Proverbs 3
Douay-Rheims Bible

Trust in the Lord

1{2}For they shall add to thee length of days, and years of life, and peace.

2{3}Let not mercy aud truth leave thee, put them about thy neck, and write them in the tables of thy heart.

3{4}And thou shalt find grace, and good understanding before God and men.

4{5}Have confidence in the Lord with all thy heart, and lean not upon thy own prudence.

5{6}In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps.

6{7}Be not wise in thy own conceit: fear God, and depart from evil:

7{8}For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones.

8{9}Honour the Lord with thy substance, and give him of the first of all thy fruits;

9{10}And thy barns shall be filled with abundance, and thy presses shall run over with wine.

10{11}My son, reject not the correction of the Lord: and do not faint when thou art chastised by him:

11{12}For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth: and as a father in the son he pleaseth himself.

12{13}Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom, and is rich in prudence:

Blessed is He who Finds Wisdom

13{14}The purchasing thereof is better than the merchandise of silver, and her fruit than the chief and purest gold:

14{15}She is more precious than all riches: and all the things that are desired, are not to be compared to her.

15{16}Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and glory.

16{17}Her ways are beautiful ways, and all her paths are peaceable.

17{18}She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and he that shall retain her is blessed.

18{19}The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth, hath established the heavens by prudence.

19{20}By his wisdom the depths have broken out, and the clouds grow thick with dew.

20{21}My son, let not these things depart from thy eyes: keep the law and counsel:

21{22}And there shall be life to thy soul, and grace to thy mouth.

22{23}Then shalt thou walk confidently in thy way, and thy foot shall not stumble:

23{24}If thou sleep, thou shalt not fear: thou shalt rest, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

24{25}Be not afraid of sudden fear, nor of the power of the wicked falling upon thee.

25{26}For the Lord will be at thy side, and will keep thy foot that thou be not taken.

26{27}Do not withhold him from doing good, who is able: if thou art able, do good thyself also.

27{28}Say not to thy friend: Go, and come again: and to morrow I will give to thee: when thou canst give at present.

28{29}Practise not evil against thy friend, when he hath confidence in thee.

29{30}Strive not against a man without cause, when he hath done thee no evil.

30{31}Envy not the unjust man, and do not follow his ways.

31{32}For every mocker is an abomination to the Lord, and his communication is with the simple.

32{33}Want is from the Lord in the house of the wicked: but the habitations of the just shall be blessed.

33{34}He shall scorn the scorners, and to the meek he will give grace.

34{35}The wise shall possess glory: the promotion of fools is disgrace.

35{4:1}Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend, that you may know prudence.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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