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Proverbs Chapter 22

Proverbs 22:1

pro 22:1

A [good] name [is] rather to be chosen than great riches, [and] (a) loving favour rather than silver and gold.

(a) Which comes by well doing.

Proverbs 22:2

pro 22:2

The rich and poor (b) meet together: the LORD [is] the maker of them all.

(b) Live together, and have need the one of the other.

Proverbs 22:3

pro 22:3

A prudent [man] (c) foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

(c) That is, the punishment, which is prepared for the wicked and flees to God for help.

Proverbs 22:6

pro 22:6

Train up a child (d) in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

(d) Bring him up virtuously and he will continue so.

Proverbs 22:8

pro 22:8

He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the (e) rod of his anger shall fail.

(e) His authority by which he oppressed others, will be taken from him.

Proverbs 22:9

pro 22:9

He that hath a bountiful (f) eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.

(f) He that is merciful and liberal.

Proverbs 22:11

pro 22:11

He that loveth pureness of heart, [for] the grace of his lips the (g) king [shall be] his friend.

(g) He shows that princes should use their familiarity, whose conscience is good, and their talk wise and godly.

Proverbs 22:12

pro 22:12

The eyes of the LORD preserve (h) knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.

(h) Favour them that love knowledge.

Proverbs 22:13

pro 22:13

The slothful [man] saith, (i) [There is] a lion outside, I shall be slain in the streets.

(i) He derides them that invent vain excuses, because they would not do their duty.

Proverbs 22:14

pro 22:14

The mouth of strange women [is] a deep pit: he that is abhorred by the LORD (k) shall fall in it.

(k) So God punishes one sin by another, when he suffers the wicked to fall into the acquaintance of a harlot.

Proverbs 22:15

pro 22:15

Foolishness [is] bound (l) in the heart of a child; [but] the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

(l) He is naturally given to it.

Proverbs 22:19

pro 22:19

That thy trust may be in (m) the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.

(m) He shows what the end of wisdom is: that is, to direct us to the Lord.

Proverbs 22:20

pro 22:20

Have not I written to thee (n) excellent things in counsels and knowledge,

(n) That is, various times.

Proverbs 22:24

pro 22:24

Make (o) no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:

(o) Have nothing to do with him that is not able to rule his affections: for he would hurt you by his evil conversation.

Proverbs 22:26

pro 22:26

Be not thou [one] of them that (p) strike hands, [or] of them that are sureties for debts.

(p) Who rashly put themselves in danger for others, as in (Pro 6:2).

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