Proverbs 22:17-25:28New Living Translation (NLT)
Sayings of the Wise
17 Listen to the words of the wise;
22 Don’t rob the poor just because you can,
24 Don’t befriend angry people
26 Don’t agree to guarantee another person’s debt
28 Don’t cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers
29 Do you see any truly competent workers?
23 While dining with a ruler,
4 Don’t wear yourself out trying to get rich.
6 Don’t eat with people who are stingy;
9 Don’t waste your breath on fools,
10 Don’t cheat your neighbor by moving the ancient boundary markers;
12 Commit yourself to instruction;
13 Don’t fail to discipline your children.
15 My child,[e] if your heart is wise,
17 Don’t envy sinners,
19 My child, listen and be wise:
22 Listen to your father, who gave you life,
26 O my son, give me your heart.
29 Who has anguish? Who has sorrow?
24 Don’t envy evil people
3 A house is built by wisdom
5 The wise are mightier than the strong,[g]
7 Wisdom is too lofty for fools.
8 A person who plans evil
10 If you fail under pressure,
11 Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die;
13 My child,[h] eat honey, for it is good,
15 Don’t wait in ambush at the home of the godly,
17 Don’t rejoice when your enemies fall;
19 Don’t fret because of evildoers;
21 My child, fear the Lord and the king.
More Sayings of the Wise
23 Here are some further sayings of the wise:
It is wrong to show favoritism when passing judgment.
26 An honest answer
27 Do your planning and prepare your fields
28 Don’t testify against your neighbors without cause;
30 I walked by the field of a lazy person,
More Proverbs of Solomon
25 These are more proverbs of Solomon, collected by the advisers of King Hezekiah of Judah.
2 It is God’s privilege to conceal things
3 No one can comprehend the height of heaven, the depth of the earth,
4 Remove the impurities from silver,
6 Don’t demand an audience with the king
Just because you’ve seen something,
9 When arguing with your neighbor,
11 Timely advice is lovely,
12 To one who listens, valid criticism
13 Trustworthy messengers refresh like snow in summer.
14 A person who promises a gift but doesn’t give it
15 Patience can persuade a prince,
16 Do you like honey?
17 Don’t visit your neighbors too often,
18 Telling lies about others
19 Putting confidence in an unreliable person in times of trouble
20 Singing cheerful songs to a person with a heavy heart
21 If your enemies are hungry, give them food to eat.
23 As surely as a north wind brings rain,
24 It’s better to live alone in the corner of an attic
25 Good news from far away
26 If the godly give in to the wicked,
27 It’s not good to eat too much honey,
28 A person without self-control
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