Proverbs 3:1–12


My son, don’t forget my teaching,

but let your heart keep my commands;y

for they will bring you

many days, a full life,C,z and well-being.aa

Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you.

Tie them around your neck;

write them on the tablet of your heart.ab

Then you will find favor and high regard

with God and people.ac

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,ad

and do not rely on your own understanding;ae

in all your ways know him,

and he will make your paths straight.af

Don’t be wise in your own eyes;ag

fear the Lord and turn away from evil.ah

This will be healing for your bodyD,ai

and strengthening for your bones.aj

Honor the Lord with your possessions

and with the first produce of your entire harvest;a

10 then your barns will be completely filled,

and your vats will overflow with new wine.b

11 Do not despise the Lord’s instruction, my son,

and do not loathe his discipline;c

12 for the Lord disciplines the one he loves,

just as a father disciplines the son in whom he delights.d

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