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Proverbs 22 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
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The rich and the poor meet together;
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The prudent sees danger and hides himself,
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The reward for humility and fear of the LORD
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Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked;
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Train up a child in the way he should go;
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The rich rules over the poor,
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Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity,
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Whoever has a bountiful[fn] eye will be blessed,
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The mouth of forbidden[fn] women is a deep pit;
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Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
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for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you,
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That your trust may be in the LORD,
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Have I not written for you thirty sayings
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lest you learn his ways
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Do you see a man skillful in his work?
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Or The reward for humility is the fear of the LORD, riches and honor and life
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