Proverbs 22:18-28 NIV

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 thirtya sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,

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    • b 22:20 - Or "not formerly written"; or "not written excellent"
      21 teaching you true and reliable words,1 so that you can give sound answers to him who sent you?

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      22 Do not exploit the poor2 because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,3

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      23 for the LORD will take up their case4 and will plunder those who plunder them.5

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      24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered,
      25 or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared.6

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      26 Do not be a man who strikes hands in pledge7 or puts up security for debts;

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      27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.8

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      28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone9 set up by your forefathers.

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