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Proverbs 22 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:1 - A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:2 - The rich and the poor meet together; the LORD is the maker of them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:3 - A prudent man sees danger and hides himself; but the simple go on, and suffer for it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:4 - The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:5 - Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; he who guards himself will keep far from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:6 - Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:7 - The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:8 - He who sows injustice will reap calamity, and the rod of his fury will fail.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:9 - He who has a bountiful eye will be blessed, for he shares his bread with the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:10 - Drive out a scoffer, and strife will go out, and quarreling and abuse will cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:11 - He who loves purity of heart, and whose speech is gracious, will have the king as his friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:12 - The eyes of the LORD keep watch over knowledge, but he overthrows the words of the faithless.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:13 - The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!"
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:14 - The mouth of a loose woman is a deep pit; he with 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 drives it far from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:16 - He who oppresses the poor to increase his own wealth, or gives to the rich, will only come to want.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:17 - Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:18 - for it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:19 - That your trust may be in the LORD, I have made them known to you today, even to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:20 - Have I not written for you thirty sayings of admonition and knowledge,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:21 - to show you what is right and true, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:22 - Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, or crush the afflicted at the gate;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:23 - for the LORD will plead their cause and despoil of life those who despoil them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:24 - Make no friendship with a man given to anger, nor go with a wrathful man,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:25 - lest you learn his ways and entangle yourself in a snare.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:26 - Be not one of those who give pledges, who become surety for debts.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:27 - If you have nothing with which to pay, why should your bed be taken from under you?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:28 - Remove not the ancient landmark which your fathers have set.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:29 - Do you see a man skilful in his work? he will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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