Proverbs 3
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1My son! Do not forget my law, "" And let your heart keep my commands,

2For [the] length of [your] days and years, "" Life and peace they add to you.

3Do not let kindness and truth forsake you, "" Bind them on your neck, "" Write them on the tablet of your heart,

4And find grace and good understanding "" In the eyes of God and man.

5Trust to YHWH with all your heart, "" And do not lean to your own understanding.

6In all your ways know Him, "" And He makes your paths straight.

7Do not be wise in your own eyes, "" Fear YHWH, and turn aside from evil.

8It is healing to your navel, "" And moistening to your bones.

9Honor YHWH from your substance, "" And from the beginning of all your increase;

10And your barns are filled [with] plenty, "" And your presses break forth [with] new wine.

11Discipline of YHWH, my son, do not despise, "" And do not be distressed with His reproof,

12For whom YHWH loves He reproves, "" Even as a father the son He is pleased with.

13O the blessedness of a man [who] has found wisdom, "" And of a man [who] brings forth understanding.

14For better [is] her merchandise "" Than the merchandise of silver, "" And than gold—her increase.

15She [is] precious above rubies, "" And all your pleasures are not comparable to her.

16Length of days [is] in her right hand, "" In her left [are] wealth and honor.

17Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, "" And all her paths [are] peace.

18She [is] a tree of life to those laying hold on her, "" And whoever is retaining her [is] blessed.

19YHWH founded the earth by wisdom, "" He prepared the heavens by understanding.

20By His knowledge depths have been broken, "" And clouds drop dew.

21My son! Do not let them turn from your eyes, "" Keep wisdom and thoughtfulness,

22And they are life to your soul, and grace to your neck.

23Then you go your way confidently, "" And your foot does not stumble.

24If you lie down, you are not afraid, "" Indeed, you have lain down, "" And your sleep has been sweet.

25Do not be afraid of sudden fear, "" And of the desolation of the wicked when it comes.

26For YHWH is at your side, "" And He has kept your foot from capture.

27Do not withhold good from its owners, "" When your hand [is] toward God to do [it].

28Do not say to your friend, "" “Go, and return, and tomorrow I give,” "" When substance [is] with you.

29Do not devise evil against your neighbor, "" And he sitting confidently with you.

30Do not strive with a man without cause, "" If he has not done you evil.

31Do not be envious of a man of violence, "" Nor fix on any of his ways.

32For the perverted [is] an abomination to YHWH, "" And His secret counsel [is] with the upright.

33The curse of YHWH [is] in the house of the wicked. And He blesses the habitation of the righteous.

34If He scorns the scorners, "" Yet He gives grace to the humble.

35The wise inherit glory, "" And fools are bearing away shame!

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