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Proverbs 4 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:1 - Hear, ye sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:2 - For good learning I have given to you, My law forsake not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:3 - For, a son I have been to my father -- tender, And an only one before my mother.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:4 - And he directeth me, and he saith to me: 'Let thy 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 sayings of my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:6 - Forsake her not, and she doth preserve thee, Love her, and she doth keep thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:7 - The first thing is wisdom -- get wisdom, And with all thy getting get understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:8 - Exalt her, and she doth lift thee up, She honoureth thee, when thou dost embrace her.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:9 - She giveth to thy head a wreath of grace, A crown of beauty she doth give thee freely.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:10 - Hear, my son, and receive my sayings, And years of life are multiplied to thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:11 - In a way of wisdom I have directed thee, I have caused thee to tread in paths of uprightness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:12 - In thy walking thy step is not straitened, And if thou runnest, thou stumblest not.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:13 - Lay hold on instruction, do not desist, Keep her, for she is thy life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:14 - Into the path of the wicked enter not, And be not happy in a way of evil doers.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:15 - Avoid it, pass not over into it, Turn aside from it, and pass on.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:16 - For they sleep not if they do not evil, And their sleep hath been taken violently away, If they cause not some to stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:17 - For they have eaten bread of wickedness, And wine of violence they drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:18 - And the path of the righteous is as a shining light, Going and brightening till the day is established,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:19 - The way of the wicked is as darkness, They have not known at what they stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:20 - My son, to my words give attention, To my sayings incline thine ear,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:21 - Let them not turn aside from thine eyes, Preserve them in the midst of thy heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:22 - For life they are to those finding them, And to all their flesh healing.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:23 - Above every charge keep thy heart, For out of it are the outgoings of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:24 - Turn aside from thee a froward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:25 - Thine eyes do look straightforward, And thine eyelids look straight before thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:26 - Ponder thou the path of thy feet, And all thy ways are established.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 4:27 - Incline not to the right or to the left, Turn aside thy foot from evil!

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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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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