22 A agood name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
Loving favor rather than silver and gold.
2 The brich and the poor have this in common,
The cLord is the maker of them all.
But the simple pass on and are dpunished.
Are riches and honor and life.
He who guards his soul will be far from them.
6 eTrain up a child in the way he should go,
1And when he is old he will not depart from it.
7 The frich rules over the poor,
And the borrower is servant to the lender.
And the rod of his anger will fail.
For he gives of his bread to the poor.
10 jCast out the scoffer, and contention will leave;
Yes, strife and reproach will cease.
11 kHe who loves purity of heart
And has grace on his lips,
The king will be his friend.
But He overthrows the words of the faithless.
13 lThe lazy man says, “There is a lion outside!
I shall be slain in the streets!”
14 mThe mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit;
nHe who is abhorred by the Lord will fall there.
oThe rod of correction will drive it far from him.
And he who gives to the rich, will surely come to poverty.
17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise,
And apply your heart to my knowledge;
Let them all be fixed upon your lips,
I have instructed you today, even you.
Of counsels and knowledge,
21 pThat I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth,
qThat you may answer words of truth
To those who 4send to you?
22 Do not rob the rpoor because he is poor,
Nor oppress the afflicted at the gate;
23 sFor the Lord will plead their cause,
And plunder the soul of those who plunder them.
And with a tfurious man do not go,
And set a snare for your soul.
One of those who is 6surety for debts;
Why should he take away your bed from under you?
Which your fathers have set.
29 Do you see a man who 8excels in his work?
He will stand before kings;
He will not stand before 9unknown men.
Or send you
is prompt in his business