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Proverbs 3 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:1 - My son! my law forget not, And my commands let thy heart keep,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:2 - For length of days and years, Life and peace they do add to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:3 - Let not kindness and truth forsake thee, Bind them on thy neck, Write them on the tablet of thy heart,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:4 - And find grace and good understanding In the eyes of God and man.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:5 - Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:6 - In all thy ways know thou Him, And He doth make straight thy paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:7 - Be not wise in thine own eyes, Fear Jehovah, and turn aside from evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:8 - Healing it is to thy navel, And moistening to thy bones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:9 - Honour Jehovah from thy substance, And from the beginning of all thine increase;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:10 - And filled are thy barns with plenty, And with new wine thy presses break forth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:11 - Chastisement of Jehovah, my son, despise not, And be not vexed with His reproof,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:12 - For whom Jehovah loveth He reproveth, Even as a father the son He is pleased with.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:13 - O the happiness of a man who hath found wisdom, And of a man who bringeth forth understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:14 - For better is her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold -- her increase.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:15 - Precious she is above rubies, And all thy pleasures are not comparable to her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:16 - Length of days is in her right hand, In her left are wealth and honour.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:17 - Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:18 - A tree of life she is to those laying hold on her, And whoso is retaining her is happy.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:19 - Jehovah by wisdom did found the earth, He prepared the heavens by understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:20 - By His knowledge depths have been rent, And clouds do drop dew.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:21 - My son! let them not turn from thine eyes, Keep thou wisdom and thoughtfulness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:22 - And they are life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:23 - Then thou goest thy way confidently, And thy foot doth not stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:24 - If thou liest down, thou art not afraid, Yea, thou hast lain down, And sweet hath been thy sleep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:25 - Be not afraid of sudden fear, And of the desolation of the wicked when it cometh.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:26 - For Jehovah is at thy side, And He hath kept thy foot from capture.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:27 - Withhold not good from its owners, When thy hand is toward God to do it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:28 - Say not thou to thy friend, 'Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,' And substance with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:29 - Devise not against thy neighbour evil, And he sitting confidently with thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:30 - Strive not with a man without cause, If he have not done thee evil.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:31 - Be not envious of a man of violence, Nor fix thou on any of his ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:32 - For an abomination to Jehovah is the perverted, And with the upright is His secret counsel.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:33 - The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked. And the habitation of the righteous He blesseth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:34 - If the scorners He doth scorn, Yet to the humble He doth give grace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 3:35 - Honour do the wise inherit, And fools are bearing away shame!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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