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And ||loving favour rather than silver and gold.
2 The rich and poor cmeet together:
3 fA prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself:
4 ||By humility and the fear of the Lord
Are iriches, and honour, and life.
5 kThorns and snares are in the way of the froward:
He that doth lkeep his soul shall be far from them.
And when he is old, he will not depart from it.
And the borrower is servant †to the lender.
For the giveth of his bread to the poor.
10 uCast out the scorner, and contention shall go out;
Yea, wstrife and reproach shall cease.
11 xHe that loveth pureness of heart,
13 aThe slothful man saith, There is a lion without,
I shall be slain in the streets.
dHe that is abhorred of the Lord shall fall therein.
But ethe rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
And he that giveth to the rich, shall fsurely come to want.
And happly thine heart unto my knowledge.
They shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
20 Have not I written to thee kexcellent things
In counsels and knowledge,
21 That I might make thee know lthe certainty of the words of truth;
That thou mightest answer the words of truth ||to them that send unto thee?
22 mRob not the poor, because he is poor:
23 For pthe Lord will plead their cause,
And qspoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
24 Make no friendship with ran angry man;
And with a furious man rrthou shalt not go:
And get a snare to thy soul.
26 Be not thou one of sthem that strike hands,
Why should he utake away thy bed from under thee?
Which thy fathers have set.
He shall zstand before kings;
He shall not stand before †mean men.
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