Nov. 22 Proverb of The Day

(Don't worry, Lino. Only a few more days left then we'll go back to all Lino, all the time!)

Chapter 22

1] A good name is more desirable than great riches, and high esteem, than gold and silver.
2] Rich and poor have a common bond: the LORD is the maker of them all.
3] The shrewd man perceives evil and hides, while simpletons continue on and suffer the penalty.
4] The reward of humility and fear of the LORD is riches, honor and life.
5] Thorns and snares are on the path of the crooked; he who would safeguard his life will shun them.
6] Train a boy in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not swerve from it.
7] The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.
8] He who sows iniquity reaps calamity, and the rod destroys his labors.
9] The kindly man will be blessed, for he gives of his sustenance to the poor.
10] Expel the arrogant man and discord goes out; strife and insult cease.
11] The LORD loves the pure of heart; the man of winning speech has the king for his friend.
12] The eyes of the LORD safeguard knowledge, but he defeats the projects of the faithless.
13] The sluggard says, "A lion is outside; in the streets I might be slain."
14] The mouth of the adulteress is a deep pit; he with whom the LORD is angry will fall into it.
15] Folly is close to the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
16] He who oppresses the poor to enrich himself will yield up his gains to the rich as sheer loss.
17] The sayings of the wise: Incline your ear, and hear my words, and apply your heart to my doctrine;
18] For it will be well if you keep them in your bosom, if they all are ready on your lips.
19] That your trust may be in the LORD, I make known to you the words of Amen-em-Ope.
20] Have I not written for you the "Thirty," with counsels and knowledge,
21] To teach you truly how to give a dependable report to one who sends you?
22] Injure not the poor because they are poor, nor crush the needy at the gate;
23] For the LORD will defend their cause, and will plunder the lives of those who plunder them.
24] Be not friendly with a hotheaded man, nor the companion of a wrathful man,
25] Lest you learn his ways, and get yourself into a snare.
26] Be not one of those who give their hand in pledge, of those who become surety for debts;
27] For if you have not the means to pay, your bed will be taken from under you.
28] Remove not the ancient landmark which your fathers set up.
29] You see a man skilled at his work? He will stand in the presence of kings; he will not stand in the presence of obscure men.


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