Proverbs, Chapter 22 - Timeless Wisdom and Virtues

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

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