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Proverbs 22

CSB 1 A good name is to be chosen over great wealth; favor 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. CSB 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. CSB 3 A sensible person sees danger and takes cover, but the inexperienced keep going and are punished. NIV 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. CSB 4 The result of humility is fear of the Lord, along with wealth, honor, and life. NIV 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life. CSB 5 There are thorns and snares on the path of the crooked; the one who guards himself stays 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. CSB 6 Teach a youth about the way he should go; 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. CSB 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is a slave to the lender. NIV 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. CSB 8 The one who sows injustice will reap disaster, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed. NIV 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed. CSB 9 A generous person will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. NIV 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. CSB 10 Drive out a mocker, and conflict goes too; then lawsuits and dishonor will cease. NIV 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. CSB 11 The one who loves a pure heart and gracious lips-the king is his friend. NIV 11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend. CSB 12 The Lord's eyes keep watch over knowledge, but He overthrows the words of the treacherous. NIV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. CSB 13 The slacker says, "There's a lion outside! I'll be killed in the streets!" NIV 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!" CSB 14 The mouth of the forbidden woman is a deep pit; a man cursed by the Lord will fall 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. CSB 15 Foolishness is tangled up in the heart of a youth; the rod of discipline will drive it away 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. CSB 16 Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich-both 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. CSB 17 Listen closely, pay attention to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge. NIV 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, CSB 18 For it is pleasing if you keep them within you and if they are constantly 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. CSB 19 I have instructed you today-even you- so that your confidence may be in the Lord. NIV 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. CSB 20 Haven't I written for you thirty sayings about counsel and knowledge, NIV 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, CSB 21 in order to teach you true and reliable words, so that you may give a dependable report 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? CSB 22 Don't rob a poor man because he is poor, and don't crush the oppressed at the gate, NIV 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, CSB 23 for the Lord will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them. NIV 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them. CSB 24 Don't make friends with an angry man, and don't be a companion of a hot-tempered man, NIV 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, CSB 25 or you will learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare. NIV 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared. CSB 26 Don't be one of those who enter agreements, who put up security for loans. NIV 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; CSB 27 If you have no money to pay, even your bed will be taken from under you. NIV 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. CSB 28 Don't move an ancient property line that your fathers set up. NIV 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers. CSB 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand in the presence of kings. He will not stand in the presence of unknown men. NIV 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.