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16 Better is a little with the [a]fear of the LordThan great treasure and turmoil with it.
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17 Better is a [a]dish of [b]vegetables where love isThan a fattened ox served with hatred.
8 Better is a little with righteousnessThan great income with injustice.
19 It is better to be humble in spirit with the lowlyThan to divide the spoil with the proud.
17 Better is a dry morsel and quietness with itThan a house full of [a]feasting with strife.
5 He who mocks the poor taunts his Maker;He who rejoices at calamity will not go unpunished.
18 A man lacking in [a]sense [b]pledgesAnd becomes guarantor in the presence of his neighbor.
11 A rich man’s wealth is his strong city,And like a high wall in his own imagination.
23 The poor man utters supplications,But the rich man answers roughly.
4 Wealth adds many friends,But a poor man is separated from his friend.
7 All the brothers of a poor man hate him;How much more do his friends abandon him!He pursues them with words, but they are [a]gone.
10 Luxury is not fitting for a fool;Much less for a slave to rule over princes.
14 House and wealth are an inheritance from fathers,But a prudent wife is from the Lord.
17 One who is gracious to a poor man lends to the Lord,And He will repay him for his [a]good deed.
22 What is desirable in a man is his [a]kindness,And it is better to be a poor man than a liar.
17 Bread obtained by falsehood is sweet to a man,But afterward his mouth will be filled with gravel.
21 An inheritance gained hurriedly at the beginningWill not be blessed in the end.
6 The acquisition of treasures by a lying tongueIs a fleeting vapor, the [a]pursuit of death.
17 He who loves pleasure will become a poor man;He who loves wine and oil will not become rich.
20 There is precious treasure and oil in the dwelling of the wise,But a foolish man swallows it up.
2 The rich and the poor [a]have a common bond,The Lord is the maker of them all.
4 The reward of humility and the [a]fear of the LordAre riches, honor and life.
7 The rich rules over the poor,And the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.
9 He who [a]is generous will be blessed,For he gives some of his food to the poor.