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.
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