Proverbs 22:5
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New International Version
In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.

King James Bible
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

Darby Bible Translation
Thorns [and] snares are in the way of the perverse: he that keepeth his soul holdeth himself far from them.

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

Young's Literal Translation
Thorns -- snares are in the way of the perverse, Whoso is keeping his soul is far from them.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thorns and snares - Various difficulties, trials, and sufferings.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Proverbs 13:15 Good understanding gives favor: but the way of transgressors is hard.

Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.

Joshua 23:13 Know for a certainty that the LORD your God will no more drive out any of these nations from before you...

Job 18:8 For he is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks on a snare.

Psalm 11:6 On the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.

Psalm 18:26,27 With the pure you will show yourself pure; and with the fraudulent you will show yourself devious...

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Proverbs 13:3 He that keeps his mouth keeps his life: but he that opens wide his lips shall have destruction.

Proverbs 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keeps his way preserves his soul.

Proverbs 19:16 He that keeps the commandment keeps his own soul; but he that despises his ways shall die.

Psalm 91:1 He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God sins not; but he that is begotten of God keeps himself, and that wicked one touches him not.

Jude 1:20,21 But you, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost...

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The Rich and the Poor
Chapel Royal, Whitehall, 1871. Proverbs xxii. 2. "The rich and poor meet together: the Lord is the maker of them all." I have been asked to preach here this afternoon on behalf of the Parochial Mission Women's Fund. I may best describe the object for which I plead, as an attempt to civilise and Christianise the women of the lower classes in the poorer districts of London and other great towns, by means of women of their own class--women, who have gone through the same struggles as they have,
Charles Kingsley—All Saints' Day and Other Sermons

The Christian Business World
Scripture references: Proverbs 22:29; Romans 12:11; Psalms 24:1; 50:10-12; Haggai 2:8; Psalm 49:6,10,16,17; 62:10; Matthew 13:22; Mark 10:23,24; Job 31:24-26; Proverbs 3:9; Matthew 25:14-30; 24:45-51; 6:19-21; Luke 12:16-21. THE IDEAL IN THE BUSINESS WORLD There is often a wide difference between the methods actually employed in doing business and when they should be. Good men who are in the thick of the battle of competition and rivalry with other firms in the same line of trade, are the quickest
Henry T. Sell—Studies in the Life of the Christian

Cross References
Proverbs 15:19
The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.

Proverbs 22:4
Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.

Proverbs 29:6
Evildoers are snared by their own sin, but the righteous shout for joy and are glad.

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