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Proverbs 22

NLT 1 Choose a good reputation over great riches, for being held in high esteem is better than having silver or gold. NIV 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. NLT 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. NLT 3 A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions; the simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences. NIV 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NLT 4 True humility and fear of the LORD lead to riches, honor, and long life. NIV 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life. NLT 5 The deceitful walk a thorny, treacherous road; whoever values life will stay away. NIV 5 In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares, but he who guards his soul stays far from them. NLT 6 Teach your children to choose the right path, and when they are older, they will remain upon it. NIV 6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. NLT 7 Just as the rich rule the poor, so the borrower is servant to the lender. NIV 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. NLT 8 Those who plant seeds of injustice will harvest disaster, and their reign of terror will end. NIV 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed. NLT 9 Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor. NIV 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. NLT 10 Throw out the mocker, and fighting, quarrels, and insults will disappear. NIV 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. NLT 11 Anyone who loves a pure heart and gracious speech is the king's friend. NIV 11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend. NLT 12 The LORD preserves knowledge, but he ruins the plans of the deceitful. NIV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. NLT 13 The lazy person is full of excuses, saying, "If I go outside, I might meet a lion in the street and be killed!" NIV 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!" NLT 14 The mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit; those living under the LORD's displeasure 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. NLT 15 A youngster's heart is filled with foolishness, but discipline will drive it away. NIV 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him. NLT 16 A person who gets ahead by oppressing the poor or by showering gifts on the rich will end in poverty. NIV 16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty. NLT 17 Listen to the words of the wise; apply your heart to my instruction. NIV 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, NLT 18 For it is good to keep these sayings deep within yourself, always 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. NLT 19 I am teaching you today -- yes, you -- so you will trust in the LORD. NIV 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. NLT 20 I have written thirty sayings for you, filled with advice and knowledge. NIV 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, NLT 21 In this way, you may know the truth and bring an accurate 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? NLT 22 Do not rob the poor because they are poor or exploit the needy in court. NIV 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, NLT 23 For the LORD is their defender. He will injure anyone who injures them. NIV 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them. NLT 24 Keep away from angry, short-tempered people, NIV 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, NLT 25 or you will learn to be like them and endanger your soul. NIV 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared. NLT 26 Do not co-sign another person's note or put up a guarantee for someone else's loan. NIV 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; NLT 27 If you can't pay it, even your bed will be snatched from under you. NIV 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. NLT 28 Do not steal your neighbor's property by moving the ancient boundary markers set up by your ancestors. NIV 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers. NLT 29 Do you see any truly competent workers? They will serve kings rather than ordinary people. NIV 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.