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Proverbs 22

Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).

Proverbs 22:1 A good name is to be chosen aboue great riches, and louing fauour is aboue siluer and aboue golde. Proverbs 22:2 The rich and poore meete together: the Lord is the maker of them all. Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man seeth the plague, and hideth himselfe: but the foolish goe on still, and are punished. Proverbs 22:4 The rewarde of humilitie, and the feare of God is riches, and glory, and life. Proverbs 22:5 Thornes and snares are in the way of the frowarde: but he that regardeth his soule, will depart farre from them. Proverbs 22:6 Teache a childe in the trade of his way, and when he is olde, he shall not depart from it. Proverbs 22:7 The rich ruleth the poore, and the borower is seruant to the man that lendeth. Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth iniquitie, shall reape affliction, and the rodde of his anger shall faile. Proverbs 22:9 He that hath a good eye, he shalbe blessed: for he giueth of his bread vnto the poore. Proverbs 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and strife shal go out: so contention and reproche shall cease. Proverbs 22:11 Hee that loueth purenesse of heart for the grace of his lippes, the King shalbe his friend. Proverbs 22:12 The eyes of the Lorde preserue knowledge: but hee ouerthroweth the wordes of the transgressour. Proverbs 22:13 The slouthfull man saith, A lyon is without, I shall be slaine in the streete. Proverbs 22:14 The mouth of strage women is as a deepe pit: he with whom the Lord is angry, shall fall therein. Proverbs 22:15 Foolishnesse is bounde in the heart of a childe: but the rodde of correction shall driue it away from him. Proverbs 22:16 Hee that oppresseth the poore to increase him selfe, and giueth vnto the riche, shall surely come to pouertie. Proverbs 22:17 Incline thine eare, and heare the wordes of the wise, and apply thine heart vnto my knowledge. Proverbs 22:18 For it shalbe pleasant, if thou keepe them in thy bellie, and if they be directed together in thy lippes. Proverbs 22:19 That thy confidence may be in the Lord, I haue shewed thee this day: thou therefore take heede. Proverbs 22:20 Haue not I written vnto thee three times in counsels and knowledge, Proverbs 22:21 That I might shewe thee the assurance of the wordes of trueth to answere the wordes of trueth to them that sende to thee? Proverbs 22:22 Robbe not the poore, because hee is poore, neither oppresse the afflicted in iudgement. Proverbs 22:23 For the Lord will defende their cause, and spoyle the soule of those that spoyle them. Proverbs 22:24 Make no friendship with an angrie man, neither goe with the furious man, Proverbs 22:25 Least thou learne his wayes, and receiue destruction to thy soule. Proverbs 22:26 Be not thou of them that touch the hand, nor among them that are suretie for debts. Proverbs 22:27 If thou hast nothing to paye, why causest thou that he should take thy bed from vnder thee? Proverbs 22:28 Thou shalt not remooue the ancient bounds which thy fathers haue made. Proverbs 22:29 Thou seest that a diligent man in his businesse standeth before Kings, and standeth not before the base sort.

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