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Proverbs 4 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:1 - Listen, children, to a father's instruction, and pay attention so that you may gain discernment.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:2 - Because I give you good instruction, do not forsake my teaching.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:3 - When I was a son to my father, a tender only child before my mother,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:4 - he taught me, and he said to me: "Let your heart lay hold of my words; keep my commands so that you will live.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:5 - Acquire wisdom, acquire understanding; do not forget and do not turn aside from the words I speak.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:6 - Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will guard you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:7 - Wisdom is supreme - so acquire wisdom, and whatever you acquire, acquire understanding!
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:8 - Esteem her highly and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:9 - She will place a fair garland on your head; she will bestow a beautiful crown on you."
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:10 - Listen, my child, and accept my words, so that the years of your life will be many.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:11 - I will guide you in the way of wisdom and I will lead you in upright paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:12 - When you walk, your steps will not be hampered, and when you run, you will not stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:13 - Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; protect it, because it is your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:14 - Do not enter the path of the wicked or walk in the way of those who are evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:15 - Avoid it, do not go on it; turn away from it, and go on.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:16 - For they cannot sleep unless they cause harm; they are robbed of sleep until they make someone stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:17 - For they eat bread gained from wickedness and drink wine obtained from violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:18 - But the path of the righteous is like the bright morning light, growing brighter and brighter until full day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:19 - The way of the wicked is like gloomy darkness; they do not know what causes them to stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:20 - My child, pay attention to my words; listen attentively to my sayings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:21 - Do not let them depart from your sight, guard them within your heart;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:22 - for they are life to those who find them and healing to one's entire body.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:23 - Guard your heart with all vigilance, for from it are the sources of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:24 - Remove perverse speech from your mouth; keep devious talk far from your lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:25 - Let your eyes look directly in front of you and let your gaze look straight before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:26 - Make the path for your feet level, so that all your ways may be established.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:27 - Do not turn to the right or to the left; turn yourself away from evil.

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