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Proverbs 3 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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The Rewards of Wisdom

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:1 - My son, do not forget my [fn]teaching,
But have your heart comply with my commandments;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:2 - For length of days and years of life
And peace they will add to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:3 - Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:4 - So you will find favor and a good [fn]reputation
In the sight of God and man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:6 - In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:7 - Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:8 - It will be healing to your [fn]body
And refreshment to your bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:9 - Honor the LORD from your wealth,
And from the first of all your produce;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:10 - Then your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:11 - My son, do not reject the [fn]discipline of the LORD
Or loathe His rebuke,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:12 - For whom the LORD loves He disciplines,
Just as a father disciplines the son in whom he delights.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:13 - Blessed is a person who finds wisdom,
And one who obtains understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:14 - For [fn]her profit is better than the profit of silver,
And her produce better than gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:15 - She is more precious than [fn]jewels,
And nothing you desire compares with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:16 - [fn]Long life is in her right hand;
In her left hand are riches and honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:17 - Her ways are pleasant ways,
And all her paths are peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:18 - She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,
And happy are those who hold on to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:19 - The LORD founded the earth by wisdom,
He established the heavens by understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:20 - By His knowledge the ocean depths were burst open,
And the clouds drip with dew.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:21 - My son, see that they do not escape from your sight;
Comply with sound wisdom and discretion,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:22 - And they will be life to your soul
And adornment to your neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:23 - Then you will walk in your way securely,
And your foot will not stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:24 - When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:25 - Do not be afraid of sudden danger,
Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:26 - For the LORD will be [fn]your confidence,
And will keep your foot from being caught.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:27 - Do not withhold good from [fn]those to whom it is due,
When it is in your power to do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:28 - Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come back,
And tomorrow I will give it to you,
When you have it with you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:29 - Do not devise harm against your neighbor,
While he lives securely beside you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:30 - Do not contend with a person for no reason,
If he has done you no harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:31 - Do not envy a violent person,
And do not choose any of his ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:32 - For the devious are an abomination to the LORD;
But [fn]He is intimate with the upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:33 - The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked,
But He blesses the home of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:34 - Though He scoffs at the scoffers,
Yet He gives grace to the needy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:35 - The wise will inherit honor,
But fools [fn]increase dishonor.
NASB20 Footnotes
Or law
Lit understanding
Lit navel
Or instruction
I.e., the profit from Wisdom (personified)
Lit corals
Lit Length of days
Or at your side
Lit its owners
Lit His private counsel is
Lit raise high
NASB20

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