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Proverbs, Chapter 22
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   1: A [good] name [is] rather to be chosen than great riches, [and] loving favor rather than silver and gold.
   2: The rich and poor meet together: the LORD [is] the maker of them all.
   3: A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
   4: By humility [and] the fear of the LORD [are] riches, and honor, and life.
   5: Thorns [and] snares [are] in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
   6: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
   7: The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower [is] servant to the lender.
   8: He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
   9: He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
   10: Cast out the scorner, and contention shall end; yes, strife and reproach shall cease.
   11: He that loveth pureness of heart, [for] the grace of his lips the king [shall be] his friend.
   12: The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.
   13: The slothful [man] saith, [There is] a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
   14: The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit: he that is abhorred by the LORD shall fall therein.
   15: Foolishness [is] bound in the heart of a child; [but] the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
   16: He that oppresseth the poor to increase his [riches], [and] he that giveth to the rich, [shall] surely [come] to want.
   17: Bow down thy ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge.
   18: For [it is] a pleasant thing if thou keepest them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
   19: That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
   20: Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
   21: That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send to thee?
   22: Rob not the poor, because he [is] poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
   23: For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
   24: Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
   25: Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
   26: Be not thou [one] of them that strike hands, [or] of them that are sureties for debts.
   27: If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
   28: Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
   29: Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean [men].

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