22 pA good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
and favor is better than silver or gold.
2 qThe rich and the poor meet together;
the Lord is rthe Maker of them all.
3 sThe prudent sees danger and hides himself,
but the simple go on and suffer for it.
5 uThorns and snares are in the way of the crooked;
whoever vguards his soul will keep far from them.
6 wTrain up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
7 xThe rich rules over the poor,
and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
8 Whoever ysows injustice will reap calamity,
and zthe rod of his fury will fail.
for he bshares his bread with the poor.
and equarreling and abuse will cease.
11 He who floves purity of heart,
but he ioverthrows the words of the traitor.
13 jThe sluggard says, “There is a lion outside!
I shall be killed in the streets!”
mhe with whom the Lord is angry will fall into it.
but nthe rod of discipline drives it far from him.
or gives to the rich, owill only come to poverty.
rand apply your heart to my knowledge,
if all of them are ready on your lips.
I have made them known to you today, even to you.
20 Have I not written for you sthirty sayings
of counsel and knowledge,
21 to tmake you know what is right and true,
that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?
22 uDo not rob the poor, because he is poor,
23 for xthe Lord will plead their cause
and rob of life those who rob them.
nor go with a wrathful man,
and entangle yourself in a snare.
26 Be not one of those who ygive pledges,
who put up security for debts.
why should zyour bed be taken from under you?
28 Do not move the ancient alandmark
that your fathers have set.
He will bstand before kings;
he will not stand before obscure men.
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