Proverbs 22 ©
Good name and favor, verse 1. Rich and poor, 2, 7, 16. Prudence and simplicity, 3. Humility in the fear of God, 4. The perverse, 5. Instruction and correction of youth, 6, 15. Unrighteous persons, 8. The good eye, 9. Scorners, 10. Pureness of heart, and grace of lips, 11. Right knowledge and faithlessness, 12. Sluggard, 13. Seducing woman, 14. Oppression of the poor, 16, 22, 23. Words of the wise, 17, 18, 19. Commendation of these proverbs, 20, 21. Company of an angry man, 24. Suretyship, 26, 27. Ancient borders, 28. Diligence in labor, 29.
AaGOOD 1name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and 2loving favour rather than silver and gold.
Theb rich and poor 3meet together: the 4LORD is the maker of them all.
Ac5prudent man foreseeth the 6evil, and hideth himself: but the simple 7pass on, and are punished.
By humility 8and the fear of the LORD are 9riches, and honour, and life.
10Thorns and snares are in the way 11of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
12Train up a child 13in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart 14from it.
The 15rich ruleth over the 16poor, and the borrower is 17servant to the lender.
Hed that soweth 18iniquity shall reap vanity: and the 19rod of his anger shall fail.
Hee that hath a 20bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread 21to the poor.
Cast out the scorner, and 22contention shall go out; yea, strife and 23reproach shall cease.
Hef that loveth 24pureness of heart, for the 25grace 26of his lips the king shall be his friend.
27The eyes of the LORD preserve 28knowledge, and he overthroweth the 29words of the 30transgressor.
Theg slothful man 31saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
32Theh mouth of 33strange women is a deep 34pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
35Foolishnessiis 36bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of 37correction shall drive it far from him.
Hej that 38oppresseth the poor to 39increase his riches, and he that 40giveth to the rich, shall 41surely come to want.
42Bow down thine ear, and hear the words 43of the wise, and apply thine heart unto 44my knowledge.
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep 45them 46within thee; they shall withal be 47fitted in thy lips.
48That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, 49even to thee.
Have not I written to thee 50excellent things 51in counsels and knowledge,
That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; 52that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that 53send unto thee?
Robk not the poor, because he is 54poor: neither oppressl the afflicted 55in the gate:
Form the LORD will plead their 56cause, and 57spoil the soul of those 58that spoiled them.
Make no friendship with an 59angry man; and with a 60furious man thou shalt not go:
Lest thou learn his 61ways, and get 62a snare to thy soul.
Ben not thou one of them that strike 63hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.
If thou hast nothing 64to pay, whyo should he 65take away thy bed from under thee?
Removep not 66the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand 67before kings; he shall not stand before 68mean men.q