Proverbs 22:2-12 NIV

2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.1

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3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge,2 but the simple keep going and suffer for it.3

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4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor4 and life.5

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5 In the paths of the wicked lie thorns and snares,6 but he who guards his soul stays far from them.

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6 Traina7 a child in the way he should go,8 and when he is old he will not turn from it.9

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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,10 and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.11

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      9 A generous man will himself be blessed,12 for he shares his food with the poor.13

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      10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.14

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      11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.15

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      12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.