22:1 A [good] name [is] rather to be chosen than great riches, [and] loving favor rather than silver and gold. 22:2 The rich and poor meet together: the LORD [is] the maker of them all. 22:3 A prudent [man] foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished. 22:4 By humility [and] the fear of the LORD [are] riches, and honor, and life. 22:5 Thorns [and] snares [are] in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them. 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. 22:7 The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower [is] servant to the lender. 22:8 He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail. 22:9 He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor. 22:10 Cast out the scorner, and contention shall end; yes, strife and reproach shall cease. 22:11 He that loveth pureness of heart, [for] the grace of his lips the king [shall be] his friend. 22:12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor. 22:13 The slothful [man] saith, [There is] a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets. 22:14 The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit: he that is abhorred by the LORD shall fall therein. 22:15 Foolishness [is] bound in the heart of a child; [but] the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. 22:16 He that oppresseth the poor to increase his [riches], [and] he that giveth to the rich, [shall] surely [come] to want. 22:17 Bow down thy ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thy heart to my knowledge. 22:18 For [it is] a pleasant thing if thou keepest them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips. 22:19 That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee. 22:20 Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge, 22:21 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 to thee? 22:22 Rob not the poor, because he [is] poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate: 22:23 For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them. 22:24 Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go: 22:25 Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul. 22:26 Be not thou [one] of them that strike hands, [or] of them that are sureties for debts. 22:27 If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee? 22:28 Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set. 22:29 Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean [men].