Bible VersionsNIVProverbs 22:1-2; Proverbs 22:7; Proverbs 22:9; Proverbs 22:16; Proverbs 22:26-27
Proverbs 22:1-2; Proverbs 22:7; Proverbs 22:9; Proverbs 22:16; Proverbs 22:26-27 (New International Version)
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.
The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.
Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts;
if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.
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