Proverbs 22:1–2; Proverbs 22:8–9; Proverbs 22:22–23

22  pA good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,

and favor is better than silver or gold.

qThe rich and the poor meet together;

the Lord is rthe Maker of them all.


Whoever ysows injustice will reap calamity,

and zthe rod of his fury will fail.

aWhoever has a bountiful1 eye will be blessed,

for he bshares his bread with the poor.


22  uDo not rob the poor, because he is poor,

or vcrush the afflicted at wthe gate,

23  for xthe Lord will plead their cause

and rob of life those who rob them.