Proverbs 22:3-13 NIV

3 A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge,1 but the simple keep going and suffer for it.2

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4 Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor3 and life.4

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

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6 Traina6 a child in the way he should go,7 and when he is old he will not turn from it.8

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

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      9 A generous man will himself be blessed,11 for he shares his food with the poor.12

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      10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.13

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      11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.14

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      12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
      13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!"15 or, "I will be murdered in the streets!"

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