favor is better than silver and gold. j
2 The rich and the poor have this in common: k
but the inexperienced keep going and are punished. n
4 The result of humility is * fear of the Lord,
along with wealth, honor, and life. o
5 There are thorns and snares on the path of the crooked; p
the one who guards himself stays far from them.
6 Teach a youth about the way he should go; q
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
7 The rich rule over the poor, r
and the borrower is a slave to the lender. s
8 The one who sows injustice will reap disaster, t
and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
for he shares his food with the poor. w
10 Drive out a mocker, x and conflict goes too;
then quarreling and dishonor will cease. y
and gracious lips—the king is his friend. z
but He overthrows the words of the treacherous.
I’ll be killed in the public square!” a
a man cursed by the Lord will fall into it. b
the rod of discipline will drive it away from him. c
and giving to the rich—both lead only to poverty. d
and apply your mind to my knowledge.
and if g they are constantly on your lips.
so that your confidence may be in the Lord.
20 Haven’t I written for you thirty sayings h
about counsel and knowledge,
to those who sent you? k
23 for the Lord will take up their case n
and will plunder those who plunder them.
24 Don’t make friends with an angry man, o
and don’t be a companion of a hot-tempered man, p
25 or you will learn his ways q
and entangle yourself in a snare.
26 Don’t be one of those who enter agreements, r
who put up security for loans. s
even your bed will be taken from under you. t
that your fathers set up. u
He will stand in the presence of kings.
He will not stand in the presence of unknown men. v
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