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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.

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Proverbs 22 (KJVS)

[1] A [good] name H8034 [is] rather to be chosen H977 (8737) than great H7227 riches H6239, [and] loving H2896 favour H2580 rather than silver H3701 and gold H2091.
[2] The rich H6223 and poor H7326 (8802) meet together H6298 (8738): the LORD H3068 [is] the maker H6213 (8802) of them all.
[3] A prudent H6175 [man] foreseeth H7200 (8804) the evil H7451, and hideth H5641 (8738) (8675) H5641 (8799) himself: but the simple H6612 pass on H5674 (8804), and are punished H6064 (8738).
[4] By H6118 humility H6038 [and] the fear H3374 of the LORD H3068 [are] riches H6239, and honour H3519, and life H2416.
[5] Thorns H6791 [and] snares H6341 [are] in the way H1870 of the froward H6141: he that doth keep H8104 (8802) his soul H5315 shall be far H7368 (8799) from them.
[6] Train up H2596 (8798) a child H5288 in the way H1870 he should go H6310: and when he is old H2204 (8686), he will not depart H5493 (8799) from it.
[7] The rich H6223 ruleth H4910 (8799) over the poor H7326 (8802), and the borrower H3867 (8801) [is] servant H5650 to the lender H376 H3867 (8688).
[8] He that soweth H2232 (8802) iniquity H5766 shall reap H7114 (8799) vanity H205: and the rod H7626 of his anger H5678 shall fail H3615 (8799).
[9] He that hath a bountiful H2896 eye H5869 shall be blessed H1288 (8792); for he giveth H5414 (8804) of his bread H3899 to the poor H1800.
[10] Cast out H1644 (8763) the scorner H3887 (8801), and contention H4066 shall go out H3318 (8799); yea, strife H1779 and reproach H7036 shall cease H7673 (8799).
[11] He that loveth H157 (8802) pureness H2890 (8675) H2889 of heart H3820, [for] the grace H2580 of his lips H8193 the king H4428 [shall be] his friend H7453.
[12] The eyes H5869 of the LORD H3068 preserve H5341 (8804) knowledge H1847, and he overthroweth H5557 (8762) the words H1697 of the transgressor H898 (8802).
[13] The slothful H6102 [man] saith H559 (8804), [There is] a lion H738 without H2351, I shall be slain H7523 (8735) in H8432 the streets H7339.
[14] The mouth H6310 of strange women H2114 (8801) [is] a deep H6013 pit H7745: he that is abhorred H2194 (8803) of the LORD H3068 shall fall H5307 (8799) therein.
[15] Foolishness H200 [is] bound H7194 (8803) in the heart H3820 of a child H5288; [but] the rod H7626 of correction H4148 shall drive it far H7368 (8686) from him.
[16] He that oppresseth H6231 (8802) the poor H1800 to increase H7235 (8687) his [riches, and] he that giveth H5414 (8802) to the rich H6223, [shall] surely [come] to want H4270.
[17] Bow down H5186 (8685) thine ear H241, and hear H8085 (8798) the words H1697 of the wise H2450, and apply H7896 (8799) thine heart H3820 unto my knowledge H1847.
[18] For [it is] a pleasant thing H5273 if thou keep H8104 (8799) them within H990 thee; they shall withal H3162 be fitted H3559 (8735) in thy lips H8193.
[19] That thy trust H4009 may be in the LORD H3068, I have made known H3045 (8689) to thee this day H3117, even to thee.
[20] Have not I written H3789 (8804) to thee H8032 excellent things H7991 in counsels H4156 and knowledge H1847,
[21] That I might make thee know H3045 (8687) the certainty H7189 of the words H561 of truth H571; that thou mightest answer H7725 (8687) the words H561 of truth H571 to them that send H7971 (8802) unto thee?
[22] Rob H1497 (8799) not the poor H1800, because he [is] poor H1800: neither oppress H1792 (8762) the afflicted H6041 in the gate H8179:
[23] For the LORD H3068 will plead H7378 (8799) their cause H7379, and spoil H6906 (8804) the soul H5315 of those that spoiled H6906 (8802) them.
[24] Make no friendship H7462 (8691) with an angry H639 man H1167; and with a furious H2534 man H376 thou shalt not go H935 (8799):
[25] Lest thou learn H502 (8799) his ways H734, and get H3947 (8804) a snare H4170 to thy soul H5315.
[26] Be not thou [one] of them that strike H8628 (8802) hands H3709, [or] of them that are sureties H6148 (8802) for debts H4859.
[27] If thou hast nothing to pay H7999 (8763), why should he take away H3947 (8799) thy bed H4904 from under thee?
[28] Remove H5253 (8686) not the ancient H5769 landmark H1366, which thy fathers H1 have set H6213 (8804).
[29] Seest H2372 (8804) thou a man H376 diligent H4106 in his business H4399? he shall stand H3320 (8691) before H6440 kings H4428; he shall not stand H3320 (8691) before H6440 mean H2823 [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!