King James Version
1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and
loving favour rather than silver and gold.
2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them
3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the
simple pass on, and are punished.
4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour,
5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth
keep his soul shall be 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
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 out; 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 strange women is a deep pit: he that is
abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
15 Foolishness is bound in 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;
they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee
this day, even to thee.
20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and
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 in the gate:
23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of
those that spoiled 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 to 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 mean men.1
References and notes
1. King James Authorized Version
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