Provérbios 22

1 A {good} name {is} rather to be chosen than great riches, {and} loving favour rather than silver and gold. {loving...: or, favour is better than, etc}

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 honour, and life. {By...: or, The reward of humility, etc}

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. {Train...: or, Catechise} {in...: Heb. in his way}

7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower {is} servant to the lender. {the lender: Heb. the man that lendeth}

8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail. {the rod...: or, with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed}

9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. {He that...: Heb. Good of eye}

10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.

11 He that loveth pureness of heart, {for} the grace of his lips the king {shall be} his friend. {for...: or, and hath grace in his lips}

12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor. {the words: or, the matters}

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 of 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 thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

18 For {it is} a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. {within...: Heb. in thy belly}

19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. {even...: or, trust thou also}

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 unto thee? {to them...: or, to those that send 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. {landmark: or, bound}

29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean {men}. {mean...: Heb. obscure men}

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