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22 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,

and favor is better than silver or gold.

2 The rich and the poor have this in common:

the Lord is the maker of them all.

3 The clever see danger and hide;

but the simple go on, and suffer for it.

4 The reward for humility and fear of the Lord

is riches and honor and life.

5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse;

the cautious will keep far from them.

6 Train children in the right way,

and when old, they will not stray.

7 The rich rules over the poor,

and the borrower is the slave of the lender.

8 Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity,

and the rod of anger will fail.

9 Those who are generous are blessed,

for they share their bread with the poor.

10 Drive out a scoffer, and strife goes out;

quarreling and abuse will cease.

11 Those who love a pure heart and are gracious in speech

will have the king as a friend.

12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,

but he overthrows the words of the faithless.

13 The lazy person says, “There is a lion outside!

I shall be killed in the streets!”

14 The mouth of a loosea woman is a deep pit;

he with whom the Lord is angry falls into it.

15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a boy,

but the rod of discipline drives it far away.

16 Oppressing the poor in order to enrich oneself,

and giving to the rich, will lead only to loss.


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The original Revised Standard Version served as a standard for nearly forty years. The New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha maintains the traditions of the older version with fresh new vocabulary and modern English construction.


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