Proverbs 22:1-16 NIV

Proverbs 22:1-16 NIV [1] 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. [3] The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. [4] Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life. [5] In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them. [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. [8] Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity, and the rod they wield in fury will be broken. [9] The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. [10] Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife; quarrels and insults are ended. [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. [13] The sluggard says, "There's a lion outside! I'll be killed in the public square!" [14] The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit; a man who is under the LORD's wrath falls into it. [15] Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far away. [16] One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth and one who gives gifts to the rich-both come to poverty.

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