Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 22:1-23

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Proverbs 22:1-23

CEB 1 A good reputation is better than much wealth; high esteem is better than silver and gold. NRS 1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. CEB 2 The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD made them both. NRS 2 The rich and the poor have this in common: the Lord is the maker of them all. CEB 3 Prudent people see trouble and hide, while the simpleminded go right to it and get punished. NRS 3 The clever see danger and hide; but the simple go on, and suffer for it. CEB 4 The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD is wealth, honor, and life. NRS 4 The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life. CEB 5 Thorns and nets are in the path of the crooked; those who guard their lives keep their distance. NRS 5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; the cautious will keep far from them. CEB 6 Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won't depart from it. NRS 6 Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray. CEB 7 The wealthy rule over the poor; a borrower is a slave to a lender. NRS 7 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender. CEB 8 Those who sow injustice will harvest evil; the rod of their fury will come to an end. NRS 8 Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of anger will fail. CEB 9 Happy are generous people, because they give some of their food to the poor. NRS 9 Those who are generous are blessed, for they share their bread with the poor. CEB 10 Remove the mocker and conflict disappears; judgment and shame also stop. NRS 10 Drive out a scoffer, and strife goes out; quarreling and abuse will cease. CEB 11 Those who love a pure heart— their speech is gracious, and the king is their friend. NRS 11 Those who love a pure heart and are gracious in speech will have the king as a friend. CEB 12 The LORD's eyes protect knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the treacherous. NRS 12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the faithless. CEB 13 A lazy person says, "There's a lion in the street! I'll be killed in the town square!" NRS 13 The lazy person says, "There is a lion outside! I shall be killed in the streets!" CEB 14 The mouth of a mysterious woman is a deep pit; those under the LORD's wrath will fall in it. NRS 14 The mouth of a loose woman is a deep pit; he with whom the Lord is angry falls into it. CEB 15 Folly is bound up in a child's heart; the rod of discipline removes it. NRS 15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a boy, but the rod of discipline drives it far away. CEB 16 Oppressing the poor to get rich and giving to the wealthy lead only to poverty. NRS 16 Oppressing the poor in order to enrich oneself, and giving to the rich, will lead only to loss. CEB 17 Turn your ear and hear the words of the wise; focus your mind on my knowledge. NRS 17 The words of the wise: Incline your ear and hear my words, and apply your mind to my teaching; CEB 18 It will be pleasant if you keep the words in you, if you have them ready on your lips. NRS 18 for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips. CEB 19 So that your trust will be in the LORD, I'm teaching you today—yes, you. NRS 19 So that your trust may be in the Lord, I have made them known to you today—yes, to you. CEB 20 Haven't I written for you thirty sayings full of advice and knowledge? NRS 20 Have I not written for you thirty sayings of admonition and knowledge, CEB 21 Their purpose is to teach you true, reliable words, so you can report back reliably to those who sent you. NRS 21 to show you what is right and true, so that you may give a true answer to those who sent you? CEB 22 Don't steal from the poor, because they are poor. Don't oppress the needy in the gate. NRS 22 Do not rob the poor because they are poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate; CEB 23 The LORD will take up their case and press the life out of those who oppress them. NRS 23 for the Lord pleads their cause and despoils of life those who despoil them.