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Proverbs 22

TNIV 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. NIV 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. TNIV 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. NIV 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. TNIV 3 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. NIV 3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. TNIV 4 Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. NIV 4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life. TNIV 5 In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay 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. TNIV 6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. NIV 6 Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it. TNIV 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. NIV 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. TNIV 8 Those who sow injustice reap calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken. NIV 8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed. TNIV 9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. NIV 9 A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor. TNIV 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. NIV 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. TNIV 11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend. NIV 11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend. TNIV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. NIV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. TNIV 13 The sluggard says, "There's a lion outside! I'll be killed in the public square!" NIV 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!" or, "I will be murdered in the streets!" TNIV 14 The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the LORD's wrath falls 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. TNIV 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away. NIV 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him. TNIV 16 Those who oppress the poor to increase their wealth and those who give gifts to the rich--both 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. TNIV 17 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, NIV 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, TNIV 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of 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. TNIV 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. NIV 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. TNIV 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, NIV 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, TNIV 21 teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve? NIV 21 teaching you true and reliable words, so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you? TNIV 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, NIV 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, TNIV 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life. NIV 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will plunder those who plunder them. TNIV 24 Do not make friends with the hot-tempered, do not associate with those who are easily angered, NIV 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, TNIV 25 or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared. NIV 25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared. TNIV 26 Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; NIV 26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; TNIV 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very 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. TNIV 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors. NIV 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your forefathers. TNIV 29 Do you see those who are skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank. NIV 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men.