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Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse;
    he who guards himself[a] will keep away from them.
Train the child concerning his way;[b]
    even when he is old, he will not stray from it.
The rich will rule over the poor,
    and the borrower is a slave of the lender.[c]

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 22:5 Or “soul,” or “life”
  2. Proverbs 22:6 Literally “on the mouth of his way”
  3. Proverbs 22:7 Literally “the borrower belonging to a man”

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