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Proverbs 22

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