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Proverbs 3 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Trust, Fear, and Honor Yahweh

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My son, do not forget my [fn]law,

But let your heart guard my commandments;

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For length of days and years of life

And peace they will add to you.

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Do not let lovingkindness and truth forsake you;

Bind them around your neck,

Write them on the tablet of your heart.

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So you will find favor and good insight

In the eyes of God and man.

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Trust in Yahweh with all your heart

And do not lean on your own understanding.

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In all your ways [fn]acknowledge Him,

And He will make your paths straight.

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Do not be wise in your own eyes;

Fear Yahweh and turn away from evil.

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It will be healing to your [fn]body

And refreshment to your bones.

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Honor Yahweh from your wealth

And from the first of all your produce;

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So your barns will be filled with plenty

And your vats will burst with new wine.

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My son, do not reject the [fn]discipline of Yahweh

Or loathe His reproof,

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For whom Yahweh loves He reproves,

Even as a father reproves the son in whom he delights.

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How blessed is the man who finds wisdom

And the man who obtains discernment.

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For her profit is better than the profit of silver

And her produce better than fine gold.

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She is more precious than [fn]pearls;

And nothing you desire compares with her.

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Length of days is in her right hand;

In her left hand are riches and glory.

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Her ways are pleasant ways

And all her pathways are peace.

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She is a tree of life to those who seize her,

And all those who hold her fast are blessed.

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Yahweh by wisdom founded the earth,

By discernment He established the heavens.

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By His knowledge the deeps were split up

And the skies drip with dew.

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My son, let them not deviate from your eyes;

Guard sound wisdom and discretion,

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So they will be life for your soul

And grace for your neck.

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Then you will walk in your way securely

And your foot will not stumble.

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When you lie down, you will not be in dread;

You will lie down, and your sleep will be pleasant.

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Do not be afraid of sudden dread

Nor of the storm of the wicked when it comes;

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For Yahweh will be [fn]your confidence

And will keep your foot from being caught.

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Do not withhold good from [fn]those to whom it is due,

When it is in your hand to do it.

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Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come back,

And tomorrow I will give it,”

When it is there with you.

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Do not devise [fn]harm against your neighbor,

While he lives securely beside you.

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Do not contend with a man without cause,

If he has dealt you no [fn]harm.

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Do not envy a man of violence

And do not choose any of his ways.

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For the devious one is an abomination to Yahweh;

But His secret council is with the upright.

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The curse of Yahweh is on the house of the wicked one,

But He blesses the abode of the righteous.

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Though He scoffs at the scoffers,

Yet He gives grace to the humble.

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The wise will inherit glory,

But [fn]fools raise up disgrace.

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Or instruction
Or corals
Or at your side
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Or He raises fools up in dishonor

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