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Proverbs 22

CEBA 1 A good reputation is better than much wealth; high esteem 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. CEBA 2 The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD made them both. NIV 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. CEBA 3 Prudent people see trouble and hide, while the simpleminded go right to it and get punished. NIV 3 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. CEBA 4 The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD is wealth, honor, and life. NIV 4 Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. CEBA 5 Thorns and nets are in the path of the crooked; those who guard their lives keep their distance. NIV 5 In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them. CEBA 6 Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won't 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. CEBA 7 The wealthy rule over the poor; a borrower is a slave to a lender. NIV 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. CEBA 8 Those who sow injustice will harvest evil; the rod of their fury will come to an end. NIV 8 Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken. CEBA 9 Happy are generous people, because they give some of their food to the poor. NIV 9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. CEBA 10 Remove the mocker and conflict disappears; judgment and shame also stop. NIV 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. CEBA 11 Those who love a pure heart— their speech is gracious, and the king is their friend. NIV 11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend. CEBA 12 The LORD's eyes protect knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the treacherous. NIV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. CEBA 13 A lazy person says, "There's a lion in the street! I'll be killed in the town square!" NIV 13 The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!” CEBA 14 The mouth of a mysterious woman is a deep pit; those under the LORD's wrath will fall in 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. CEBA 15 Folly is bound up in a child's heart; the rod of discipline removes it. NIV 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away. CEBA 16 Oppressing the poor to get rich and giving to the wealthy lead only 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. CEBA 17 Turn your ear and hear the words of the wise; focus your mind on my knowledge. NIV 17 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, CEBA 18 It will be pleasant if you keep the words in you, if you have them 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. CEBA 19 So that your trust will be in the LORD, I'm teaching you today—yes, you. NIV 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. CEBA 20 Haven't I written for you thirty sayings full of advice and knowledge? NIV 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, CEBA 21 Their purpose is to teach you true, reliable words, so you can report back reliably to those 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? CEBA 22 Don't steal from the poor, because they are poor. Don't oppress the needy in the gate. NIV 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, CEBA 23 The LORD will take up their case and press the life out of those who oppress them. NIV 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life. CEBA 24 Don't befriend people controlled by anger; don't associate with hot-tempered people; NIV 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, CEBA 25 otherwise, you will learn their ways and become trapped. NIV 25 or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared. CEBA 26 Don't shake hands to guarantee a loan. NIV 26 Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; CEBA 27 If you can't repay, why should they be able to take your bed from you? NIV 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. CEBA 28 Don't remove an ancient boundary marker that your ancestors established. NIV 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors. CEBA 29 Do you see people who work skillfully? They will work for kings but not work for lowly people. 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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