Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 22:1 A [good] name is rather to be chosen than great riches; loving favour rather than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poor meet together; Jehovah is the maker of them all. Proverbs 22:3 A prudent [man] seeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished. Proverbs 22:4 The reward of humility [and] the fear of Jehovah is riches, and honour, and life. Proverbs 22:5 Thorns [and] snares are in the way of the perverse: he that keepeth his soul holdeth himself far from them. Proverbs 22:6 Train up the child according to the tenor of his way, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor; and the borrower is servant to the lender. Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth unrighteousness shall reap iniquity, and the rod of his wrath shall have an end. Proverbs 22:9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his bread to the poor. Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and contention will depart, and strife and ignominy shall cease. Proverbs 22:11 He that loveth pureness of heart, upon whose lips is grace, the king is his friend. Proverbs 22:12 The eyes of Jehovah preserve knowledge; but he overthroweth the words of the unfaithful. Proverbs 22:13 The sluggard saith, There is a lion without, I shall be killed in the streets! Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of strange women is a deep ditch: he with whom Jehovah is displeased shall fall therein. Proverbs 22:15 Folly is bound in the heart of a child; the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor, it is to enrich him; he that giveth to the rich, [bringeth] only to want. Proverbs 22:17 Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart unto my knowledge. Proverbs 22:18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee: they shall be together fitted on thy lips. Proverbs 22:19 That thy confidence may be in Jehovah, I have made [them] known to thee this day, even to thee. Proverbs 22:20 Have not I written to thee excellent things, in counsels and knowledge, Proverbs 22:21 that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest carry back words of truth to them that send thee? Proverbs 22:22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted in the gate; Proverbs 22:23 for Jehovah will plead their cause, and despoil the soul of those that despoil them. Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man, and go not with a furious man; Proverbs 22:25 lest thou learn his paths, and get a snare to thy soul. Proverbs 22:26 Be not of them that strike hands, of them that are sureties for debts: Proverbs 22:27 if thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee? Proverbs 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set. Proverbs 22:29 Hast thou seen a man diligent in his work? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before the mean.