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Proverbs 22

Instructions and admonitions to sons

(19:20-24:34) -continued

Two good choices

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1 A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.

The Creator of all

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2 The rich and the poor have this in common, The LORD is the maker of them all.

Blessing of foresight

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3 A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, But the simple pass on and are punished.

Two sources of blessings

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4 By humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches and honor and life.

How to escape snares

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5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse; He who guards his soul will be far from them.

An unfailing law

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6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it.



Proverbs 22:7

Two kinds of rulers

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7 The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower is servant to the lender.



Two unfailing laws



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8 He who sows iniquity will reap sorrow, And the rod of his anger will fail.

9 He who has a generous eye will be blessed, For he gives of his bread to the poor.

How to make peace

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10 Cast out the scoffer, and contention will leave; Yes, strife and reproach will cease.

How to win friends

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11 He who loves purity of heart And has grace on his lips, The king will be his friend.

Two works of God

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12 The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the faithless.

The lazy man

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13 The lazy man says, "There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!"

The pit for fools

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14 The mouth of an immoral woman is a deep pit; He who is abhorred by the LORD will fall there.

A remedy for foolishness

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15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of correction will drive it far from him.

Two causes of want

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16 He who oppresses the poor to increase his riches, And he who gives to the rich, will surely come to poverty.

 

MY SON (19:27): 25 COMMANDS (22:17-23:14)

Three commands: two reasons

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17 Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your heart to my knowledge;

18 For it is a pleasant thing if you keep them within you; Let them all be fixed upon your lips,

19 So that your trust may be in the LORD; I have instructed you today, even you.

I have written: two reasons

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20 Have I not written to you excellent things Of counsels and knowledge,

21 That I may make you know the certainty of the words of truth, That you may answer words of truth To those who send to you?

Two commands: two reasons

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22 Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Nor oppress the afflicted at the gate;

23 For the LORD will plead their cause, And plunder the soul of those who plunder them.

Two commands: two reasons

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24 Make no friendship with an angry man, And with a furious man do not go,

25 Lest you learn his ways And set a snare for your soul.

Two commands: reason

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26 Do not be one of those who shakes hands in a pledge, One of those who is surety for debts;

27 If you have nothing with which to pay, Why should he take away your bed from under you?

One command

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28 Do not remove the ancient landmark Which your fathers have set.

Two blessings of diligence

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29 Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men.

(NKJV)




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