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Proverbs 22 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:1 - A name is chosen rather than much wealth, Than silver and than gold -- good grace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:2 - Rich and poor have met together, The Maker of them all is Jehovah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:3 - The prudent hath seen the evil, and is hidden, And the simple have passed on, and are punished.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:4 - The end of humility is the fear of Jehovah, Riches, and honour, and life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:5 - Thorns -- snares are in the way of the perverse, Whoso is keeping his soul is far from them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:6 - Give instruction to a youth about his way, Even when he is old he turneth not from it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:7 - The rich over the poor ruleth, And a servant is the borrower to the lender.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:8 - Whoso is sowing perverseness reapeth sorrow, And the rod of his anger weareth out.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:9 - The good of eye -- he is blessed, For he hath given of his bread to the poor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:10 - Cast out a scorner -- and contention goeth out, And strife and shame cease.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:11 - Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace are his lips, a king is his friend.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:12 - The eyes of Jehovah have kept knowledge, And He overthroweth the words of the treacherous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:13 - The slothful hath said, 'A lion is without, In the midst of the broad places I am slain.'
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:14 - A deep pit is the mouth of strange women, The abhorred of Jehovah falleth there.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:15 - Folly is bound up in the heart of a youth, The rod of chastisement putteth it far from him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:16 - He is oppressing the poor to multiply to him, He is giving to the rich -- only to want.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:17 - Incline thine ear, and hear words of the wise, And thy heart set to my knowledge,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:18 - For they are pleasant when thou dost keep them in thy heart, They are prepared together for thy lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:19 - That thy trust may be in Jehovah, I caused thee to know to-day, even thou.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:20 - Have I not written to thee three times With counsels and knowledge?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:21 - To cause thee to know the certainty of sayings of truth, To return sayings of truth to those sending thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:22 - Rob not the poor because he is poor, And bruise not the afflicted in the gate.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:23 - For Jehovah pleadeth their cause, And hath spoiled the soul of their spoilers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:24 - Shew not thyself friendly with an angry man, And with a man of fury go not in,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:25 - Lest thou learn his paths, And have received a snare to thy soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:26 - Be not thou among those striking hands, Among sureties for burdens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:27 - If thou hast nothing to pay, Why doth he take thy bed from under thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:28 - Remove not a border of olden times, That thy fathers have made.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 22:29 - Hast thou seen a man speedy in his business? Before kings he doth station himself, He stations not himself before obscure men!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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