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Proverbs 4

Proverbs 4:1  
Listen, sons, to a father’s instruction. Pay attention and know understanding;

Proverbs 4:2  
for I give you sound learning. Don’t forsake my law.

Proverbs 4:3  
For I was a son to my father, tender and an only child in the sight of my mother.

Proverbs 4:4  
He taught me, and said to me: “Let your heart retain my words. Keep my commandments, and live.

Proverbs 4:5  
Get wisdom. Get understanding. Don’t forget, and don’t deviate from the words of my mouth.

Proverbs 4:6  
Don’t forsake her, and she will preserve you. Love her, and she will keep you.

Proverbs 4:7  
Wisdom is supreme. Get wisdom. Yes, though it costs all your possessions, get understanding.

Proverbs 4:8  
Esteem her, and she will exalt you. She will bring you to honor when you embrace her.

Proverbs 4:9  
She will give to your head a garland of grace. She will deliver a crown of splendor to you.”

Proverbs 4:10  
Listen, my son, and receive my sayings. The years of your life will be many.

Proverbs 4:11  
I have taught you in the way of wisdom. I have led you in straight paths.

Proverbs 4:12  
When you go, your steps will not be hampered. When you run, you will not stumble.

Proverbs 4:13  
Take firm hold of instruction. Don’t let her go. Keep her, for she is your life.

Proverbs 4:14  
Don’t enter into the path of the wicked. Don’t walk in the way of evil men.

Proverbs 4:15  
Avoid it, and don’t pass by it. Turn from it, and pass on.

Proverbs 4:16  
For they don’t sleep unless they do evil. Their sleep is taken away, unless they make someone fall.

Proverbs 4:17  
For they eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.

Proverbs 4:18  
But the path of the righteous is like the dawning light that shines more and more until the perfect day.

Proverbs 4:19  
The way of the wicked is like darkness. They don’t know what they stumble over.

Proverbs 4:20  
My son, attend to my words. Turn your ear to my sayings.

Proverbs 4:21  
Let them not depart from your eyes. Keep them in the center of your heart.

Proverbs 4:22  
For they are life to those who find them, and health to their whole body.

Proverbs 4:23  
Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it is the wellspring of life.

Proverbs 4:24  
Put away from yourself a perverse mouth. Put corrupt lips far from you.

Proverbs 4:25  
Let your eyes look straight ahead. Fix your gaze directly before you.

Proverbs 4:26  
Make the path of your feet level. Let all of your ways be established.

Proverbs 4:27  
Don’t turn to the right hand nor to the left. Remove your foot from evil.


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