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1 A good name is
rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour 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 honour, and life.
5 Thorns and snares are
in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from
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 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.
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 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
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.
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 unto 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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