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Proverbs 22:1-16

22A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,
   and favour is better than silver or gold.
2 The rich and the poor have this in common:
   the Lord is the maker of them all.
3 The clever see danger and hide;
   but the simple go on, and suffer for it.
4 The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
   is riches and honour and life.
5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse;
   the cautious will keep far from them.
6 Train children in the right way,
   and when old, they will not stray.
7 The rich rules over the poor,
   and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
8 Whoever sows injustice will reap calamity,
   and the rod of anger will fail.
9 Those who are generous are blessed,
   for they share their bread with the poor.
10 Drive out a scoffer, and strife goes out;
   quarrelling and abuse will cease.
11 Those who love a pure heart and are gracious in speech
   will have the king as a friend.
12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
   but he overthrows the words of the faithless.
13 The lazy person says, ‘There is a lion outside!
   I shall be killed in the streets!’
14 The mouth of a loose* woman is a deep pit;
   he with whom the Lord is angry falls into it.
15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a boy,
   but the rod of discipline drives it far away.
16 Oppressing the poor in order to enrich oneself,
   and giving to the rich, will lead only to loss.

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