The Book of Proverbs Chapter 22 – New King James Version (NKJV) – Audio Bible

Chapter 22. A good name is to be chosen rather than Great riches loving favor rather than Silver and gold The rich and the poor have this in Common The Lord is the maker of them all A prudent man foresees evil and hides Himself But the simple pass on and are punished By humility and the fear of the Lord our Riches and honor and life Thorns and snares are in the way of the Perverse He who guards his soul will be far from Them Train up a child in the way he should go And when he is old he will not depart From it The rich rules over the poor and the Borrower is servant to the lender He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow And the rod of his anger will fail He who has a generous eye will be Blessed for he gives of his bread to the Poor Cast out the scoffer and contention will Leave yes strife and reproach will cease He who loves purity of heart and has Grace on his lips the king will be his Friend The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge But he overthrows the words of the Faithless

The lazy man says there is a lion Outside I shall be slain in the streets The mouth of an immoral woman is a deep Pit He who is aboard by the Lord will fall There Foolishness is bound up in the heart of A child The rod of Correction will drive it far From him He who oppresses the poor to increase His riches and he who gives to the rich Will surely come to poverty Incline your ear and hear the words of The wise and apply your heart to my Knowledge For it is a pleasant thing if you keep Them within you Let them all be fixed upon your lips so That your trust may be in the Lord I have instructed you today even you Have I not written to you excellent Things of councils and knowledge that I May make you know the certainty of the Words of truth That you may answer words of truth to Those who sent to you Do not rob the poor because he is poor Nor oppressed The Afflicted at the gate For the Lord will plead their cause and Plunder the soul of those who plunder Them Make no friendship with an angry man and With a furious man do not go

Lest you learn his ways and set a snare For your soul Do not be one of those who shakes hands In a pledge one of those who is Surety For debts If you have nothing with which to pay Why should he take away your bed from Under you Do not remove the ancient Landmark which Your fathers have set Do you see a man who excels in his work He will stand before Kings He will not stand before unknown men

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