Proverbs 22

Proverbs 22:1-2,4,6-7,9,11-12,17-18,22-23,26-28 NIV
A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. [2] Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all. [4] Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. [6] Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. [7] The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is slave to the lender. [9] The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. [11] One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace will have the king for a friend. [12] The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge, but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful. [17] Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise; apply your heart to what I teach, [18] for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart and have all of them ready on your lips. [22] Do not exploit the poor because they are poor and do not crush the needy in court, [23] for the Lord will take up their case and will exact life for life. [26] Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge or puts up security for debts; [27] if you lack the means to pay, your very bed will be snatched from under you. [28] Do not move an ancient boundary stone set up by your ancestors.


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