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Proverbs 22

GNT 1 If you have to choose between a good reputation and great wealth, choose a good reputation. NIV 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. GNT 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. GNT 3 Sensible people will see trouble coming and avoid it, but an unthinking person will walk right into it and regret it later. NIV 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. GNT 4 Obey the Lord, be humble, and you will get riches, honor, and a long life. NIV 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life. GNT 5 If you love your life, stay away from the traps that catch the wicked along the way. NIV 5 In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them. GNT 6 Teach children how they should live, and they will remember it all their life. NIV 6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. GNT 7 Poor people are slaves of the rich. Borrow money and you are the lender's slave. NIV 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. GNT 8 If you plant the seeds of injustice, disaster will spring up, and your oppression of others will end. NIV 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed. GNT 9 Be generous and share your food with the poor. You will be blessed for it. NIV 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. GNT 10 Get rid of a conceited person, and then there will be no more arguments, quarreling, or name-calling. NIV 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. GNT 11 If you love purity of heart and graciousness of speech, the king will be your friend. NIV 11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend. GNT 12 The Lord sees to it that truth is kept safe by disproving the words of liars. NIV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. GNT 13 Lazy people stay at home; they say a lion might get them if they go outside. NIV 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!" GNT 14 Adultery is a trap - it catches those with whom the Lord is angry. NIV 14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it. GNT 15 Children just naturally do silly, careless things, but a good spanking will teach them how to behave. NIV 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him. GNT 16 If you make gifts to rich people or oppress the poor to get rich, you will become poor yourself. NIV 16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty. GNT 17 Listen, and I will teach you what the wise have said. Study their teachings, NIV 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, GNT 18 and you will be glad if you remember them and can quote them. NIV 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. GNT 19 I want you to put your trust in the Lord; that is why I am going to tell them to you now. NIV 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. GNT 20 I have written down thirty sayings for you. They contain knowledge and good advice, NIV 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, GNT 21 and will teach you what the truth really is. Then when you are sent to find it out, you will bring back the right answer. NIV 21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you? GNT 22 Don't take advantage of the poor just because you can; don't take advantage of those who stand helpless in court. NIV 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, GNT 23 The Lord will argue their case for them and threaten the life of anyone who threatens theirs. NIV 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them. GNT 24 Don't make friends with people who have hot, violent tempers. NIV 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, GNT 25 You might learn their habits and not be able to change. NIV 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared. GNT 26 Don't promise to be responsible for someone else's debts. NIV 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; GNT 27 If you should be unable to pay, they will take away even your bed. NIV 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. GNT 28 Never move an old property line that your ancestors established. NIV 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers. GNT 29 Show me someone who does a good job, and I will show you someone who is better than most and worthy of the company of kings. NIV 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.