Proverbs 22:1-8 NIV

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

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

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3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge,3 but the simple keep going and suffer for it.4

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4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor5 and life.6

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5 In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares,7 but he who guards his soul stays far from them.

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6 Traina8 a child in the way he should go,9 and when he is old he will not turn from it.10

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      7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
      8 He who sows wickedness reaps trouble,11 and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.12

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