Proverbs Chapter 22 Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 22:1

A name is chosen rather than much wealth, Than silver and than gold -- good grace.

Proverbs 22:2

Rich and poor have met together, The Maker of them all `is' Jehovah.

Proverbs 22:3

The prudent hath seen the evil, and is hidden, And the simple have passed on, and are punished.

Proverbs 22:4

The end of humility `is' the fear of Jehovah, Riches, and honour, and life.

Proverbs 22:5

Thorns -- snares `are' in the way of the perverse, Whoso is keeping his soul is far from them.

Proverbs 22:6

Give instruction to a youth about his way, Even when he is old he turneth not from it.

Proverbs 22:7

The rich over the poor ruleth, And a servant `is' the borrower to the lender.

Proverbs 22:8

Whoso is sowing perverseness reapeth sorrow, And the rod of his anger weareth out.

Proverbs 22:9

The good of eye -- he is blessed, For he hath given of his bread to the poor.

Proverbs 22:10

Cast out a scorner -- and contention goeth out, And strife and shame cease.

Proverbs 22:11

Whoso is loving cleanness of heart, Grace `are' his lips, a king `is' his friend.

Proverbs 22:12

The eyes of Jehovah have kept knowledge, And He overthroweth the words of the treacherous.

Proverbs 22:13

The slothful hath said, `A lion `is' without, In the midst of the broad places I am slain.'

Proverbs 22:14

A deep pit `is' the mouth of strange women, The abhorred of Jehovah falleth there.

Proverbs 22:15

Folly is bound up in the heart of a youth, The rod of chastisement putteth it far from him.

Proverbs 22:16

He is oppressing the poor to multiply to him, He is giving to the rich -- only to want.

Proverbs 22:17

Incline thine ear, and hear words of the wise, And thy heart set to my knowledge,

Proverbs 22:18

For they are pleasant when thou dost keep them in thy heart, They are prepared together for thy lips.

Proverbs 22:19

That thy trust may be in Jehovah, I caused thee to know to-day, even thou.

Proverbs 22:20

Have I not written to thee three times With counsels and knowledge?

Proverbs 22:21

To cause thee to know the certainty of sayings of truth, To return sayings of truth to those sending thee.

Proverbs 22:22

Rob not the poor because he `is' poor, And bruise not the afflicted in the gate.

Proverbs 22:23

For Jehovah pleadeth their cause, And hath spoiled the soul of their spoilers.

Proverbs 22:24

Shew not thyself friendly with an angry man, And with a man of fury go not in,

Proverbs 22:25

Lest thou learn his paths, And have received a snare to thy soul.

Proverbs 22:26

Be not thou among those striking hands, Among sureties `for' burdens.

Proverbs 22:27

If thou hast nothing to pay, Why doth he take thy bed from under thee?

Proverbs 22:28

Remove not a border of olden times, That thy fathers have made.

Proverbs 22:29

Hast thou seen a man speedy in his business? Before kings he doth station himself, He stations not himself before obscure men!