Proverbs 22:6-16 NIV

6 Traina1 a child in the way he should go,2 and when he is old he will not turn from it.3

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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,4 and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.5

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      9 A generous man will himself be blessed,6 for he shares his food with the poor.7

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      10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.8

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      11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.9

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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!"10 or, "I will be murdered in the streets!"

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      14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit;11 he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it.12

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      15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.13

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      16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.