A generous man will himself be blessed,1 for he shares his food with the poor.2
References for Proverbs 22:9
Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.3
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He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.4
References for Proverbs 22:11
The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside!"5 or, "I will be murdered in the streets!"
References for Proverbs 22:13
The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit;6 he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it.7
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Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.8
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He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.
Pay attention9 and listen to the sayings of the wise;10 apply your heart to what I teach,11
References for Proverbs 22:17
for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.
So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.