"A good name is to be chosen
rather than great riches,,
and favor is better than silver
The rich and poor have this in
the LORD is the maker of
The clever see danger and hide;
but the simple go on, and suffer
The reward for humility and fear of
is riches and honor and life.
Thorns and snares are in the way
of the perverse;
the cautious will keep far from
Train children in the right way,
and when old, they will not
The rich rules over the poor,
and the borrower is the slave of
Whoever sows injustice will reap
and the rod of anger will fail.
Those who are generous are
for they share their bread with
Drive out a scoffer, and strife
quarreling and abuse will cease.
Those who love a pure heart and
are gracious in speech
will have the king as a friend.
The eyes of the LORD keep watch
but he overthrows the words of
The lazy person says, "There is a
I shall be killed in the streets!"
The mouth of a loose woman is a
he with whom the LORD is angry
falls into it.
Folly is bound up in the heart of
but the rod of discipline drives it
Oppressing the poor in order to
and giving to the rich, will lead
only to loss.
Do not be one of those who give
Apply your mind to instruction
and your ear to words of
Do no withhold discipline from
if you beat them with a rod, they
will not die.
If you beat them with the rod,
you will save their lives from
--Prov (22:1-16, 26; 23:12-14)