Proverbs 22
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1A name is chosen rather than much wealth, "" Than silver and than gold—good grace.

2Rich and poor have met together, "" YHWH [is] the Maker of them all.

3The prudent has seen the evil, and is hidden, "" And the simple have passed on, and are punished.

4The end of humility [is] the fear of YHWH, riches, and honor, and life.

5Thorns [and] snares [are] in the way of the perverse, "" Whoever is keeping his soul is far from them.

6Give instruction to a youth about his way, "" Even when he is old he does not turn from it.

7The rich rules over the poor, "" And a servant [is] the borrower to the lender.

8Whoever is sowing perverseness reaps sorrow, "" And the rod of his anger wears out.

9The good of eye—he is blessed, "" For he has given of his bread to the poor.

10Cast out a scorner—and contention goes out, "" And strife and shame cease.

11Whoever is loving cleanness of heart, "" His lips [are] grace, "" A king [is] his friend.

12The eyes of YHWH have kept knowledge, "" And He overthrows the words of the treacherous.

13The slothful has said, “A lion [is] outside, "" I am slain in the midst of the broad places.”

14The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit, "" The abhorred of YHWH falls there.

15Folly is bound up in the heart of a youth, "" The rod of discipline puts it far from him.

16He [who] is oppressing the poor to multiply his [riches], "" Is giving to the rich—only to want.

17Incline your ear, and hear words of the wise, "" And set your heart to my knowledge,

18For they are pleasant when you keep them in your heart, "" They are prepared together for your lips.

19That your trust may be in YHWH, "" I caused you to know today, even you.

20Have I not written to you three times "" With counsels and knowledge?

21To cause you to know the certainty of sayings of truth, "" To return sayings of truth to those sending you.

22Do not rob the poor because he [is] poor, "" And do not bruise the afflicted in the gate.

23For YHWH pleads their cause, "" And has spoiled the soul of their spoilers.

24Do not show yourself friendly with an angry man, "" And do not go in with a man of fury,

25Lest you learn his paths, "" And have received a snare to your soul.

26Do not be among those striking hands, "" Among sureties [for] burdens.

27If you have nothing to pay, "" Why does he take your bed from under you?

28Do not remove a border of ancient times, "" That your fathers have made.

29Have you seen a man speedy in his business? He stations himself before kings, "" He does not station himself before obscure men!

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Proverbs 21
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