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Proverbs 3 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:1 - My child, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:2 - for they will provide a long and full life, and they will add well-being to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:3 - Do not let truth and mercy leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:4 - Then you will find favor and good understanding, in the sight of God and people.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:6 - Acknowledge him in all your ways, and he will make your paths straight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:7 - Do not be wise in your own estimation; fear the LORD and turn away from evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:8 - This will bring healing to your body, and refreshment to your inner self.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:9 - Honor the LORD from your wealth and from the first fruits of all your crops;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:10 - then your barns will be filled completely, and your vats will overflow with new wine.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:11 - My child, do not despise discipline from the LORD, and do not loathe his rebuke.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:12 - For the LORD disciplines those he loves, just as a father disciplines the son in whom he delights.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:13 - Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who obtains understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:14 - For her benefit is more profitable than silver, and her gain is better than gold.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:15 - She is more precious than rubies, and none of the things you desire can compare with her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:16 - Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:17 - Her ways are very pleasant, and all her paths are peaceful.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:18 - She is like a tree of life to those who obtain her, and everyone who grasps hold of her will be blessed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:19 - By wisdom the LORD laid the foundation of the earth; he established the heavens by understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:20 - By his knowledge the primordial sea was broken open, and the clouds drip down dew.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:21 - My child, do not let them escape from your sight; safeguard sound wisdom and discretion.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:22 - So they will give life to you, and grace to adorn your neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:23 - Then you will walk on your way with security, and you will not stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:24 - When you lie down you will not be filled with fear; when you lie down your sleep will be pleasant.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:25 - You will not be afraid of sudden disaster, or when destruction overtakes the wicked;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:26 - for the LORD will be the source of your confidence, and he will guard your foot from being caught in a trap.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:27 - Do not withhold good from those who need it, when you have the ability to help.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:28 - Do not say to your neighbor, "Go! Return tomorrow and I will give it," when you have it with you at the time.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:29 - Do not plot evil against your neighbor when he dwells by you unsuspectingly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:30 - Do not accuse anyone without legitimate cause, if he has not treated you wrongly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:31 - Do not envy a violent man, and do not choose to imitate any of his ways;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:32 - for one who goes astray is an abomination to the LORD, but he reveals his intimate counsel to the upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:33 - The LORD's curse is on the household of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:34 - Although he is scornful to arrogant scoffers, yet he shows favor to the humble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:35 - The wise inherit honor, but he holds fools up to public contempt.

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