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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:1 - My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:2 - for length of days and years of life and abundant welfare will they give you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:3 - Let not loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them about your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:4 - So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:6 - In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:7 - Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:8 - It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:9 - Honor the LORD with your substance and with the first fruits of all your produce;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:10 - then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:11 - My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline or be weary of his reproof,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:12 - for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:13 - Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:14 - for the gain from it is better than gain from silver and its profit better than gold.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:15 - She is more precious than jewels, and nothing 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 ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:18 - She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called happy.

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 broke forth, and the clouds drop down the dew.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:21 - My son, keep sound wisdom and discretion; let them not escape from your sight,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:22 - and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:23 - Then you will walk on your way securely and your foot will not stumble.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:24 - If you sit 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 panic, or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:26 - for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:27 - Do not withhold good from 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 again, tomorrow I will give it"--when you have it with you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:29 - Do not plan evil against your neighbor who dwells trustingly beside you.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:30 - Do not contend with a man for no reason, when 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 perverse man is an abomination to the LORD, but the upright are in his confidence.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:33 - The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the abode of the righteous.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:34 - Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he shows favor.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:35 - The wise will inherit honor, but fools get disgrace.

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