Proverbs 22
Lamsa Bible Par ▾ 
1GOOD name is better than great riches, and loving favor than silver and gold.

2The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the maker of them both.

3A prudent man sees an evil man scourged and is greatly instructed by it; but fools pass by and suffer loss.

4The result of humility is reverence for the LORD, and riches and honor and life.

5Snares and traps are found on a crooked way; he who keeps his soul shall be far from them.

6Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old he will not depart from it.

7The rich shall be ruled by the poor, and the servant shall loan to his former lender.

8He who sows iniquity shall reap deceit; and the staff of his anger shall be broken.

9He who has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his bread to the poor.

10Destroy evil, cast out strife, do away with contention and reproach, lest they sit in the assembly and reproach all who are present.

11The LORD loves him who is pure in heart and is gracious to the lips of the king's friends.

12The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge and destroy the words of deceit.

13When he is sent on an errand, the sluggard says, There is a lion on the road! and, Behold, there is murder in the streets!

14The mouth of a strange woman is a deep pit; he with whom the LORD is angry shall fall into it.

15Foolishness moves the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

16He who oppresses the poor adds to his evil; and he who gives to the rich, shall suffer a loss.

17Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge.

18For both of them are pleasant, keep them within you; let them together be made ready on your lips.

19That your trust may be in the LORD, I have made these things known to you this day, even to you.

20Behold, this is the third time that I have written them to you,

21That I might make you know counsel and knowledge and peace and the words of truth; so that you could answer words of truth to him who might send to you.

22Do not oppress the poor because he is poor; neither afflict the needy in the gate.

23For the LORD will plead their cause and avenge the injustice which is done to them.

24Make no friendship with wrathful man; and with a man given to anger you shall not go,

25Lest you learn his ways and find a stumbling block to your soul.

26Do not become a surety for a debt simply because you are ashamed to turn down those who ask you,

27For if you have nothing to pay, they will take your bed from under you.

28Remove not the ancient landmark which your fathers have set.

29When you see that a man is diligent in his work, he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before obscure men.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

Proverbs 21
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