Proverbs Chapter 22 World English Bible

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is more desirable than great riches, And loving favor is better than silver and gold.

Proverbs 22:2

The rich and the poor have this in common: Yahweh is the maker of them all.

Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man sees danger, and hides himself; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Proverbs 22:4

The result of humility and the fear of Yahweh Is wealth, honor, and life.

Proverbs 22:5

Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked: Whoever guards his soul stays from them.

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:7

The rich rule over the poor. The borrower is servant to the lender.

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows wickedness reaps trouble, And the rod of his fury will be destroyed.

Proverbs 22:9

He who has a generous eye will be blessed; For he shares his food with the poor.

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out the mocker, and strife will go out; Yes, quarrels and insults will stop.

Proverbs 22:11

He who loves purity of heart and speaks gracefully Is the king's friend.

Proverbs 22:12

The eyes of Yahweh watch over knowledge; But he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside! I will be killed in the streets!"

Proverbs 22:14

The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit: He who is under Yahweh's wrath will fall into it.

Proverbs 22:15

Folly is bound up in the heart of a child: The rod of discipline drives it far from him.

Proverbs 22:16

Whoever oppresses the poor for his own increase and whoever gives to the rich, Both come to poverty.

Proverbs 22:17

Turn your ear, and listen to the words of the wise. Apply your heart to my teaching.

Proverbs 22:18

For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you, If all of them are ready on your lips.

Proverbs 22:19

That your trust may be in Yahweh, I teach you today, even you.

Proverbs 22:20

Haven't I written to you thirty excellent things Of counsel and knowledge,

Proverbs 22:21

To teach you truth, reliable words, To give sound answers to the ones who sent you?

Proverbs 22:22

Don't exploit the poor, because he is poor; And don't crush the needy in court;

Proverbs 22:23

For Yahweh will plead their case, And plunder the life of those who plunder them.

Proverbs 22:24

Don't befriend a hot-tempered man, And don't associate with one who harbors anger:

Proverbs 22:25

Lest you learn his ways, And ensnare your soul.

Proverbs 22:26

Don't you be one of those who strike hands, Of those who are collateral for debts.

Proverbs 22:27

If you don't have means to pay, Why should he take away your bed from under you?

Proverbs 22:28

Don't move the ancient boundary stone, Which your fathers have set up.

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve kings; He won't serve obscure men.