Bible: Proverbs 22
good favor 3 more than silver or gold.
22:2 The rich and the poor meet together; 4
is riches and honor and life.
22:5 Thorns and snares 13 are in the path of the perverse,
but the one who guards himself keeps far from them.
and when he is old he will not turn from it. 17
22:7 The rich rule over 18 the poor,
and the borrower is servant 19 to the lender.
22:8 The one who sows 20 iniquity will reap trouble,
and the rod of his fury 21 will end.
for he gives some of his food 24 to the poor.
22:10 Drive out the scorner 25 and contention will leave;
strife and insults will cease. 26
22:11 The one who loves a pure heart 27
but he overthrows the words of the faithless person. 32
22:13 The sluggard says, “There is a lion 33 outside!
I will be killed in the middle of the streets!” 34
but the rod of discipline 42 will drive it far from him.
22:16 The one who oppresses the poor to increase his own gain
and the one who gives to the rich 43 – both end up only in poverty.
The Sayings of the Wise 44
22:17 Incline your ear 45 and listen to the words of the wise,
and apply your heart to my instruction. 46
22:19 So that 51 your confidence may be in the
I am making them known to you today 52 – even you.
22:20 Have I not written thirty sayings 53 for you,
sayings 54 of counsel and knowledge,
22:21 to show you true and reliable words, 55
so that you may give accurate answers 56 to those who sent you?
22:22 Do not exploit 57 a poor person because he is poor
and do not crush the needy in court, 58
22:23 for the
and will rob those who are robbing 60 them.
22:24 Do not make friends with an angry person, 61
and do not associate with a wrathful person,
22:25 lest you learn 62 his ways
and entangle yourself in a snare. 63
22:26 Do not be one who strikes hands in pledge
or who puts up security for debts.
22:27 If you do not have enough to pay,
22:28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone 67
which was put in place by your ancestors. 68
22:29 Do you see a person skilled 69 in his work?
He will take his position before kings;