Sundry observations of moral virtues, and their contrary vices (10-24).
Proverbs 22:1 More choice, is a name, than great riches, beyond silver and gold, is pleasant grace. Proverbs 22:2 The rich and the poor, meet together, the maker of them all, is Yahweh. Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man, seeth calamity, and hideth himself, but, the simple, pass on, and suffer. Proverbs 22:4 The reward of humility, is the reverence of Yahweh, riches, and honour, and life. Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and snares, are in the way of the perverse,he that guardeth his soul, shall be far from them. Proverbs 22:6 Train up a youth, in the direction of his duty, even when he becometh old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:7 The rich, over the poor, beareth rule,and, slave, is the borrower to the lender. Proverbs 22:8 He that soweth perversity, shall reap trouble, and, the rod of his wrath, shall be ready. Proverbs 22:9 A benevolent eye, the same, shall be blessed,because he hath given of his bread to the poor. Proverbs 22:10 Drive away the scoffer, that strife may depart, and quarrel, and contempt may cease. Proverbs 22:11 Yahweh loveth the pure in heart, gracious are his lips, his friend is the king! Proverbs 22:12 The eyes of Yahweh, watch over knowledge, therefore hath he overturned the words of the treacherous. Proverbs 22:13 Saith the sluggard, A lion outside! Amidst the broadways, shall I be slain. Proverbs 22:14 A deep chasm, is the mouth of strange women, he with whom Yahweh is indignant, falleth there. Proverbs 22:15 Foolishness, is bound up in the heart of a youth, the rod of correction, shall drive it far from him. Proverbs 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor, to make increase for himself, giving to the rich, shall surely come to want. Proverbs 22:17 Incline thine ear and hear the words of wise men, then, thy heart, wilt thou apply to my teaching; Proverbs 22:18 For sweet shall they be, when thou shalt keep them in thine inmost mind, they shall fit well together, upon thy lips. Proverbs 22:19 That in Yahweh may be thy trust, I have made them known to thee today, even to thee. Proverbs 22:20 Have I not written for thee noble things, with counsels and knowledge: Proverbs 22:21 To cause thee to know the meaning of faithful sayings, that thou mayest give back faithful sayings to them who ask thee. Proverbs 22:22 Do not rob the poor, because he is poor, neither crush thou the oppressed in the gate; Proverbs 22:23 For, Yahweh, will plead their cause, and will despoil their despoilers of life. Proverbs 22:24 Do not have friendship with one given to anger, and, with a wrathful man, shall thou not enter in: Proverbs 22:25 Lest thou learn his ways, and take a snare to thy soul. Proverbs 22:26 Be not of them who strike hands, of them who are sureties for debts: Proverbs 22:27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should one take away thy bed from under thee? Proverbs 22:28 Do not move back the ancient boundary, which thy father's made. Proverbs 22:29 Seest thou a man prompt in his business? before kings, shall he stand, he shall not stand before men who are obscure.