22:1 A `good' name is rather to be chosen than great riches, `And' loving favor rather than silver and gold.
22:2 The rich and the poor meet together: Jehovah is the maker of them all.
22:3 A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it.
22:4 The reward of humility `and' the fear of Jehovah `Is' riches, and honor, and life.
22:5 Thorns `and' snares are in the way of the perverse: He that keepeth his soul shall be far from them.
22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it.
22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor; And the borrower is servant to the lender.
22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap calamity; And the rod of his wrath shall fail.
22:9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; For he giveth of his bread to the poor.
22:10 Cast out the scoffer, and contention will go out; Yea, strife and ignominy will cease.
22:11 He that loveth pureness of heart, `For' the grace of his lips the king will be his friend.
22:12 The eyes of Jehovah preserve `him that hath' knowledge; But he overthroweth the words of the treacherous man.
22:13 The sluggard saith, There is a lion without: I shall be slain in the streets.
22:14 The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: He that is abhorred of Jehovah shall fall therein.
22:15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; `But' the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his `gain', `And' he that giveth to the rich, `shall come' only to want.
22:17 Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, And apply thy heart unto my knowledge.
22:18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee, If they be established together upon thy lips.
22:19 That thy trust may be in Jehovah, I have made `them' known to thee this day, even to thee.
22:20 Have not I written unto thee excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,
22:21 To make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, That thou mayest carry back words of truth to them that send thee?
22:22 Rob not the poor, because he is poor; Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
22:23 For Jehovah will plead their cause, And despoil of life those that despoil them.
22:24 Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; And with a wrathful man thou shalt not go:
22:25 Lest thou learn this ways, And get a snare to thy soul.
22:26 Be thou not one of them that strike hands, `Or' of them that are sureties for debts.
22:27 If thou hast not wherewith to pay, Why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, Which thy fathers have set.
22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men.