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Proverbs 3 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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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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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

Availability: Freely available for non-commercial use provided that this header is included in its entirety with any copy distributed.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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