Proverbs 3
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Trust in the Lord

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1My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,1My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments,1My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments;1My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:1My son, don't forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commands;
2for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.2for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you.2For length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.2For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.2for they will bring you many days, a full life, and well-being.
3Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.3Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.3Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart.3Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:3Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Tie them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.
4Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.4So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man.4So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man.4So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.4Then you will find favor and high regard in the sight of God and man.
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5Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;5Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.5Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding.5Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.5Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding;
6in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.6In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.6In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.6think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.
7Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.7Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.7Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.7Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.7Don't consider yourself to be wise; fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
8This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.8It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.8It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.8It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.8This will be healing for your body and strengthening for your bones.
9Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;9Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the firstfruits of all your produce;9Honor the LORD from your wealth And from the first of all your produce;9Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:9Honor the LORD with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest;
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10then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.10then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.10So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will overflow with new wine.10So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.10then your barns will be completely filled, and your vats will overflow with new wine.
11My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline, and do not resent his rebuke,11My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof,11My son, do not reject the discipline of the LORD Or loathe His reproof,11My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:11Do not despise the LORD's instruction, my son, and do not loathe His discipline;
12because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.12for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.12For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.12For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.12for the LORD disciplines the one He loves, just as a father, the son he delights in.

Blessed is He who Finds Wisdom

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13Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,13Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding,13How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding.13Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.13Happy is a man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding,
14for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.14for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold.14For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.14For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.14for she is more profitable than silver, and her revenue is better than gold.
15She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.15She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her.15She is more precious than jewels; And nothing you desire compares with her.15She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.15She is more precious than jewels; nothing you desire compares with her.
16Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.16Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.16Long life is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.16Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.16Long life is in her right hand; in her left, riches and honor.
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17Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.17Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.17Her ways are pleasant ways And all her paths are peace.17Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.17Her ways are pleasant, and all her paths, peaceful.
18She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.18She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed.18She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.18She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.18She is a tree of life to those who embrace her, and those who hold on to her are happy.
19By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;19The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens;19The LORD by wisdom founded the earth, By understanding He established the heavens.19The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.19The LORD founded the earth by wisdom and established the heavens by understanding.
20by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.20by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew.20By His knowledge the deeps were broken up And the skies drip with dew.20By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.20By His knowledge the watery depths broke open, and the clouds dripped with dew.
21My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;21My son, do not lose sight of these— keep sound wisdom and discretion,21My son, let them not vanish from your sight; Keep sound wisdom and discretion,21My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:21Maintain your competence and discretion. My son, don't lose sight of them.
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22they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.22and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck.22So they will be life to your soul And adornment to your neck.22So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.22They will be life for you and adornment for your neck.
23Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble.23Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble.23Then you will walk in your way securely And your foot will not stumble.23Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.23Then you will go safely on your way; your foot will not stumble.
24When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.24If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.24When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.24When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.24When you lie down, you will not be afraid; you will lie down, and your sleep will be pleasant.
25Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,25Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes,25Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes;25Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.25Don't fear sudden danger or the ruin of the wicked when it comes,
26for the LORD will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.26for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.26For the LORD will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught.26For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.26for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from a snare.
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27Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.27Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it.27Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it.27Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.27When it is in your power, don't withhold good from the one it belongs to.
28Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back tomorrow and I'll give it to you"-- when you already have it with you.28Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.28Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and come back, And tomorrow I will give it," When you have it with you.28Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.28Don't say to your neighbor, "Go away! Come back later. I'll give it tomorrow"--when it is there with you.
29Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.29Do not plan evil against your neighbor, who dwells trustingly beside you.29Do not devise harm against your neighbor, While he lives securely beside you.29Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.29Don't plan any harm against your neighbor, for he trusts you and lives near you.
30Do not accuse anyone for no reason-- when they have done you no harm.30Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm.30Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.30Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.30Don't accuse anyone without cause, when he has done you no harm.
31Do not envy the violent or choose any of their ways.31Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways,31Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways.31Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.31Don't envy a violent man or choose any of his ways;
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32For the LORD detests the perverse but takes the upright into his confidence.32for the devious person is an abomination to the LORD, but the upright are in his confidence.32For the devious are an abomination to the LORD; But He is intimate with the upright.32For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.32for the devious are detestable to the LORD, but He is a friend to the upright.
33The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.33The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.33The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous.33The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.33The LORD's curse is on the household of the wicked, but He blesses the home of the righteous;
34He mocks proud mockers but shows favor to the humble and oppressed.34Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.34Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.34Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.34He mocks those who mock, but gives grace to the humble.
35The wise inherit honor, but fools get only shame.35The wise will inherit honor, but fools get disgrace.35The wise will inherit honor, But fools display dishonor.35The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.35The wise will inherit honor, but He holds up fools to dishonor.



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