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Thorns and snares are in the way of the obstinate [for their lack of honor and their wrong-doing traps them];
He who guards himself [with godly wisdom] will be far from them and avoid the consequences they suffer.

Train up a child in the way he should go [teaching him to seek God’s wisdom and will for his abilities and talents],
Even when he is old he will not depart from it.(A)

The rich rules over the poor,
And the borrower is servant to the lender.

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In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls,(A)
    but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.

Start(B) children off on the way they should go,(C)
    and even when they are old they will not turn from it.(D)

The rich rule over the poor,
    and the borrower is slave to the lender.

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