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Proverbs 22 (WEBP)

[1] A good name is more desirable than great riches, and loving favor is better than silver and gold.
[2] The rich and the poor have this in common: Yahweh is the maker of them all.
[3] A prudent man sees danger and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it.
[4] The result of humility and the fear of Yahweh is wealth, honor, and life.
[5] Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked; whoever guards his soul stays from them.
[6] Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
[7] The rich rule over the poor. The borrower is servant to the lender.
[8] He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
[9] He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he shares his food with the poor.
[10] Drive out the mocker, and strife will go out; yes, quarrels and insults will stop.
[11] He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully is the king’s friend.
[12] Yahweh’s eyes watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.
[13] The sluggard says, “There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!”
[14] The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit. He who is under Yahweh’s wrath will fall into it.
[15] Folly is bound up in the heart of a child; the rod of discipline drives it far from him.
[16] Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, both come to poverty.
[17] Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.
[18] For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, if all of them are ready on your lips.
[19] I teach you today, even you, so that your trust may be in Yahweh.
[20] Haven’t I written to you thirty excellent things of counsel and knowledge,
[21] To teach you truth, reliable words, to give sound answers to the ones who sent you?
[22] Don’t exploit the poor because he is poor; and don’t crush the needy in court;
[23] for Yahweh will plead their case, and plunder the life of those who plunder them.
[24] Don’t befriend a hot-tempered man. Don’t associate with one who harbors anger,
[25] lest you learn his ways and ensnare your soul.
[26] Don’t you be one of those who strike hands, of those who are collateral for debts.
[27] If you don’t have means to pay, why should he take away your bed from under you?
[28] Don’t move the ancient boundary stone which your fathers have set up.
[29] Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings. He won’t serve obscure men.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 22 (KJVS)

[1] A [good] name [is] rather to be chosen () than great riches , [and] loving favour rather than silver and gold .
[2] The rich and poor () meet together (): the LORD [is] the maker () of them all.
[3] A prudent [man] foreseeth () the evil , and hideth () (8675) () himself: but the simple pass on (), and are punished ().
[4] By humility [and] the fear of the LORD [are] riches , and honour , and life .
[5] Thorns [and] snares [are] in the way of the froward : he that doth keep () his soul shall be far () from them.
[6] Train up () a child in the way he should go : and when he is old (), he will not depart () from it.
[7] The rich ruleth () over the poor (), and the borrower () [is] servant to the lender ().
[8] He that soweth () iniquity shall reap () vanity : and the rod of his anger shall fail ().
[9] He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed (); for he giveth () of his bread to the poor .
[10] Cast out () the scorner (), and contention shall go out (); yea, strife and reproach shall cease ().
[11] He that loveth () pureness () of heart , [for] the grace of his lips the king [shall be] his friend .
[12] The eyes of the LORD preserve () knowledge , and he overthroweth () the words of the transgressor ().
[13] The slothful [man] saith (), [There is] a lion without , I shall be slain () in the streets .
[14] The mouth of strange women () [is] a deep pit : he that is abhorred () of the LORD shall fall () therein.
[15] Foolishness [is] bound () in the heart of a child ; [but] the rod of correction shall drive it far () from him.
[16] He that oppresseth () the poor to increase () his [riches, and] he that giveth () to the rich , [shall] surely [come] to want .
[17] Bow down () thine ear , and hear () the words of the wise , and apply () thine heart unto my knowledge .
[18] For [it is] a pleasant thing if thou keep () them within thee; they shall withal be fitted () in thy lips .
[19] That thy trust may be in the LORD , I have made known () to thee this day , even to thee.
[20] Have not I written () to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge ,
[21] That I might make thee know () the certainty of the words of truth ; that thou mightest answer () the words of truth to them that send () unto thee?
[22] Rob () not the poor , because he [is] poor : neither oppress () the afflicted in the gate :
[23] For the LORD will plead () their cause , and spoil () the soul of those that spoiled () them.
[24] Make no friendship () with an angry man ; and with a furious man thou shalt not go ():
[25] Lest thou learn () his ways , and get () a snare to thy soul .
[26] Be not thou [one] of them that strike () hands , [or] of them that are sureties () for debts .
[27] If thou hast nothing to pay (), why should he take away () thy bed from under thee?
[28] Remove () not the ancient landmark , which thy fathers have set ().
[29] Seest () thou a man diligent in his business ? he shall stand () before kings ; he shall not stand () before mean [men].

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 22 (YLT)

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