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Proverbs 3

Proverbs 3:1  
My son, keep my teaching in your memory, and my rules in your heart:

Proverbs 3:2  
For they will give you increase of days, years of life, and peace.

Proverbs 3:3  
Let not mercy and good faith go from you; let them be hanging round your neck, recorded on your heart;

Proverbs 3:4  
So you will have grace and a good name in the eyes of God and men.

Proverbs 3:5  
Put all your hope in God, not looking to your reason for support.

Proverbs 3:6  
In all your ways give ear to him, and he will make straight your footsteps.

Proverbs 3:7  
Put no high value on your wisdom: let the fear of the Lord be before you, and keep yourself from evil:

Proverbs 3:8  
This will give strength to your flesh, and new life to your bones.

Proverbs 3:9  
Give honour to the Lord with your wealth, and with the first-fruits of all your increase:

Proverbs 3:10  
So your store-houses will be full of grain, and your vessels overflowing with new wine.

Proverbs 3:11  
My son, do not make your heart hard against the Lord's teaching; do not be made angry by his training:

Proverbs 3:12  
For to those who are dear to him the Lord says sharp words, and makes the son in whom he has delight undergo pain.

Proverbs 3:13  
Happy is the man who makes discovery of wisdom, and he who gets knowledge.

Proverbs 3:14  
For trading in it is better than trading in silver, and its profit greater than bright gold.

Proverbs 3:15  
She is of more value than jewels, and nothing for which you may have a desire is fair in comparison with her.

Proverbs 3:16  
Long life is in her right hand, and in her left are wealth and honour.

Proverbs 3:17  
Her ways are ways of delight, and all her goings are peace.

Proverbs 3:18  
She is a tree of life to all who take her in their hands, and happy is everyone who keeps her.

Proverbs 3:19  
The Lord by wisdom put in position the bases of the earth; by reason he put the heavens in their place.

Proverbs 3:20  
By his knowledge the deep was parted, and dew came dropping from the skies.

Proverbs 3:21  
My son, keep good sense, and do not let wise purpose go from your eyes.

Proverbs 3:22  
So they will be life for your soul, and grace for your neck.

Proverbs 3:23  
Then you will go safely on your way, and your feet will have no cause for slipping.

Proverbs 3:24  
When you take your rest you will have no fear, and on your bed sleep will be sweet to you.

Proverbs 3:25  
Have no fear of sudden danger, or of the storm which will come on evil-doers:

Proverbs 3:26  
For the Lord will be your hope, and will keep your foot from being taken in the net.

Proverbs 3:27  
Do not keep back good from those who have a right to it, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.

Proverbs 3:28  
Say not to your neighbour, Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give; when you have it by you at the time.

Proverbs 3:29  
Do not make evil designs against your neighbour, when he is living with you without fear.

Proverbs 3:30  
Do not take up a cause at law against a man for nothing, if he has done you no wrong.

Proverbs 3:31  
Have no envy of the violent man, or take any of his ways as an example.

Proverbs 3:32  
For the wrong-hearted man is hated by the Lord, but he is a friend to the upright.

Proverbs 3:33  
The curse of the Lord is on the house of the evil-doer, but his blessing is on the tent of the upright.

Proverbs 3:34  
He makes sport of the men of pride, but he gives grace to the gentle-hearted.

Proverbs 3:35  
The wise will have glory for their heritage, but shame will be the reward of the foolish.


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