KJV PRO22 with Strong's Hebrew/GreekPRO21.htm PRO23.htm
22:1 A [good] name [H8034] [is] rather to be chosen [H977] than great [H7227] riches [H6239] , [and] loving [H2896] favour [H2580] rather than silver [H3701] and gold [H2091] .(loving: or, favour is better than, etc)
22:2 The rich [H6223] and poor [H7326] meet together [H6298] : the LORD [H3068] [is] the maker [H6213] of them all.
22:3 A prudent [H6175] [man] foreseeth [H7200] the evil [H7451] , and hideth [H5641] [H5641] himself: but the simple [H6612] pass on [H5674] , and are punished [H6064] .
22:4 By [H6118] humility [H6038] [and] the fear [H3374] of the LORD [H3068] [are] riches [H6239] , and honour [H3519] , and life [H2416] .(By: or, The reward of humility, etc)
22:5 Thorns [H6791] [and] snares [H6341] [are] in the way [H1870] of the froward [H6141] : he that doth keep [H8104] his soul [H5315] shall be far [H7368] from them.
22:6 Train up [H2596] a child [H5288] in the way [H1870] he should go [H6310] : and when he is old [H2204] , he will not depart [H5493] from it.(Train: or, Catechise)(in: Heb. in his way)
22:7 The rich [H6223] ruleth [H4910] over the poor [H7326] , and the borrower [H3867] [is] servant [H5650] to the lender [H376] [H3867] .(the lender: Heb. the man that lendeth)
22:8 He that soweth [H2232] iniquity [H5766] shall reap [H7114] vanity [H205] : and the rod [H7626] of his anger [H5678] shall fail [H3615] .(the rod: or, with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed)
22:9 He that hath a bountiful [H2896] eye [H5869] shall be blessed [H1288] ; for he giveth [H5414] of his bread [H3899] to the poor [H1800] .(He that: Heb. Good of eye)
22:10 Cast out [H1644] the scorner [H3887] , and contention [H4066] shall go out [H3318] ; yea, strife [H1779] and reproach [H7036] shall cease [H7673] .
22:11 He that loveth [H157] pureness [H2890] [H2889] of heart [H3820] , [for] the grace [H2580] of his lips [H8193] the king [H4428] [shall be] his friend [H7453] .(for: or, and hath grace in his lips)
22:12 The eyes [H5869] of the LORD [H3068] preserve [H5341] knowledge [H1847] , and he overthroweth [H5557] the words [H1697] of the transgressor [H898] .(the words: or, the matters)
22:13 The slothful [H6102] [man] saith [H559] , [There is] a lion [H738] without [H2351] , I shall be slain [H7523] in [H8432] the streets [H7339] .
22:14 The mouth [H6310] of strange women [H2114] [is] a deep [H6013] pit [H7745] : he that is abhorred [H2194] of the LORD [H3068] shall fall [H5307] therein.
22:15 Foolishness [H200] [is] bound [H7194] in the heart [H3820] of a child [H5288] ; [but] the rod [H7626] of correction [H4148] shall drive it far [H7368] from him.
22:16 He that oppresseth [H6231] the poor [H1800] to increase [H7235] his [riches, and] he that giveth [H5414] to the rich [H6223] , [shall] surely [come] to want [H4270] .
22:17 Bow down [H5186] thine ear [H241] , and hear [H8085] the words [H1697] of the wise [H2450] , and apply [H7896] thine heart [H3820] unto my knowledge [H1847] .
22:18 For [it is] a pleasant thing [H5273] if thou keep [H8104] them within [H990] thee; they shall withal [H3162] be fitted [H3559] in thy lips [H8193] .(within: Heb. in thy belly)
22:19 That thy trust [H4009] may be in the LORD [H3068] , I have made known [H3045] to thee this day [H3117] , even to thee.(even: or, trust thou also)
22:20 Have not I written [H3789] to thee [H8032] excellent things [H7991] in counsels [H4156] and knowledge [H1847] ,
22:21 That I might make thee know [H3045] the certainty [H7189] of the words [H561] of truth [H571] ; that thou mightest answer [H7725] the words [H561] of truth [H571] to them that send [H7971] unto thee?(to them: or, to those that send thee?)
22:22 Rob [H1497] not the poor [H1800] , because he [is] poor [H1800] : neither oppress [H1792] the afflicted [H6041] in the gate [H8179] :
22:23 For the LORD [H3068] will plead [H7378] their cause [H7379] , and spoil [H6906] the soul [H5315] of those that spoiled [H6906] them.
22:24 Make no friendship [H7462] with an angry [H639] man [H1167] ; and with a furious [H2534] man [H376] thou shalt not go [H935] :
22:25 Lest thou learn [H502] his ways [H734] , and get [H3947] a snare [H4170] to thy soul [H5315] .
22:26 Be not thou [one] of them that strike [H8628] hands [H3709] , [or] of them that are sureties [H6148] for debts [H4859] .
22:27 If thou hast nothing to pay [H7999] , why should he take away [H3947] thy bed [H4904] from under thee?
22:28 Remove [H5253] not the ancient [H5769] landmark [H1366] , which thy fathers [H1] have set [H6213] .(landmark: or, bound)
22:29 Seest [H2372] thou a man [H376] diligent [H4106] in his business [H4399] ? he shall stand [H3320] before [H6440] kings [H4428] ; he shall not stand [H3320] before [H6440] mean [H2823] [men].(mean: Heb. obscure men)