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Proverbs 22

LEB 1 A {reputation} [is] to be chosen {rather than} great riches; {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. LEB 2 Rich and poor have [much] in common; Yahweh is the maker of all of them. NIV 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. LEB 3 The clever sees danger and hides, but the simple go on and suffer. NIV 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. LEB 4 The reward of humility [is] the fear of Yahweh-- wealth and honor and life. NIV 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life. LEB 5 Thorns [and] snares [are] in the way of the perverse; he who guards himself will keep away from them. NIV 5 In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them. LEB 6 Train the child {concerning his way}; even when he is old, he will not stray from it. NIV 6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. LEB 7 The rich will rule over the poor, and the borrower is a slave of {the lender}. NIV 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. LEB 8 He who sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his anger will fail. NIV 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed. LEB 9 He [who] {is generous} will be blessed, for he gives to the poor from his [own] bread. NIV 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. LEB 10 Drive out a scoffer and strife will go out; quarrel and abuse will cease. NIV 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. LEB 11 He who loves purity of heart [and has]{gracious speech}, his friend [is the] king. NIV 11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend. LEB 12 The eyes of Yahweh keep watch over knowledge, but he will overthrow the words of the faithless. NIV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. LEB 13 A lazy person says "A lion in the street! In the middle of the highway, I shall be killed!" NIV 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!" LEB 14 A deep pit is the mouth of an {adulteress}, [he with whom] Yahweh is angry will fall there. NIV 14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it. LEB 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a boy; [the] rod of discipline will drive it 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. LEB 16 He who oppresses the poor [in order] to enrich himself, [or] gives to the rich, {will come 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. LEB 17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise; you shall apply your heart to my teaching. NIV 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, LEB 18 For [it is] pleasant if you guard them {within you}; together they will be ready upon your lips. NIV 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. LEB 19 [In order] for your trust to be in Yahweh, I have made [them] known to you {today}--even you. NIV 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. LEB 20 Have I not written for you thirty [sayings] with admonitions and knowledge? NIV 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, LEB 21 [In order] to show you what is right--sayings of truth-- [in order] to return a true saying to him who sent you. NIV 21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you? LEB 22 Do not rob the poor because he is poor, and do not crush the afflicted at the gate; NIV 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, LEB 23 For Yahweh will plead their case and despoil those who despoil them of life. NIV 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them. LEB 24 Do not befriend an owner of {anger}, and with a man of wrath you shall not associate; NIV 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, LEB 25 lest you learn his way and become entangled in a snare to yourself. NIV 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared. LEB 26 Do not be with those who {give a pledge} {by becoming} surety. NIV 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; LEB 27 If there is nothing for you to pay, why will he take your bed from under you? NIV 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. LEB 28 Do not remove an ancient boundary marker which your ancestors made. NIV 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers. LEB 29 A man who is skillful in his work, you shall see: before kings, he will serve; he will not serve before the commoners. NIV 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.