1A good name is to be chosen over great wealth;
favor is better than silver and gold. #Pr 10:7|NoBook| 8:10Ec 7:1
2The rich and the poor have this in common: # Lit poor meet
the Lord made them both. # Lit all #Jb 31:13Pr 29:13
3A sensible person sees danger and takes cover,
but the inexperienced keep going and are punished. #Pr 14:16|NoBook| 27:12Is 26:20
4The result of humility is fear of the Lord,
along with wealth, honor, and life. #Pr 15:33|NoBook| 21:21|NoBook| 29:23
5There are thorns and snares on the path of the crooked; #Pr 7:23|NoBook| 15:19
the one who guards himself stays far from them.
6Teach a youth about the way he should go; #Eph 6:4
even when he is old he will not depart from it.
7The rich rule over the poor, #Pr 18:23Jms 2:6
and the borrower is a slave to the lender. #Dt 28:12-13
8The one who sows injustice will reap disaster, #Jb 4:8Hs 10:13-14
and the rod of his fury will be destroyed.
9A generous person # Lit Good of eye will be blessed, #Pr 19:172Co 9:6
for he shares his food with the poor. #Lk 14:13-14
10Drive out a mocker, #Gn 21:9-10 and conflict goes too;
then quarreling and dishonor will cease. #Pr 26:20
11The one who loves a pure heart
and gracious lips — the king is his friend. #Pr 16:13
12The Lord’s eyes keep watch over knowledge,
but He overthrows the words of the treacherous.
13The slacker says, “There’s a lion outside!
I’ll be killed in the public square! ” #Pr 26:13
14The mouth of the forbidden woman is a deep pit;
a man cursed by the Lord will fall into it. #Pr 2:16-19|NoBook| 7:523:27-28Ec 7:26
15Foolishness is tangled up in the heart of a youth;
the rod of discipline will drive it away from him. #Pr 13:2423:13-14|NoBook| 29:15
16Oppressing the poor to enrich oneself,
and giving to the rich — both lead only to poverty. #Pr 11:24|NoBook| 22:7|NoBook| 28:27
Words of the Wise
17Listen closely, # Lit Stretch out your ear pay attention to the words of the wise, #Pr 5:1
and apply your mind to my knowledge.
18For it is pleasing if you keep them within you
and if # Or you; let them be, or you, so that they are constantly on your lips.
19I have instructed you today — even you —
so that your confidence may be in the Lord.
20Haven’t I written for you thirty sayings # Text emended; one Hb tradition reads you previously ; alt Hb tradition reads you excellent things ; LXX, Syr, Vg read you three times
about counsel and knowledge,
21in order to teach you true and reliable words,
so that you may give a dependable report # Lit give dependable words #Lk 1:3-4
to those who sent you? #Pr 10:26|NoBook| 25:13
22Don’t rob a poor man because he is poor,
and don’t crush the oppressed #Ex 23:6Jb 31:16Zch 7:10Mal 3:5 at the gate, #Ru 4:11Pr 24:7Zch 8:16
23for the Lord will take up their case #1Sm 25:39Ps 12:5|NoBook| 35:10|NoBook| 68:5|NoBook| 140:12Pr 23:10-11Is 3:13-15
and will plunder those who plunder them.
24Don’t make friends with an angry man, # Lit with a master of anger
and don’t be a companion of a hot-tempered man, #Pr 15:18|NoBook| 19:19
25or you will learn his ways #1Co 15:33
and entangle yourself in a snare.
26Don’t be one of those who enter agreements, # Lit who shakes hands
who put up security for loans. #Pr 6:1-5|NoBook| 11:15|NoBook| 17:18
27If you have no money to pay,
even your bed will be taken from under you. #Ex 22:26Pr 20:16
28Don’t move an ancient boundary marker
that your fathers set up. #Dt 19:14|NoBook| 27:17Jb 24:2Pr 23:10Hs 5:10
29Do you see a man skilled in his work?
He will stand in the presence of kings.
He will not stand in the presence of unknown men. #Gn 41:461Kg 10:8Pr 14:35