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Proverbs 3 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Rewards of Wisdom

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:1 - My son, do not forget my [fn]teaching,
But let your heart keep 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 good [fn]repute
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 - So 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 reproof,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:12 - For whom the LORD loves He reproves,
Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:13 - How blessed is the man who finds wisdom
And the man who gains understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:14 - For her profit is better than the profit of silver
And her gain better than fine 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 all who hold her fast.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:19 - The LORD by wisdom founded the earth,
By understanding He established the heavens.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:20 - By His knowledge the deeps were broken up
And the skies drip with dew.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:21 - My son, let them not [fn]vanish from your sight;
Keep sound wisdom and discretion,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:22 - So 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 fear
Nor of the [fn]onslaught of 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,
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 man without cause,
If he has done you no harm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:31 - Do not envy a man of violence
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 dwelling of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:34 - Though He scoffs at the scoffers,
Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:35 - The wise will inherit honor,
But fools [fn]display dishonor.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, law
Literally: understanding
Literally: navel
Or, instruction
Literally: corals
Literally: Length of days
Literally: depart
Literally: storm
Or, at your side
Literally: its owners
Literally: His private counsel is
Literally: raise high

New American Standard Bible 1995
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