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Proverbs 4 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:1 - Hear, O sons, a father's instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:2 - for I give you good precepts: do not forsake my teaching.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:3 - When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:4 - he taught me, and said to me, "Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:5 - do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth. Get wisdom; get insight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:6 - Do not forsake her, and she will keep you; love her, and she will guard you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:7 - The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom, and whatever you get, get insight.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:8 - Prize her highly, and she will exalt you; she will honor you if you embrace her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:9 - She will place on your head a fair garland; she will bestow on you a beautiful crown."
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:10 - Hear, my son, and accept my words, that the years of your life may be many.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:11 - I have taught you the way of wisdom; I have led you in the paths of uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:12 - When you walk, your step will not be hampered; and if you run, you will not stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:13 - Keep hold of instruction, do not let go; guard 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 men.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:15 - Avoid it; do not go on it; turn away from it and pass on.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:16 - For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong; they are robbed of sleep unless they have made some one stumble.
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 righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:19 - The way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know over what they stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:20 - My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:21 - Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:22 - For they are life to him who finds them, and healing to all his flesh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:23 - Keep your heart with all vigilance; for from it flow the springs of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:24 - Put away from you crooked speech, and put devious talk far from you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:25 - Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:26 - Take heed to the path of your feet, then all your ways will be sure.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:27 - Do not swerve to the right or to the left; turn your foot away from evil.

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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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