(A)The prudent sees danger and hides himself,
    but the simple go on and suffer for it.
The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
    is (B)riches and honor and life.[a]
(C)Thorns and snares are in the way of the crooked;
    whoever (D)guards his soul will keep far from them.
(E)Train up a child in the way he should go;
    even when he is old he will not depart from it.
(F)The rich rules over the poor,
    and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
Whoever (G)sows injustice will reap calamity,
    and (H)the rod of his fury will fail.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 22:4 Or The reward for humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and honor and life

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