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Proverbs 22

Book of Proverbs - Chapter 22

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.

Proverbs 22:2

The rich and the poor have this in common: the LORD is the maker of them all.

Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Proverbs 22:4

The result of humility and the fear of the LORD is wealth, honor, and life.

Proverbs 22:5

Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked: whoever guards his soul stays from them.

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:7

The rich rule over the poor. The borrower is servant to the lender.

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

Proverbs 22:9

He who has a generous eye will be blessed; for he shares his food with the poor.

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out the mocker, and strife will go out; yes, quarrels and insults will stop.

Proverbs 22:11

He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king's friend.

Proverbs 22:12

The eyes of the LORD watch over knowledge; but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!"

Proverbs 22:14

The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit: he who is under the LORD's wrath will fall into it.

Proverbs 22:15

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: the rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Proverbs 22:16

Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.

Proverbs 22:17

Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.

Proverbs 22:18

For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.

Proverbs 22:19

That your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.

Proverbs 22:20

Haven't I written to you thirty excellent things of counsel and knowledge,

Proverbs 22:21

To teach you truth, reliable words, to give sound answers to the ones who sent you?

Proverbs 22:22

Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; and don't crush the needy in court;

Proverbs 22:23

for the LORD will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.

Proverbs 22:24

Don't befriend a hot-tempered man, and don't associate with one who harbors anger:

Proverbs 22:25

lest you learn his ways, and ensnare your soul.

Proverbs 22:26

Don't you be one of those who strike hands, of those who are collateral for debts.

Proverbs 22:27

If you don't have means to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?

Proverbs 22:28

Don't move the ancient boundary stone, which your fathers have set up.

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won't serve obscure men.