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Proverbs 3

Proverbs 3:1  
My son, don’t forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments,

Proverbs 3:2  
for they will add to you length of days, years of life, and peace.

Proverbs 3:3  
Don’t let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 3:4  
So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 3:5  
Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:6  
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:7  
Don’t be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 3:8  
It will be health to your body, and nourishment to your bones.

Proverbs 3:9  
Honor Yahweh with your substance, with the first fruits of all your increase;

Proverbs 3:10  
so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.

Proverbs 3:11  
My son, don’t despise Yahweh’s discipline, neither be weary of his correction;

Proverbs 3:12  
for whom Yahweh loves, he corrects, even as a father reproves the son in whom he delights.

Proverbs 3:13  
Happy is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gets understanding.

Proverbs 3:14  
For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.

Proverbs 3:15  
She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.

Proverbs 3:16  
Length of days is in her right hand. In her left hand are riches and honor.

Proverbs 3:17  
Her ways are ways of pleasantness. All her paths are peace.

Proverbs 3:18  
She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.

Proverbs 3:19  
By wisdom Yahweh founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens.

Proverbs 3:20  
By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.

Proverbs 3:21  
My son, let them not depart from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion,

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

Proverbs 3:23  
Then you shall walk in your way securely. Your foot won’t stumble.

Proverbs 3:24  
When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet.

Proverbs 3:25  
Don’t be afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes;

Proverbs 3:26  
for Yahweh will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being taken.

Proverbs 3:27  
Don’t withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.

Proverbs 3:28  
Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again; tomorrow I will give it to you,” when you have it by you.

Proverbs 3:29  
Don’t devise evil against your neighbor, since he dwells securely by you.

Proverbs 3:30  
Don’t strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.

Proverbs 3:31  
Don’t envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.

Proverbs 3:32  
For the perverse is an abomination to Yahweh, but his friendship is with the upright.

Proverbs 3:33  
Yahweh’s curse is in the house of the wicked, but he blesses the habitation of the righteous.

Proverbs 3:34  
Surely he mocks the mockers, but he gives grace to the humble.

Proverbs 3:35  
The wise will inherit glory, but shame will be the promotion of fools.


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