Proverbs 22
1A [good] name [is] rather to be chosen than great riches, [and] loving favour rather than silver and gold.
2The rich and poor meet together: the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] [is] the maker of them all.
3A prudent [man] foresees the evil, and hides himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
4By humility [and] the fear of the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] [are] riches, and honour, and life.
5Thorns [and] snares [are] in the way of the perverse (twisted) [habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition]: he that does keep his soul shall be far from them.
6Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
7The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower [is] servant to the lender.
8He that sows iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
9He that has a bountiful eye shall be Blessed (Favored by God; happy; prosperous); for he gives of his bread to the poor.
10Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach (disgrace; shame) shall cease.
11He that loves pureness of heart, [for] the grace of his lips the king [shall be] his friend.
12The eyes of the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] preserve knowledge, and he overthrows the words of the transgressor.
13The slothful [man] says, [There is] a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
14The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] shall fall therein.
15Foolishness [is] bound in the heart of a child; [but] the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
16He that oppresses the poor to increase his [riches, and] he that gives to the rich, [shall] surely [come] to lack.
17Bow down youi ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply youi heart unto my knowledge.
18For [it is] a pleasant thing if youi keep them within youi; they shall withal be fitted in youi lips.
19That youi trust may be in the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate], I have made known to youi this day, even to youi.
20Have not I written to youi excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
21That I might make youi know the certainty of the words of truth; that youi might answer the words of tto them that send unto youi?
22Rob not the poor, because he [is] poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
23For the Lord-Yehōvah [Messiah Pre-Incarnate] will plead their cause, and spoil (plunder; prey; booty) the soul of those that spoiled them.
24Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man youi shall not go:
25Lest youi learn his ways, and get a snare to youi soul.
26Be not youi [one] of them that strike hands, [or] of them that are sureties for debts.
27If youi have nothing to pay, why should he take away youi bed from under youi?
28Remove not the ancient landmark, which youi fathers have set.
29See youi a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean [men].

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