A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.
loving favour rather than
or, favour is better than, etc.
The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.
A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
Heb. The reward of humility, etc.
Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
or, Catechize. a child.
Heb. his way. when.
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
Heb. man that lendeth.
He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.
the rod of his anger shall fail
or, with the rod of his anger he shall be consumed.
He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
He that hath a bountiful eye
Heb. Good of eye.
11:25 19:17 21:13 Deuteronomy 15:7-11 28:56 Job 31:16-20 Psalms 41:1-3 Psalms 112:9 Ecclesiastes 11:1,2 Isaiah 32:8 58:7-12 Matthew 20:15 25:34-40 Mark 7:22 Luke 6:35-38 Acts 20:35 2 Corinthians 8:1,2 9:6-11 1 Timothy 6:18,19 Hebrews 6:10 13:16 1 Peter 4:9
Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.
He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.
for the grace of his lips
or, and hath grace in his lips.
The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, and he overthroweth the words of the transgressor.
The slothful man saith, There is a lion without, I shall be slain in the streets.
That is, the slothful man uses any pretext, however improbable, to indulge his love of ease and indolence.
The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.
a deep pit
That is, it is like a deep pit, or pitfall, in which animals are often taken alive.
Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.
He that oppresseth the poor to increase his riches, and he that giveth to the rich, shall surely come to want.
he that giveth
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.
For it is a pleasant thing if thou keep them within thee; they shall withal be fitted in thy lips.
Heb. within thy belly.
That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.
even to thee
or, trust thou also.
Have not I written to thee excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?
them that send unto thee
or, those that send thee.
Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:
in the gate
That is, in the court of justice, which, as we have already seen, was held at the gates of cities in the East.
For the LORD will plead their cause, and spoil the soul of those that spoiled them.
Make no friendship with an angry man; and with a furious man thou shalt not go:
Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.
Be not thou one of them that strike hands, or of them that are sureties for debts.
If thou hast nothing to pay, why should he take away thy bed from under thee?
Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.
Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings; he shall not stand before mean men.
he shall stand
That is, he shall have the honour of serving kings; as the phrase denotes.
Heb. obscure men.