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Proverbs 4 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Security in Wisdom
Security in Wisdom
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:1 - Hear, my children, the instruction of a father,
And give attention to know understanding;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:2 - For I give you good doctrine:
Do not forsake my law.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:3 - When I was my father’s son,
Tender and the only one in the sight of my mother,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:4 - He also taught me, and said to me:
“Let your heart retain my words;
Keep my commands, and live.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:5 - Get wisdom! Get understanding!
Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:6 - Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you;
Love her, and she will keep you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:7 - Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:8 - Exalt her, and she will promote you;
She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:9 - She will place on your head an ornament of grace;
A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:10 - Hear, my son, and receive my sayings,
And the years of your life will be many.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:11 - I have taught you in the way of wisdom;
I have led you in right paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:12 - When you walk, your steps will not be hindered,
And when you run, you will not stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:13 - Take firm hold of instruction, do not let go;
Keep her, for she is your life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:14 - Do not enter the path of the wicked,
And do not walk in the way of evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:15 - Avoid it, do not travel on it;
Turn away from it and pass on.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:16 - For they do not sleep unless they have done evil;
And their sleep is taken away unless they make someone fall.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:17 - For they eat the bread of wickedness,
And drink the wine of violence.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:18 - But the path of the just is like the shining sun,[fn]
That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:19 - The way of the wicked is like darkness;
They do not know what makes them stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:20 - My son, give attention to my words;
Incline your ear to my sayings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:21 - Do not let them depart from your eyes;
Keep them in the midst of your heart;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:22 - For they are life to those who find them,
And health to all their flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:23 - Keep your heart with all diligence,
For out of it spring the issues of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:24 - Put away from you a deceitful mouth,
And put perverse lips far from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:25 - Let your eyes look straight ahead,
And your eyelids look right before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:26 - Ponder the path of your feet,
And let all your ways be established.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:27 - Do not turn to the right or the left;
Remove your foot from evil.
NKJV Footnotes
Literally light

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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