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Proverbs 22

NAS 1 A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold. NIV 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. NAS 2 The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all. NIV 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. NAS 3 The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it. NIV 3 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. NAS 4 The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life. NIV 4 Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. NAS 5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them. NIV 5 In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them. NAS 6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it. NIV 6 Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. NAS 7 The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave. NIV 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. NAS 8 He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish. NIV 8 Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken. NAS 9 He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor. NIV 9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. NAS 10 Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease. NIV 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. NAS 11 He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend. NIV 11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend. NAS 12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man. NIV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. NAS 13 The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!" NIV 13 The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!” NAS 14 The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD will fall into it. NIV 14 The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the LORD’s wrath falls into it. NAS 15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him. NIV 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away. NAS 16 He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty. NIV 16 One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty. NAS 17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge; NIV 17 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, NAS 18 For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips. NIV 18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. NAS 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD , I have taught you today, even you. NIV 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. NAS 20 Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge, NIV 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, NAS 21 To make you know the certainty of the words of truth That you may correctly answer him who sent you? NIV 21 teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth, so that you bring back truthful reports to those you serve? NAS 22 Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate; NIV 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, NAS 23 For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them. NIV 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life. NAS 24 Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man, NIV 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, NAS 25 Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself. NIV 25 or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared. NAS 26 Do not be among those who give pledges , Among those who become guarantors for debts. NIV 26 Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; NAS 27 If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take your bed from under you? NIV 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. NAS 28 Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set. NIV 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors. NAS 29 Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men. NIV 29 Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.

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