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Proverbs 22

CEBA 1 A good reputation is better than much wealth; high esteem 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. CEBA 2 The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD made them both. NIV 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. CEBA 3 Prudent people see trouble and hide, while the simpleminded go right to it and get punished. NIV 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. CEBA 4 The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD is wealth, honor, and life. NIV 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life. CEBA 5 Thorns and nets are in the path of the crooked; those who guard their lives keep their distance. NIV 5 In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them. CEBA 6 Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won't 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. CEBA 7 The wealthy rule over the poor; a borrower is a slave to a lender. NIV 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. CEBA 8 Those who sow injustice will harvest evil; the rod of their fury will come to an end. NIV 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed. CEBA 9 Happy are generous people, because they give some of their food to the poor. NIV 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. CEBA 10 Remove the mocker and conflict disappears; judgment and shame also stop. NIV 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. CEBA 11 Those who love a pure heart— their speech is gracious, and the king is their friend. NIV 11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend. CEBA 12 The LORD's eyes protect knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the treacherous. NIV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. CEBA 13 A lazy person says, "There's a lion in the street! I'll be killed in the town square!" NIV 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!" CEBA 14 The mouth of a mysterious woman is a deep pit; those under the LORD's wrath will fall in it. NIV 14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it. CEBA 15 Folly is bound up in a child's heart; the rod of discipline removes it. NIV 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him. CEBA 16 Oppressing the poor to get rich and giving to the wealthy lead only to poverty. NIV 16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty. CEBA 17 Turn your ear and hear the words of the wise; focus your mind on my knowledge. NIV 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, CEBA 18 It will be pleasant if you keep the words in you, if you 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. CEBA 19 So that your trust will be in the LORD, I'm teaching you today—yes, you. NIV 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. CEBA 20 Haven't I written for you thirty sayings full of advice and knowledge? NIV 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, CEBA 21 Their purpose is to teach you true, reliable words, so you can report back reliably to those who sent you. NIV 21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you? CEBA 22 Don't steal from the poor, because they are poor. Don't oppress the needy in the gate. NIV 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, CEBA 23 The LORD will take up their case and press the life out of those who oppress them. NIV 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them. CEBA 24 Don't befriend people controlled by anger; don't associate with hot-tempered people; NIV 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, CEBA 25 otherwise, you will learn their ways and become trapped. NIV 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared. CEBA 26 Don't shake hands to guarantee a loan. NIV 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; CEBA 27 If you can't repay, why should they be able to take your bed from you? NIV 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. CEBA 28 Don't remove an ancient boundary marker that your ancestors established. NIV 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers. CEBA 29 Do you see people who work skillfully? They will work for kings but not work for lowly people. NIV 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.