Proverbs 22 21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
22 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.
2 The rich and poor meet together; the Lord is the maker of them all.
3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil and hideth himself, but the simple pass by and are punished.
4 With humility and the fear of the Lord come riches and honor and life.
5 Thorns and snares are in the path of the froward; he that doth keep his soul shall stay far from them.
6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.
7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity, and the rod of his anger shall fail.
9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go away; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
11 He that loveth pureness of heart: for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
12 The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge, and He overthroweth the words of the transgressor.
13 The slothful man saith, “There is a lion without! I shall be slain in the streets!”
14 The mouth of a strange woman is a deep pit; he that is abhorred by the Lord shall fall therein.
15 Foolishness is bound into the heart of a child, but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
17 Bow down thine ear and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
18 For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee, that they may indeed be ready upon thy lips.
19 That thy trust may be in the Lord, I have made it known to thee this day, even to thee!
20 Have I not written to thee excellent things of counsel and knowledge,
21 that I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
22 Rob not the poor because he is poor, neither oppress the afflicted at the gate;
23 for the Lord will plead their cause, and despoil the soul of those that despoiled them.
24 Make no friendship with an angry man, and with a furious man thou shalt not go,
25 lest thou learn his ways and get a snare for thy soul.
26 Be not thou one of them that strike hands or of them that are sureties for debts;
27 if thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
28 Remove not the ancient landmark which thy fathers have set.
29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? He shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before men of low estate.
Proverbs 22 New International Version (NIV)
22 A good name is more desirable than great riches;
2 Rich and poor have this in common:
3 The prudent see danger and take refuge,
4 Humility is the fear of the Lord;
5 In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls,
6 Start children off on the way they should go,
7 The rich rule over the poor,
8 Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity,
9 The generous will themselves be blessed,
10 Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;
11 One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace
12 The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
13 The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside!
14 The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit;
15 Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
16 One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth
Thirty Sayings of the Wise
17 Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise;
22 Do not exploit the poor because they are poor
24 Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person,
26 Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge
28 Do not move an ancient boundary stone
29 Do you see someone skilled in their work?