Proverbs - 22

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1.jpushd IRthpaj;ijg;ghh;f;fpYk; ew;fPh;j;jpNa njhpe;Jnfhs;sg;glj;jf;fJ@ nghd; nts;spiag;ghh;f;fpYk; jiaNa eyk;.
 A GOOD name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.
2.IRthpathDk; jhpj;jpuDk; xUtiunahUth; re;jpf;fpwhh;fs;@ mth;fs; midtiuAk; cz;lhf;fpdth; fh;j;jh;.
 The rich and poor meet together; the Lord is the Maker of them all.
3.tpNtfp Mgj;ijf; fz;L kiwe;J nfhs;Sfpwhd;@ Ngijfs; neLfg;Ngha;j; jz;bf;fg;gLfpwhh;fs;.
 A prudent man sees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished [with suffering].
4.jho;ikf;Fk; fh;j;jUf;Fg; gag;gLjYf;Fk; tUk; gyd; IRthpaKk; kfpikAk; [PtDkhk;.
 The reward of humility and the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.
5.khWghLs;stDila topapNy Ks;SfSk; fz;zpfSKz;L@ jd; Mj;Jkhitf; fhf;fpwtd; mitfSf;Fj; J}ukha; tpyfpg;Nghthd;.
 Thorns and snares are in the way of the obstinate and willful; he who guards himself will be far from them.
6.gps;isahdtd; elf;fNtz;ba topapNy mtid elj;J@ mtd; Kjph;tajpYk; mij tplhjpUg;ghd;.
 Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it.
7.IRthpathd; jhpj;jpuid MSfpwhd;@ fld;thq;fpdtd; fld;nfhLj;jtDf;F mbik.
 The rich rule over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender.
8.mepahaj;ij tpijf;fpwtd; tUj;jj;ij mWg;ghd;@ mtd; cf;fpuj;jpd;kpyhW xopAk;.
 He who sows iniquity will reap calamity and futility, and the rod of his wrath [with which he smites others] will fail.
9.fUizf;fz;zd; MrPh;tjpf;fg;gLthd;@ mtd; jd; Mfhuj;jpy; jhpj;jpuDf;Ff; nfhLf;fpwhd;.
 He who has a bountiful eye shall be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor.
10.ghpahrf;fhuidj; Juj;jptpL@ mg;nghOJ thJ ePq;Fk;> tpNuhjKk; mtkhdKk; xopAk;.
 Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out; yes, strife and abuse will cease.
11.Rj;j ,Ujaj;ij tpUk;GfpwtDila cjLfs; ,dpikahditfs;@ uh[h mtDf;Fr; rpNefpjdhthd;.
 He who loves purity and the pure in heart and who is gracious in speech--because of the grace of his lips will he have the king for his friend.
12.fh;j;jUila fz;fs; Qhdj;ijf; fhf;Fk;. JNuhfpfspd; thh;j;ijfisNah mth; jhWkhwhf;Ffpwhh;.
 The eyes of the Lord keep guard over knowledge and him who has it, but He overthrows the words of the treacherous.
13.ntspapNy rpq;fk;> tPjpapNy nfhiyAz;Ngd; vd;W Nrhk;Ngwp nrhy;Ythd;.
 The sluggard says, There is a lion outside! I shall be slain in the streets!
14.gu];jph;Pfspd; tha; Mokhd gLFop@ fh;j;jUila Nfhgj;jpw;F VJthdtd; mjpNy tpOthd;.
 The mouth of a loose woman is a deep pit [for ensnaring wild animals]; he with whom the Lord is indignant and who is abhorrent to Him will fall into it.
15.gps;isapd; neQ;rpy; kjpaPdk; xl;bapUf;Fk;@ mijj; jz;lidapd; gpuk;G mtidtpl;L mfw;Wk;.
 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline will drive it far from him.
16.jdf;F mjpfk; cz;lhfj; jhpj;jpuid xLf;Ffpwtd; jdf;Fj; Fiwr;rYz;lhfNt IRthpathDf;Ff; nfhLg;ghd;.
 He who oppresses the poor to get gain for himself and he who gives to the rich--both will surely come to want.
17.cd; nrtpiar; rha;j;J> QhdpfSila thh;j;ijfisf; Nfl;L> vd; Nghjfj;ij cd; ,Ujaj;jpy; it.
 Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge;
18.mitfis cd; cs;sj;jpy; fhj;J> mitfis cd; cjLfspd; epiyj;jpUf;fg;gz;Zk;NghJ> mJ ,d;gkhapUf;Fk;.
 For it will be pleasant if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them.
19.cd; ek;gpf;if fh;j;jh;Nky; ,Uf;Fk;gb> ,d;iwajpdk; mitfis cdf;Fj; njhpag;gLj;JfpNwd;.
 So that your trust (belief, reliance, support, and confidence) may be in the Lord, I have made known these things to you today, even to you.
20.rj;jpa thh;j;ijfspd; ajhh;j;jj;ij ehd; cdf;Fj; njhptpf;Fk;gbf;Fk;> eP cd;id mDg;gpdth;fSf;Fr; rj;jpa thh;j;ijfis kWnkhopahfr; nrhy;Yk;gbf;Fk;>
 Have I not written to you [long ago] excellent things in counsels and knowledge,
21.MNyhridiaAk; Qhdj;ijAk; gw;wp ehd; cdf;F Kf;fpakhditfis vOjtpy;iyah?
 To make you know the certainty of the words of truth, that you may give a true answer to those who sent you?
22.VioahapUf;fpwhd; vd;W Vioiaf; nfhs;isaplhNj@ rpWikahdtid epaha];jyj;jpy; cgj;jputg;gLj;jhNj.
 Rob not the poor [being tempted by their helplessness], neither oppress the afflicted at the gate [where the city court is held],
23.fh;j;jh; mth;fSf;fhf tof;fhb> mth;fisf; nfhs;isapLfpwth;fSila gpuhzidf; nfhs;isapLthh;.
 For the Lord will plead their cause and deprive of life those who deprive [the poor or afflicted].
24.Nfhgf;fhuDf;Fj; NjhodhfhNj@ cf;fpuKs;s kD\NdhNl elthNj.
 Make no friendships with a man given to anger, and with a wrathful man do not associate,
25.mg;gbr; nra;jhy; eP mtDila topfisf; fw;Wf;nfhz;L> cd; Mj;JkhTf;Ff; fz;zpia tUtpg;gha;.
 Lest you learn his ways and get yourself into a snare.
26.ifabj;J cld;gl;L> flDf;fhfg; gpizg;gLfpwth;fspy; xUtdhfhNj.
 Be not one of those who strike hands and pledge themselves, or of those who become security for another's debts.
27.nrYj;j cdf;F xd;Wkpy;yhjpUe;jhy;> eP gLj;jpUf;Fk; gLf;ifiaAk; mtd; vLj;Jf;nfhs;sNtz;bajhFNk.
 If you have nothing with which to pay, why should he take your bed from under you?
28.cd; gpjhf;fs; ehl;bd G+h;t vy;iyf;Fwpia khw;whNj.
 Remove not the ancient landmark which your fathers have set up.
29.jd; Ntiyapy; [hf;fpuijahapUf;fpwtid eP fz;lhy;> mtd; ePrUf;F Kd;ghf epy;yhky;> uh[hf;fSf;F Kd;ghf epw;ghd;.
 Do you see a man diligent and skillful in his business? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.