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Proverbs 22


On Life and Conduct

Proverbs 22:1   A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.
Proverbs 22:2   The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.
Proverbs 22:3   The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.
Proverbs 22:4   The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.
Proverbs 22:5   Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards himself will be far from them.
Proverbs 22:6   Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:7   The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.
Proverbs 22:8   He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.
Proverbs 22:9   He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.
Proverbs 22:10   Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.
Proverbs 22:11   He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
Proverbs 22:12   The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.
Proverbs 22:13   The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!"
Proverbs 22:14   The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD will fall into it.
Proverbs 22:15   Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.
Proverbs 22:16   He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.
Proverbs 22:17   Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;
Proverbs 22:18   For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.
Proverbs 22:19   So that your trust may be in the LORD, I have taught you today, even you.
Proverbs 22:20   Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,
Proverbs 22:21   To make you know the certainty of the words of truth That you may correctly answer him who sent you?
Proverbs 22:22   Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;
Proverbs 22:23   For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.
Proverbs 22:24   Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,
Proverbs 22:25   Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.
Proverbs 22:26   Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.
Proverbs 22:27   If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take your bed from under you?
Proverbs 22:28   Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set.
Proverbs 22:29   Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.
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