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Proverbs 22 :: New International Version (NIV)

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A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.

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Rich and poor have this in common: The LORD is the Maker of them all.

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The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.

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Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.

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In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.

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Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

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The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender.

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Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.

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The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.

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Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended.

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One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend.

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The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

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The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside! I’ll be killed in the public square!”

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The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the LORD’s wrath falls into it.

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Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.

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One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.

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for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips.

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So that your trust may be in the LORD, I teach you today, even you.

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Have I not written thirty sayings for you, sayings of counsel and knowledge,

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Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court,

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for the LORD will take up their case and will exact life for life.

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or you may learn their ways and get yourself ensnared.

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if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you.

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Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials of low rank.
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