Proverbs 22
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A Good Name

1A Name to be chosen rather than much riches, and good grace rather than gold.

2The rich and poor one met together: Jehovah made them all.

3The crafty saw evil, and he will hide, and the simple passed on and were punished.

4The end of humility the fear of Jehovah, riches and honor and life.

5Thorns, snares, in the way of the perverse one: he watching his soul shall be far from them.

6Straiten to a youth upon the mouth of his way, also when he shall grow old he will not depart from it.

7The rich one will rule over the poor, and he borrowing, a servant to the man lending.

8He sowing iniquity shall reap vanity, and the rod of his wrath shall be finished.

9The good eye it shall be blessed, for he gave from his bread to the poor.

10Cast out him mocking, and strife shall go out, and contention shall cease and dishonor.

11He loving pureness of heart the grace of his lips, the king is his friend.

12The eyes of Jehovah guarded knowledge, and he will overthrow the words of him transgressing.

13The slothful one said, A lion without; I shall be slain in the midst of the broad places.

14The mouth of the strange woman a deep pit: and he cursing Jehovah shall fall there.

15Folly being bound in the heart of a youth; the rod of correction shall remove it far off from him.

16He oppressing the poor one to increase for himself, he gave to the rich; also to want.

Thirty Sayings of the Wise

17Incline thine ear and hear the words of the wise, and thou shalt set thy heart to my knowledge.

18For pleasant things if thou shalt watch them in thy belly; they shall be prepared together for thy lips.

19For thy trust to be in Jehovah, I caused thee to know today, thee also.

20Did I not write to thee three days ago in counsels and knowledge?

21To cause thee to know the truth of the words of truth; to turn back the words of truth to those sending thee?

Saying 2

22Thou shalt not strip the poor because he is poor: and thou shalt not crush the humble in the gate.

23For Jehovah will contend their contention, and rob the soul to those robbing them.

Saying 3

24Thou shalt not be companion of the possessor of anger, and with the man of wrath thou shalt not go:

25Lest thou shalt learn his ways and take a snare to thy soul.

Saying 4

26Thou shalt not be with those striking the hand with those pledging for debts.

27If not to thee to requite, why shall he take thy bed from under thee?

Saying 5

28Thou shalt not remove the old bound which thy fathers made.

Saying 6

29Sawest thou a man apt in his works? Before kings shall he stand; he shall not stand before the dark ones.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Proverbs 21
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