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Proverbs 22

NIRV 1 You should want a good name more than you want great riches. To be highly respected is better than having silver or gold. NIV 1 A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. NIRV 2 The LORD made rich people and poor people. That's what they have in common. NIV 2 Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all. NIRV 3 Wise people see danger and go to a safe place. But childish people keep going and suffer for it. NIV 3 The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. NIRV 4 Have respect for the LORD and don't be proud. That will bring you wealth and honor and life. NIV 4 Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. NIRV 5 Thorns and traps lie in the paths of evil people. But those who guard themselves stay far away 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. NIRV 6 Train a child in the way he should go. When he is old, he will not turn away 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. NIRV 7 Rich people rule over those who are poor. Borrowers are slaves to lenders. NIV 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. NIRV 8 Anyone who plants evil gathers a harvest of trouble. His power to beat others down will be destroyed. NIV 8 Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken. NIRV 9 Anyone who gives freely will be blessed. That's because he shares his food with those who are poor. NIV 9 The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. NIRV 10 If you drive away those who make fun of others, fighting also goes away. Arguing and unkind words will stop. NIV 10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. NIRV 11 Have a pure and loving heart, and speak kindly. Then you will be a friend of the king. NIV 11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend. NIRV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge. But he does away with the words of those who aren't faithful. NIV 12 The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. NIRV 13 People who don't want to work say, "There's a lion outside!" Or they say, "I'll be murdered if I go out into the streets!" NIV 13 The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!” NIRV 14 The mouth of a woman who commits adultery is like a deep pit. Any man the LORD is angry with 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. NIRV 15 A child is going to do foolish things. But correcting him will drive his foolishness far away from him. NIV 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away. NIRV 16 One person may beat poor people down in order to get rich. Another person may give gifts to rich people. Both of them will become poor. NIV 16 One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty. NIRV 17 Pay attention and listen to the sayings of those who are wise. Apply your heart to the sayings I teach. NIV 17 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, NIRV 18 It is pleasing when you keep them in your heart. Have all of 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. NIRV 19 You are the one I am teaching today. I want you to trust in the Lord. NIV 19 So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you. NIRV 20 I have written 30 sayings for you. They will give you knowledge and good advice. NIV 20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge, NIRV 21 I am teaching you words that are completely true. Then you can give the right answers to the one 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? NIRV 22 Don't take advantage of poor people just because they are poor. Don't beat down those who are in need by taking them to court. NIV 22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, NIRV 23 The LORD will stand up for them in court. He will take back the stolen goods from those who have robbed them. NIV 23 for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life. NIRV 24 Don't be a friend with anyone who burns with anger. Don't go around with a person who gets angry easily. NIV 24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person, do not associate with one easily angered, NIRV 25 You might learn his habits. And then you will be trapped by them. NIV 25 or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared. NIRV 26 Don't agree to pay for what someone else owes. NIV 26 Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; NIRV 27 Don't put up money for him. If you don't have the money to pay, your bed will be taken right out from under you! NIV 27 if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. NIRV 28 Don't move old boundary stones that your people set up long ago. NIV 28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors. NIRV 29 Do you see a man who does good work? He will serve kings. He won't serve ordinary 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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