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1 A agood name is to be more desired than great wealth,
Favor is better than silver and gold.
2 The rich and the poor 1have a common bond,
The Lord is the amaker of them all.
3 The aprudent sees the evil and hides himself,
But the 1naive go on, and are punished for it.
4 The reward of humility and the 1fear of the Lord
Are riches, honor and life.
5 aThorns and snares are in the way of the perverse;
He who guards himself will be far from them.
Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
7 The arich rules over the poor,
And the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.
8 He who asows iniquity will reap vanity,
And the brod of his fury will perish.
For he bgives some of his food to the poor.
10 aDrive out the scoffer, and contention will go out,
Even strife and dishonor will cease.
11 He who loves apurity of heart
But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.
13 The asluggard says, “There is a lion outside;
I will be killed in the streets!”
The arod of discipline will remove it far from him.
Or who gives to the rich, bwill only come to poverty.
17 aIncline your ear and hear the words of the wise,
And apply your mind to my knowledge;
18 For it will be apleasant if you keep them within you,
1That they may be ready on your lips.
19 So that your atrust may be in the Lord,
I have 1taught you today, even you.
Of counsels and knowledge,
22 aDo not rob the poor because he is poor,
Or bcrush the afflicted at the gate;
23 For the Lord will aplead their case
And 1take the life of those who rob them.
Or go with a ahot-tempered man,
25 Or you will alearn his ways
And 1find a snare for yourself.
Among those who become guarantors for debts.
Why should he atake your bed from under you?
28 aDo not move the ancient boundary
Which your fathers have set.
He will astand before kings;
He will not stand before obscure men.
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