Proverbs 22

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.

Character » Good

Good » Influence » Name

Name » Good

Name » Good names

Name » Value of a good

Reputation » Good

Wealth » What is better than monetary riches

Proverbs 22:2

The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.

Brotherhood of man » To regard all men as brothers » A common father

Man » Equality of

Man » Apparent insignificance of » Equality of

Man » A social being » Equality of

Man's » Equality

The poor » Made by God

Poverty » The lord being the maker of the poor

Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » A common father

Theft » From the poor specially forbidden

Wealth » The lord being the maker of the wealthy

Proverbs 22:3

The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.

Hiding » Who hides when they see evil coming

Prudence » The prudent

Prudence » They who have » Foresee and avoid evil

Prudence » Foresight

the Simple » The simple deceived by

Simplicity » the Simple

Proverbs 22:4

The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.

Fear » The fear of the lord

Honor » What brings honor

Honour » Earthly » Wisdom and virtue lead to

Humility » Promises concerning

Humility » What humility brings

Humility » Leads to riches, honor, and life

Life » What brings life

Wealth » What makes you rich

Proverbs 22:5

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

Frowardness » The froward

Snares » Who has snares in their way

Thorn » Figurative » Of the adversities of the wicked

The wicked » Appointed by God corrupt » Snared

Proverbs 22:6

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

Children » Instruction of

Children » Indulgence of » Instruction of

Children » Parents, duty to » To train

Duty » Parents » To train

Family » Devotions » Instruction of children

Fathers » Duties of » Instruction of children

Fathers » Duties of » To train

Home » special duties of parents » Instruction of children

Home » special duties of parents » To train

Instruction » Of children encouraged » Instruction of children

Parents » Duty » To train

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To train them up for God

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Instruction of children

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To train

teaching » The reward for teaching a child the right way

Proverbs 22:7

The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.

Borrowing » Borrowers

Business life » The credit system » Borrowing

Credit system » Borrowing

Lending » Who is a servant to the lender

Riches » Give worldly power

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.

Bearing fruit » Those that sow iniquity

Evil » Sowing » Sowing evil, on the part of the wicked

Iniquity » Those that sow iniquity

Punishment of the The Wicked » Is the fruit of their sin

Reaping » Illustrative of » Receiving the reward of wickedness

Sowing » Evil, on the part of the wicked

Sowing and reaping » Sowing evil, on the part of the wicked

Vanity » The wicked » Reap

Vanity » Evil people » Reap

Vanity » Who shall reap vanity

Proverbs 22:9

He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.

Abundance/bounty » Those that have a bountiful eye

Benevolence » The duty of » Encouragement to

the Blessed » The bountiful

Charity » Who is charitable

Liberality » Blessings connected with

The poor » They who in faith believe » Are blessed

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.

Contention » How to get rid of contention

Reproach » How reproach ceases

Scorn » The reward for casting out the scorner

Scorning and mocking » Those who are addicted to » Are contentious

Strife » Excited by » Scorning

Strife » How to rid strife

Strife » Promoters of, should be expelled

Proverbs 22:11

He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.

Citizens » Rights of

Heart » Renewed » Pure

Proverbs 22:12

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.

Knowledge » What preserves knowledge

Preservation » The lord preserving

Seeing » The eyes of the lord

Transgression » Transgressors

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!"

Excuses » Seven excuses offered for the neglect of duty » Difficulties of the undertaking

Idleness and sloth » False excuses for

Laziness » Lazy people

Lions » Fierceness of

Lions » Illustrative » Of imaginary fears of the slothful

Proverbs 22:14

The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD will fall into it.

Abhorrence » of the Lord

Chastity » Consequences of associating with those devoid of

Evil » Women evil women » General references to

Insecurity of the wicked » Fall of the wicked foretold

Kings » When good » Befriend the good

Whoredom » Whores

Whoredom » Who falls victim to whores

The wicked » Devices of » Fall of the wicked foretold

Women » For love of sympathy of » Wickedness of

Women » Dress of » Evil

Proverbs 22:15

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.

Chastisement » What chastening does

Childhood » Marks of » Foolishness

Children » Correction of

Children » Should be » Judiciously trained

Children » What is bound in the heart of a child

Correction » Rod of correction

Correction » The correction of children

Discipline » Of children » The correction of children

Family » Devotions » Government

Fathers » Duties of » The correction of children

Foolishness » Where foolishness is bound

Heart » The unregenerate » Is foolish

character of the unrenewed Heart » Foolish

Home » special duties of parents » The correction of children

Marks » Of childhood » Foolishness

Punishment » Capital Punishment » Of children

Rod » Of correction

Social duties » Parental parental duties » The correction of children

Proverbs 22:16

He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Business life » Dishonesty » Unjust gain

Employee » Oppressions of

Giving and gifts » Those that give to the rich

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Oppression » Those that oppress the poor

The poor » Punishment for » Oppressing

Poverty » Who will end up in poverty

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Increase, by oppression

Vices » Dishonesty » Unjust gain

Wealth » Those that acquire riches unjustly

Proverbs 22:17

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

Hearing » What to hear

Knowledge » Hearing knowledge

Proverbs 22:18

For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.

No Themes for this verse.

Proverbs 22:19

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

No Themes for this verse.

Proverbs 22:20

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

No Themes for this verse.

Proverbs 22:21

To make you know the certainty of the words of truth That you may correctly answer him who sent you?

No Themes for this verse.

Proverbs 22:22

Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;

Afflictions » The afflicted

Duty toward the Afflicted » To protect them

Gates » Holding courts of justice

Gates » Of cities » Courts of justice held at

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Oppression » Not oppressing others

The poor » Rob not

Theft » Not stealing

Proverbs 22:23

For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.

Afflictions » The afflicted

Gates » Of cities » Courts of justice held at

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Proverbs 22:24

Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,

Anger » Avoid those given to

Company » Who not to have company with

Evil » Doers » Evil example to be shunned

Example » Evil example to be shunned

Learning » Whose ways you should not learn

Snares » Who becomes snared

Proverbs 22:25

Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.

Company » Who not to have company with

Evil » Doers » Evil example to be shunned

Example » Evil example to be shunned

Learning » Whose ways you should not learn

Snares » Who becomes snared

worldly Snares » Friendship with violent men

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Friendship with violent men

Proverbs 22:26

Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.

Business life » Debts » Suretyship, (indorsement), the dangers of

Contracts » By joining hands

Credit system » Debts » Suretyship, (indorsement), the dangers of

Creditor » Oppressions of

Creditors » Often exacted debts » From the sureties

Creditors » Might demand » Security of others

Debt » Security for

hands » Suretiship entered into by striking

Property » Personal » Sold for debt

Suretyship » Suretyship, (endorsement), the dangers of

Proverbs 22:27

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

Bed » Exempt from execution for debt

Beds » Of the poor often sold for debt

Creditor » Oppressions of

Creditors » Often exacted debts » From the sureties

Property » Personal » Sold for debt

Proverbs 22:28

Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set.

Agriculture or husbandry » Enactments to protect » Not to move landmarks

Landmarks » Protected from fraudulent removal

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.

Diligence » The diligent

Diligence » In temporal matters, leads to » Honor

Diligence » Honor

Kings » When good » Honor the diligent

Proverbs 22:1

A good name is to be more desired than great wealth, Favor is better than silver and gold.

Character » Good

Good » Influence » Name

Name » Good

Name » Good names

Name » Value of a good

Reputation » Good

Wealth » What is better than monetary riches

Proverbs 22:2

The rich and the poor have a common bond, The LORD is the maker of them all.

Brotherhood of man » To regard all men as brothers » A common father

Man » Equality of

Man » Apparent insignificance of » Equality of

Man » A social being » Equality of

Man's » Equality

The poor » Made by God

Poverty » The lord being the maker of the poor

Social life » Social duties to regard all men as brothers » A common father

Theft » From the poor specially forbidden

Wealth » The lord being the maker of the wealthy

Proverbs 22:3

The prudent sees the evil and hides himself, But the naive go on, and are punished for it.

Hiding » Who hides when they see evil coming

Prudence » The prudent

Prudence » They who have » Foresee and avoid evil

Prudence » Foresight

the Simple » The simple deceived by

Simplicity » the Simple

Proverbs 22:4

The reward of humility and the fear of the LORD Are riches, honor and life.

Fear » The fear of the lord

Honor » What brings honor

Honour » Earthly » Wisdom and virtue lead to

Humility » Promises concerning

Humility » What humility brings

Humility » Leads to riches, honor, and life

Life » What brings life

Wealth » What makes you rich

Proverbs 22:5

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

Frowardness » The froward

Snares » Who has snares in their way

Thorn » Figurative » Of the adversities of the wicked

The wicked » Appointed by God corrupt » Snared

Proverbs 22:6

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

Children » Instruction of

Children » Indulgence of » Instruction of

Children » Parents, duty to » To train

Duty » Parents » To train

Family » Devotions » Instruction of children

Fathers » Duties of » Instruction of children

Fathers » Duties of » To train

Home » special duties of parents » Instruction of children

Home » special duties of parents » To train

Instruction » Of children encouraged » Instruction of children

Parents » Duty » To train

Parents » Their duty to their children is » To train them up for God

Social duties » Parental parental duties » Instruction of children

Social duties » Parental parental duties » To train

teaching » The reward for teaching a child the right way

Proverbs 22:7

The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.

Borrowing » Borrowers

Business life » The credit system » Borrowing

Credit system » Borrowing

Lending » Who is a servant to the lender

Riches » Give worldly power

Proverbs 22:8

He who sows iniquity will reap vanity, And the rod of his fury will perish.

Bearing fruit » Those that sow iniquity

Evil » Sowing » Sowing evil, on the part of the wicked

Iniquity » Those that sow iniquity

Punishment of the The Wicked » Is the fruit of their sin

Reaping » Illustrative of » Receiving the reward of wickedness

Sowing » Evil, on the part of the wicked

Sowing and reaping » Sowing evil, on the part of the wicked

Vanity » The wicked » Reap

Vanity » Evil people » Reap

Vanity » Who shall reap vanity

Proverbs 22:9

He who is generous will be blessed, For he gives some of his food to the poor.

Abundance/bounty » Those that have a bountiful eye

Benevolence » The duty of » Encouragement to

the Blessed » The bountiful

Charity » Who is charitable

Liberality » Blessings connected with

The poor » They who in faith believe » Are blessed

Proverbs 22:10

Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.

Contention » How to get rid of contention

Reproach » How reproach ceases

Scorn » The reward for casting out the scorner

Scorning and mocking » Those who are addicted to » Are contentious

Strife » Excited by » Scorning

Strife » How to rid strife

Strife » Promoters of, should be expelled

Proverbs 22:11

He who loves purity of heart And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.

Citizens » Rights of

Heart » Renewed » Pure

Proverbs 22:12

The eyes of the LORD preserve knowledge, But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.

Knowledge » What preserves knowledge

Preservation » The lord preserving

Seeing » The eyes of the lord

Transgression » Transgressors

Proverbs 22:13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion outside; I will be killed in the streets!"

Excuses » Seven excuses offered for the neglect of duty » Difficulties of the undertaking

Idleness and sloth » False excuses for

Laziness » Lazy people

Lions » Fierceness of

Lions » Illustrative » Of imaginary fears of the slothful

Proverbs 22:14

The mouth of an adulteress is a deep pit; He who is cursed of the LORD will fall into it.

Abhorrence » of the Lord

Chastity » Consequences of associating with those devoid of

Evil » Women evil women » General references to

Insecurity of the wicked » Fall of the wicked foretold

Kings » When good » Befriend the good

Whoredom » Whores

Whoredom » Who falls victim to whores

The wicked » Devices of » Fall of the wicked foretold

Women » For love of sympathy of » Wickedness of

Women » Dress of » Evil

Proverbs 22:15

Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him.

Chastisement » What chastening does

Childhood » Marks of » Foolishness

Children » Correction of

Children » Should be » Judiciously trained

Children » What is bound in the heart of a child

Correction » Rod of correction

Correction » The correction of children

Discipline » Of children » The correction of children

Family » Devotions » Government

Fathers » Duties of » The correction of children

Foolishness » Where foolishness is bound

Heart » The unregenerate » Is foolish

character of the unrenewed Heart » Foolish

Home » special duties of parents » The correction of children

Marks » Of childhood » Foolishness

Punishment » Capital Punishment » Of children

Rod » Of correction

Social duties » Parental parental duties » The correction of children

Proverbs 22:16

He who oppresses the poor to make more for himself Or who gives to the rich, will only come to poverty.

Business life » Dishonesty » Unjust gain

Employee » Oppressions of

Giving and gifts » Those that give to the rich

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Oppression » Those that oppress the poor

The poor » Punishment for » Oppressing

Poverty » Who will end up in poverty

Riches » Denunciations against those who » Increase, by oppression

Vices » Dishonesty » Unjust gain

Wealth » Those that acquire riches unjustly

Proverbs 22:17

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

Hearing » What to hear

Knowledge » Hearing knowledge

Proverbs 22:18

For it will be pleasant if you keep them within you, That they may be ready on your lips.

No Themes for this verse.

Proverbs 22:19

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

No Themes for this verse.

Proverbs 22:20

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

No Themes for this verse.

Proverbs 22:21

To make you know the certainty of the words of truth That you may correctly answer him who sent you?

No Themes for this verse.

Proverbs 22:22

Do not rob the poor because he is poor, Or crush the afflicted at the gate;

Afflictions » The afflicted

Duty toward the Afflicted » To protect them

Gates » Holding courts of justice

Gates » Of cities » Courts of justice held at

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Oppression » Not oppressing others

The poor » Rob not

Theft » Not stealing

Proverbs 22:23

For the LORD will plead their case And take the life of those who rob them.

Afflictions » The afflicted

Gates » Of cities » Courts of justice held at

Injustice » Specially to be avoided towards » The poor

Proverbs 22:24

Do not associate with a man given to anger; Or go with a hot-tempered man,

Anger » Avoid those given to

Company » Who not to have company with

Evil » Doers » Evil example to be shunned

Example » Evil example to be shunned

Learning » Whose ways you should not learn

Snares » Who becomes snared

Proverbs 22:25

Or you will learn his ways And find a snare for yourself.

Company » Who not to have company with

Evil » Doers » Evil example to be shunned

Example » Evil example to be shunned

Learning » Whose ways you should not learn

Snares » Who becomes snared

worldly Snares » Friendship with violent men

Temptation » Special sources of worldly snares » Friendship with violent men

Proverbs 22:26

Do not be among those who give pledges, Among those who become guarantors for debts.

Business life » Debts » Suretyship, (indorsement), the dangers of

Contracts » By joining hands

Credit system » Debts » Suretyship, (indorsement), the dangers of

Creditor » Oppressions of

Creditors » Often exacted debts » From the sureties

Creditors » Might demand » Security of others

Debt » Security for

hands » Suretiship entered into by striking

Property » Personal » Sold for debt

Suretyship » Suretyship, (endorsement), the dangers of

Proverbs 22:27

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

Bed » Exempt from execution for debt

Beds » Of the poor often sold for debt

Creditor » Oppressions of

Creditors » Often exacted debts » From the sureties

Property » Personal » Sold for debt

Proverbs 22:28

Do not move the ancient boundary Which your fathers have set.

Agriculture or husbandry » Enactments to protect » Not to move landmarks

Landmarks » Protected from fraudulent removal

Proverbs 22:29

Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before obscure men.

Diligence » The diligent

Diligence » In temporal matters, leads to » Honor

Diligence » Honor

Kings » When good » Honor the diligent