Proverbs 22

CLV(i) 1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches; Grace is better than silver and gold. 2 The rich man and the destitute one encounter in this:Yahweh is the Maker of them all. 3 A prudent man sees peril and conceals himself, Yet the simple pass along and are mulcted." 4 The consequence of humility is fear of Yahweh, Riches and glory and life." 5 Pricking thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse man; He who guards his soul shall keep far from them. 6 Train up a youth corresponding to his proper way; Even when he is old he shall not withdraw from it. 7 The rich man rules over the destitute, And the borrower is servant to the man from whom he borrows." 8 He who sows iniquity shall reap sorrow, And the club of his rage shall fail." 9 He who has a bountiful eye shall be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor." 10 Drive out the mocker, and quarreling shall go forth, And suing and dishonor shall cease." 11 He who loves a clean heart, on whose lips is grace, The king shall be his associate." 12 The eyes of Yahweh preserve knowledge, Yet He overthrows the words of the treacherous one." 13 The slothful man says:There is a lion outdoors; I shall be murdered in the middle of the square. 14 The mouth of the strange woman is a deep pit; He with whom Yahweh is indignant shall fall thereinto. 15 Folly is tied to the heart of a youth; The club of discipline shall put it far from him. 16 He who extorts from the poor to increase his gain And he who gives to the rich will surely come to want. 17 Stretch out your ear and hear the words of the wise, And let your heart be set on my knowledge." 18 For it will be pleasant when you keep them in your inner being, When they are established together on your lips." 19 That your trust may come to be in Yahweh, I make them known to you today, indeed you." 20 Have I not written for you threefold With counsels and knowledge, 21 To cause you to know verity, words of truth, To reply with sayings, truth for those sending you? 22 Do not pillage the poor, for he is poor, And do not crush the humble one in the gate." 23 For Yahweh Himself shall contend their contention, And He will defraud their defrauders of their soul." 24 Do not associate with an angry person, And do not set out with a furious man." 25 Lest you should become trained in his paths, And you get into a trap for your soul." 26 Do not be among those who clasp the palm in pledge, Among those who are surety for loans;" 27 If you have nothing to make a repayment, Why have your bed taken from under you? 28 Do not move away the eonian boundary marker Which your fathers have made. 29 Do you perceive a man who is expert in his work? He shall station himself before kings; By no means shall he station himself before obscure men.