Proverbs 22:4-14 (Revised Standard Version)

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4 The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life. 5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; he who guards himself will keep far from them. 6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. 7 The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. 8 He who sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his fury will fail. 9 He who has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor. 10 Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease. 11 He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend. 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the faithless. 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!" 14 The mouth of a loose woman is a deep pit; he with whom the LORD is angry will fall into it.
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