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Proverbs 22 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:1 - A good name is to be chosen rather than great wealth, good favor more than silver or gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:2 - The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the creator of them both.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:3 - A shrewd person sees danger and hides himself, but the naive keep right on going and suffer for it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:4 - The reward for humility and fearing the LORD is riches and honor and life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:5 - Thorns and snares are in the path of the perverse, but the one who guards himself keeps far from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:6 - Train a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:7 - The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:8 - The one who sows iniquity will reap trouble, and the rod of his fury will end.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:9 - A generous person will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:10 - Drive out the scorner and contention will leave; strife and insults will cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:11 - The one who loves a pure heart and whose speech is gracious - the king will be his friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:12 - The eyes of the LORD guard knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the faithless person.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:13 - The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the middle of the streets!"
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:14 - The mouth of an adulteress is like a deep pit; the one against whom the LORD is angry will fall into it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:15 - Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:16 - The one who oppresses the poor to increase his own gain and the one who gives to the rich - both end up only in poverty.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:17 - Incline your ear and listen to the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my instruction.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:18 - For it is pleasing if you keep these sayings within you, and they are ready on your lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:19 - So that your confidence may be in the LORD, I am making them known to you today - even you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:20 - Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:21 - to show you true and reliable words, so that you may give accurate answers to those who sent you?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:22 - Do not exploit a poor person because he is poor and do not crush the needy in court,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:23 - for the LORD will plead their case and will rob those who are robbing them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:24 - Do not make friends with an angry person, and do not associate with a wrathful person,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:25 - lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:26 - Do not be one who strikes hands in pledge or who puts up security for debts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:27 - If you do not have enough to pay, your bed will be taken right out from under you!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:28 - Do not move an ancient boundary stone which was put in place by your ancestors.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:29 - Do you see a person skilled in his work? He will take his position before kings; he will not take his position before obscure people.

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