Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 22

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

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!

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