Proverbs 22:9-19 NIV

9 A generous man will himself be blessed,1 for he shares his food with the poor.2

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10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.3

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11 He who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious will have the king for his friend.4

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

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14 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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15 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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16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and he who gives gifts to the rich--both come to poverty.

Sayings of the Wise

17 Pay attention9 and listen to the sayings of the wise;10 apply your heart to what I teach,11

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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.