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Proverbs 4 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father,
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For I give you [fn]sound teaching;
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When I was a son to my father,
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Then he taught me and said to me,
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Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding!
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“Do not forsake her, and she will guard you;
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“The [fn]beginning of wisdom is: Acquire wisdom;
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“Prize her, and she will exalt you;
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“She will place on your head a garland of grace;
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Hear, my son, and accept my sayings
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I have directed you in the way of wisdom;
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When you walk, your steps will not be impeded;
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Take hold of instruction; do not let go.
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Do not enter the path of the wicked
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Avoid it, do not pass by it;
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For they cannot sleep unless they do evil;
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For they eat the bread of wickedness
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But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn,
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The way of the wicked is like darkness;
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My son, give attention to my words;
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Do not let them depart from your sight;
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For they are life to those who find them
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Watch over your heart with all diligence,
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Put away from you a deceitful mouth
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Do not turn to the right nor to the left;
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Literally: know
Literally: good
Or, law
Or, the primary thing is wisdom
Literally: their sleep is robbed
Or, may stumble
Literally: his
Or, lips
Or, eyelids

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