Proverbs 22:1-11 NIV

1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

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2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.

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3 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

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4 Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.

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5 In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.

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6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

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7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.
8 Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.

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9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

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10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.

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11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.

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