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Proverbs 22 - NIV


A good name is more desirable than great riches;
to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.


Rich and poor have this in common:
The Lord is the Maker of them all.


The prudent see danger and take refuge,
but the simple keep going and pay the penalty.


Humility is the fear of the Lord;
its wages are riches and honor and life.


In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls,
but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.


Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.


The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is slave to the lender.


Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity,
and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.


The generous will themselves be blessed,
for they share their food with the poor.


Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;
quarrels and insults are ended.


One who loves a pure heart and who speaks with grace
will have the king for a friend.


The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,
but he frustrates the words of the unfaithful.


The sluggard says, “There’s a lion outside!
I’ll be killed in the public square!”


The mouth of an adulterous woman is a deep pit;
a man who is under the Lord’s wrath falls into it.


Folly is bound up in the heart of a child,
but the rod of discipline will drive it far away.


One who oppresses the poor to increase his wealth
and one who gives gifts to the rich—both come to poverty.

Saying 1


Pay attention and turn your ear to the sayings of the wise;
apply your heart to what I teach,

18 for it is pleasing when you keep them in your heart
and have all of them ready on your lips.

19 So that your trust may be in the Lord,
I teach you today, even you.

20 Have I not written thirty sayings for you,
sayings of counsel and knowledge,

21 teaching you to be honest and to speak the truth,
so that you bring back truthful reports
to those you serve?

Saying 2


Do not exploit the poor because they are poor
and do not crush the needy in court,

23 for the Lord will take up their case
and will exact life for life.

Saying 3


Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person,
do not associate with one easily angered,

25 or you may learn their ways
and get yourself ensnared.

Saying 4


Do not be one who shakes hands in pledge
or puts up security for debts;

27 if you lack the means to pay,
your very bed will be snatched from under you.

Saying 5


Do not move an ancient boundary stone
set up by your ancestors.

Saying 6


Do you see someone skilled in their work?
They will serve before kings;
they will not serve before officials of low rank.

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Shared by: John Crowe on Jul, 2016
Summary: A sermon focusing on Religious Freedom special thanks to, Joey Nelson, Bill Huth, Congresman Jack Kingston, Solomon
Scripture: Proverbs 22:28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 267
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A Godly Home Guarantees Godly Kids
Shared by: Michael Luke on Jul, 2016
Summary: The problem with this myth is that people have confused a promise with a proverb and that creates a great problem.
Series: Mythbusters
Scripture: Proverbs 22:6
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Shared by: Ted J. Smith on Jun, 2016
Summary: There’s something both comforting and encouraging about tools. Tools can empower a man to do things he might not otherwise try to tackle. So today I want to look at a few of the essential tools God has provided for us guys.
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Train up a child
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jun, 2016
Summary: To show that the LORD JESUS CHRIST is the Trainor of our children, we just nurture and bring them up to the LORD through His WORDS.
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Never Stop Getting the Word into Your Children
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock on Parenting
Scripture: Proverbs 22:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 98
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Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock on Parenting
Scripture: Proverbs 22:15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 88
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Wise Correction Grows a Spiritual Son or Daughter
Shared by: Tim Pollock on May, 2016
Summary: Sermon Series by Dr. Tim Pollock on Parenting
Scripture: Proverbs 22:13-14
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 89
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Radical Restoration of the Family
Shared by: Davon Huss on May, 2016
Summary: Let's talk about 5 radical priorities for parents (Material adapted from Dennis Rainey's book, A Call to Family Reformation, Chapter 7 Parenting with a Purpose, pgs. 119-139)
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Borrowing and Saving - Should Christians Do Either?
Shared by: David Owens on Sep, 2015
Summary: In this lesson, we study what the Bible has to say about borrowing and saving.
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Just one word, the Children.
Shared by: John Colbert on Jun, 2015
Summary: “The Hand That Rocks the Cradle is the Hand That Rules the World “is a poem written by William Ross Wallace in 1865, and it is more practical than people think and even more today.
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Landmark Legacies
Shared by: Perry Greene on Jun, 2015
Summary: Dads can give their children landmarks to help direct their journey with God.
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Scripture: Proverbs 22:28
Views: 1,323
Davon Huss avatar
Marriage and Money
Shared by: Davon Huss on Mar, 2015
Summary: From Proverbs, let's discuss 5 principles of money management (Material adapted from Mark Adams at Redland Baptist Church at: http://www.redlandbaptist.org/sermon/managing-money-right/)
Series: Family 2015
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The Unfortunate, the Hothead, and the Believer
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Dec, 2014
Summary: As representatives of our Lord and Savior, we want to reflect the ethical behavior that should characterize God’s people. Today we will look at two ethics we need to embrace.
Scripture: Proverbs 22:22-25
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 597
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The Effort and Universality of Wisdom
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2014
Summary: Wisdom is worth the work!
Scripture: Proverbs 22:17-22
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 296
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When Foolishness Becomes Creative
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2014
Summary: Foolishness is not just a general concept, it shows itself in concrete situations, like the three we will examine this morning.
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The Graciousness Spectrum
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2014
Summary: We humans and yes, we believers, are not all good or bad, black or white. We exist on a spectrum; at one end is Christlikeness, graciousness, truth, love. On the other end is self-centeredness, withholding of grace, compromised truth, and control.
Scripture: Proverbs 22:8-12
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 508
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Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Oct, 2014
Summary: Life is more than bowl of cherries, and God wants us to take life seriously. He gives us specific hands-on instructions about how to do this in his Word. Today, we will examine three principles that summarize how to get a handle on life as believers.
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Giant Issues in Life
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Oct, 2014
Summary: Although we cannot offer a fool-proof plan that is guaranteed to work, we can look at some proverbs that will help us be more likely to be on the winning side of life’s biggest issues. But we must be willing to surrender our sacred cows.
Shared by: OKOYE BENJAMIN on Sep, 2014
Scripture: Proverbs 22:1-6
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 880
Larry Turner avatar
Wise Words for the Right Path
Shared by: Larry Turner on Aug, 2014
Summary: Childrens dedication service featuring 5 aspects that will assist in giving God a child truly dedicated to him.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Proverbs 22:6
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 943
William R. Nabaza avatar
Riches, honor and life
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2014
Summary: To show that riches, honor and life came from serving the LORD with reverential fear.
Scripture: Proverbs 22:4
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 878
Dave Ramsey avatar
Wealth, Wisdom and the World
Shared by: Dave Ramsey on May, 2014
Summary: Everyone makes mistakes with money. Apply these five simple but profound principles from God's Word to your life to make fewer mistakes.
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Scripture: Proverbs 22:7
Views: 2,047
Jim Kilson avatar
A Godly Home Guarantees Godly Kids
Shared by: Jim Kilson on Apr, 2014
Summary: Part 3 of 10 in a series dedicated to debunking commonly held myths that we think are in the Bible but really aren't, myths that can and often do have devastating effects on our faith.
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Scripture: Proverbs 22:6
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 752
Dean Courtier avatar
Elijah and the woman with sticks (A Mothering Sunday Sermon)
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Apr, 2014
Summary: God will always find a way to speak to us. Sometimes its a verse of scripture. Sometimes its a song. Sometimes its His voice we hear. Sometimes He will use a person. For this woman, God brings the prophet Elijah into her life.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 22:6
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 4,457
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The Old Landmark
Shared by: Larry Scott King on Mar, 2014
Summary: Coming home to God, Missions, Witness your Faith
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The Market Place
Shared by: Jeff van Wyk on Aug, 2013
Summary: The marketplace touches virtually every person on the earth and this includes the church. The church cannot ignore what goes on in the world and should position itself to be effective in society as a whole which includes the marketplace.
Scripture: Proverbs 22:29
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,271
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Remove Not the Ancient Landmark
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Jul, 2013
Summary: Sermon 3 in the series “Church Matters" - An reminder to remember and continue the landmarks our church was built on.
Scripture: Proverbs 22:28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,075
Tom Shepard avatar
Proberbs 22 - On Life and Conduct
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Jul, 2013
Summary: This is a verse by verse look at Proverbs chapter 22.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Proverbs 22:1-29
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 1,776
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Praise And Testimony
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jun, 2013
Summary: Let your testimony be praise to Him!
Scripture: Proverbs 22:22-26
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,075
Tim Smith avatar
Shared by: Tim Smith on Jun, 2013
Summary: Excessive personal debt is taking a huge toll. The Bible neither expressly forbids nor condones the borrowing of money. Instead it teaches that it is usually not a good idea to go into debt. Debt takes away our freedom and makes us a slave to our debt
Scripture: Proverbs 22:7
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 466