The Holy Bible, King James Version Revised

The Proverbs


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


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