Blessed For Sharing With The Poor
9 The generous will themselves be blessed,
for they share their food with the poor.
A generous person will be blessed
for as little an offering
as sharing food with the poor.
Turnabout Is Fair Play
8 Whoever sows injustice reaps calamity,
and the rod they wield in fury will be broken.
Wrongdoing brings a scourge on the instigator
that is worse than the offense.
Rich Man, Poor Man, Borrower, Slave
7 The rich rule over the poor,
and the borrower is slave to the lender.
New International Version (NIV)
Rich is to Poor
as Borrower is to Lender.
Borrow is to Lend
As Bondage is to Slavery.
Prepare Your Children For Adulthood
6 Start children off on the way they should go,
and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
There is no formula here.
Study your children.
Teach them good from evil.
Show them how to help others.
Concentrate on their strengths
while improving their weaknesses.
They will be prepared
to walk in the way of the Lord.
Eschew The Ways Of The Wicked
5 In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls,
but those who would preserve their life stay far from them.
Insure your life by avoiding
the evil ways of the wicked.