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Proverbs 22

BBE 1 A good name is more to be desired than great wealth, and to be respected is better than silver and gold. NIV 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. BBE 2 The man of wealth and the poor man come face to face: the Lord is the maker of them all. NIV 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. BBE 3 The sharp man sees the evil and takes cover: the simple go straight on and get into trouble. NIV 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. BBE 4 The reward of a gentle spirit and the fear of the Lord is wealth and honour and life. NIV 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life. BBE 5 Thorns and nets are in the way of the twisted: he who keeps watch over his soul will 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. BBE 6 If a child is trained up in the right way, even when he is old he will not be turned away from it. NIV 6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. BBE 7 The man of wealth has rule over the poor, and he who gets into debt is a servant to his creditor. NIV 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. BBE 8 By planting the seed of evil a man will get in the grain of sorrow, and the rod of his wrath will be broken. NIV 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed. BBE 9 He who is kind will have a blessing, for he gives of his bread to the poor. NIV 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. BBE 10 Send away the man of pride, and argument will go out; truly fighting and shame will come to an end. NIV 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. BBE 11 He whose heart is clean is dear to the Lord; 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. BBE 12 The eyes of the Lord keep knowledge, but by him the acts of the false man will be overturned. NIV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. BBE 13 The hater of work says, There is a lion outside: I will be put to death in the streets. NIV 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!" BBE 14 The mouth of strange women is a deep hole: he with whom the Lord is angry will go down into it. NIV 14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it. BBE 15 Foolish ways are deep-seated in the heart of a child, but the rod of punishment will send them 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. BBE 16 He who is cruel to the poor for the purpose of increasing his profit, and he who gives to the man of wealth, will only come to be in need. NIV 16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty. BBE 17 Let your ear be bent down for hearing my words, and let your heart give thought to knowledge. NIV 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, BBE 18 For it is a delight to keep them in your heart, to have them ready on your lips. NIV 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. BBE 19 So that your faith may be in the Lord, I have made them clear to you this day, even to you. NIV 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. BBE 20 Have I not put in writing for you thirty sayings, with wise suggestions and knowledge, NIV 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, BBE 21 To make you see how certain are true words, so that you may give a true answer to those who put questions to you? NIV 21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you? BBE 22 Do not take away the property of the poor man because he is poor, or be cruel to the crushed ones when they come before the judge: NIV 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, BBE 23 For the Lord will give support to their cause, and take the life of those who take their goods. NIV 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them. BBE 24 Do not be friends with a man who is given to wrath; do not go in the company of an angry man: NIV 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, BBE 25 For fear of learning his ways and making a net ready for your soul. NIV 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared. BBE 26 Be not one of those who give their hands in an agreement, or of those who make themselves responsible for debts: NIV 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; BBE 27 If you have nothing with which to make payment, he will take away your bed from under you. NIV 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. BBE 28 Let not the old landmark be moved which your fathers have put in place. NIV 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers. BBE 29 Have you seen a man who is expert in his business? he will take his place before kings; his place will not be among low persons. NIV 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.