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

References for Proverbs 22:11

12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
13 The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!”

References for Proverbs 22:13

14 The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the LORD’s wrath falls into it.

References for Proverbs 22:14

15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.

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16 One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.

Thirty Sayings of the Wise

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17 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach,

References for Proverbs 22:17

18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.
19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.
20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
21 teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve?

References for Proverbs 22:21