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Proverbs 3:21–24

21  My son, hdo not lose sight of these—

keep sound wisdom and discretion,

22  and they will be ilife for your soul

and jadornment for your neck.

23  kThen you will walk on your way securely,

land your foot will not stumble.

24  mIf you lie down, you will not be afraid;

when you lie down, nyour sleep will be sweet.

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Proverbs 3:21–24 — The New International Version (NIV)

21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,

preserve sound judgment and discretion;

22 they will be life for you,

an ornament to grace your neck.

23 Then you will go on your way in safety,

and your foot will not stumble.

24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;

when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Proverbs 3:21–24 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes:

Keep sound wisdom and discretion:

22 So shall they be life unto thy soul,

And grace to thy neck.

23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely,

And thy foot shall not stumble.

24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid:

Yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Proverbs 3:21–24 — New Living Translation (NLT)

21 My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment.

Hang on to them,

22 for they will refresh your soul.

They are like jewels on a necklace.

23 They keep you safe on your way,

and your feet will not stumble.

24 You can go to bed without fear;

you will lie down and sleep soundly.

Proverbs 3:21–24 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

21 My son, let them not depart from your eyes—

Keep sound wisdom and discretion;

22 So they will be life to your soul

And grace to your neck.

23 Then you will walk safely in your way,

And your foot will not stumble.

24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;

Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.

Proverbs 3:21–24 — New Century Version (NCV)

21 My child, hold on to wisdom and good sense.

Don’t let them out of your sight.

22 They will give you life

and beauty like a necklace around your neck.

23 Then you will go your way in safety,

and you will not get hurt.

24 When you lie down, you won’t be afraid;

when you lie down, you will sleep in peace.

Proverbs 3:21–24 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

21 My son, let them not depart from thine eyes;

Keep sound wisdom and discretion:

22 So shall they be life unto thy soul,

And grace to thy neck.

23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely,

And thy foot shall not stumble.

24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid:

Yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Proverbs 3:21–24 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

21 My son, let them not depart from thine eyes; keep sound wisdom and discretion: 22 so shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace unto thy neck. 23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely, and thy foot shall not stumble; 24 when thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid, but thou shalt lie down and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Proverbs 3:21–24 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

21 My son,

do not lose sight of these things.

Use priceless wisdom and foresight.

22 Then they will mean life for you,

and they will grace your neck.

23 Then you will go safely on your way,

and you will not hurt your foot.

24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid.

As you lie there, your sleep will be sweet.

Proverbs 3:21–24 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

21 Maintain your competence and discretion.

My son, don’t lose sight of them.

22 They will be life for you

and adornment for your neck.

23 Then you will go safely on your way;

your foot will not stumble.

24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;

you will lie down, and your sleep will be pleasant.

Proverbs 3:21–24 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

21 My child, do not let these escape from your sight:

keep sound wisdom and prudence,

22 and they will be life for your soul

and adornment for your neck.

23 Then you will walk on your way securely

and your foot will not stumble.

24 If you sit down, you will not be afraid;

when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Proverbs 3:21–24 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

21 My child, may they not escape from your sight;

may you keep sound wisdom and prudence.

22 They shall be life for your soul

and adornment for your neck.

23 Then you will walk in the confidence of your ways,

and your foot will not stumble.

24 If you sit down, you will not panic,

and if you lie down, then your sleep shall be sweet.

Proverbs 3:21–24 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

21 My son, hold on to good sense and the understanding of what is right.

Don’t let them out of your sight.

22 They will be life for you.

They will be like a gracious necklace around your neck.

23 Then you will go on your way in safety.

You will not trip and fall.

24 When you lie down, you won’t be afraid.

When you lie down, you will sleep soundly.

Proverbs 3:21–24 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

21 My son, let them not vanish from your sight;

Keep sound wisdom and discretion,

22 So they will be life to your soul

And adornment to your neck.

23 Then you will walk in your way securely

And your foot will not stumble.

24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;

When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.