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Proverbs 3:1–13

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Wisdom Bestows Well-Being

3 My son,x do not forget my teaching,y

but keep my commands in your heart,

for they will prolong your life many yearsz

and bring you peace and prosperity.a

Let love and faithfulnessb never leave you;

bind them around your neck,

write them on the tablet of your heart.c

Then you will win favor and a good name

in the sight of God and man.d

Trust in the Lorde with all your heart

and lean not on your own understanding;

in all your ways submit to him,

and he will make your pathsf straight.a g

Do not be wise in your own eyes;h

fear the Lordi and shun evil.j

This will bring health to your bodyk

and nourishment to your bones.l

Honor the Lord with your wealth,

with the firstfruitsm of all your crops;

10 then your barns will be filledn to overflowing,

and your vats will brim over with new wine.o

11 My son,p do not despise the Lord’s discipline,q

and do not resent his rebuke,

12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,r

as a father the son he delights in.b s

13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,

those who gain understanding,

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