Proverbs 22 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 22


Proverbs 22:1

A [good] name is rather to be chosen than great riches, [And] loving favor rather than silver and gold.

Proverbs 22:2

The rich and the poor meet together: Jehovah is the maker of them all.

Proverbs 22:3

A prudent man seeth the evil, and hideth himself; But the simple pass on, and suffer for it.

Proverbs 22:4

The reward of humility [and] the fear of Jehovah [Is] riches, and honor, and life.

Proverbs 22:5

Thorns [and] snares are in the way of the perverse: He that keepeth his soul shall be far from them.

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:7

The rich ruleth over the poor; And the borrower is servant to the lender.

Proverbs 22:8

He that soweth iniquity shall reap calamity; And the rod of his wrath shall fail.

Proverbs 22:9

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; For he giveth of his bread to the poor.

Proverbs 22:10

Cast out the scoffer, and contention will go out; Yea, strife and ignominy will cease.

Proverbs 22:11

He that loveth pureness of heart, [For] the grace of his lips the king will be his friend.

Proverbs 22:12

The eyes of Jehovah preserve [him that hath] knowledge; But he overthroweth the words of the treacherous man.

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard saith, There is a lion without: I shall be slain in the streets.

Proverbs 22:14

The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: He that is abhorred of Jehovah shall fall therein.

Proverbs 22:15

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; [But] the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

Proverbs 22:16

He that oppresseth the poor to increase his [gain], [And] he that giveth to the rich, [shall come] only to want.

Proverbs 22:17

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, And apply thy heart unto my knowledge.

Proverbs 22:18

For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee, If they be established together upon thy lips.

Proverbs 22:19

That thy trust may be in Jehovah, I have made [them] known to thee this day, even to thee.

Proverbs 22:20

Have not I written unto thee excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,

Proverbs 22:21

To make thee know the certainty of the words of truth, That thou mayest carry back words of truth to them that send thee?

Proverbs 22:22

Rob not the poor, because he is poor; Neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

Proverbs 22:23

For Jehovah will plead their cause, And despoil of life those that despoil them.

Proverbs 22:24

Make no friendship with a man that is given to anger; And with a wrathful man thou shalt not go:

Proverbs 22:25

Lest thou learn this ways, And get a snare to thy soul.

Proverbs 22:26

Be thou not one of them that strike hands, [Or] of them that are sureties for debts.

Proverbs 22:27

If thou hast not wherewith to pay, Why should he take away thy bed from under thee?

Proverbs 22:28

Remove not the ancient landmark, Which thy fathers have set.

Proverbs 22:29

Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; He shall not stand before mean men.

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