. NIV 6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. ASV 7 The rich ruleth over the poor; And the borrower is servant to the lender. NIV 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. ASV 8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap calamity; And the rod of his wrath shall fail. NIV 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed. ASV 9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; For he giveth of his bread to the poor. NIV 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. ASV 10 Cast out the scoffer, and contention will go out; Yea, strife and ignominy will cease. NIV 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. ASV 11 He that loveth pureness of heart, [For] the grace of his lips the king will be his friend. NIV 11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend. ASV 12 The eyes of Jehovah preserve [him that hath] knowledge; But he overthroweth the words of the treacherous man. NIV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. ASV 13 The sluggard saith, There is a lion without: I shall be slain in the streets. NIV 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!" ASV 14 The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: He that is abhorred of Jehovah shall fall therein. NIV 14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it. ASV 15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; [But] the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. NIV 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him. ASV 16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his [gain], [And] he that giveth to the rich, [shall come] only to want. NIV 16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty. ASV 17 Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, And apply thy heart unto my knowledge. NIV 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, ASV 18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee, If they be established together upon thy lips. NIV 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. ASV 19 That thy trust may be in Jehovah, I have made [them] known to thee this day, even to thee. NIV 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. ASV 20 Have not I written unto thee excellent things Of counsels and knowledge, NIV 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, ASV 21 To make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, That thou mayest carry back words of truth to them that send thee? NIV 21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you? ASV 22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor; Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: NIV 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, ASV 23 For Jehovah will plead their cause, And despoil of life those that despoil them. NIV 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them. ASV 24 Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; And with a wrathful man thou shalt not go: NIV 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, ASV 25 Lest thou learn this ways, And get a snare to thy soul. NIV 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared. ASV 26 Be thou not one of them that strike hands, [Or] of them that are sureties for debts. NIV 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; ASV 27 If thou hast not wherewith to pay, Why should he take away thy bed from under thee? NIV 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. ASV 28 Remove not the ancient landmark, Which thy fathers have set. NIV 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers. ASV 29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men. NIV 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.