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Proverbs 4 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:1 - Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:2 - I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:3 - For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:4 - Then he taught me, and he said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:5 - Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:6 - Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:7 - The beginning of wisdom is this: Get[fn] wisdom. Though it cost all you have,[fn] get understanding.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:8 - Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:9 - She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:10 - Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:11 - I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:12 - When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:13 - Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:14 - Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:15 - Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:16 - For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:17 - They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:18 - The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:19 - But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:20 - My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:21 - Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:22 - for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:23 - Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:24 - Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:25 - Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:26 - Give careful thought to the[fn] paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:27 - Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.
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