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Proverbs 4:1–10

Security in Wisdom

4 Hear, amy children, the instruction of a father,

And give attention to know understanding;

2 For I give you good doctrine:

Do not forsake my law.

3 When I was my father’s son,

bTender and the only one in the sight of my mother,

4 cHe also taught me, and said to me:

“Let your heart retain my words;

dKeep my commands, and live.

5 eGet wisdom! Get understanding!

Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

6 Do not forsake her, and she will preserve you;

fLove her, and she will keep you.

7 gWisdom is the principal thing;

Therefore get wisdom.

And in all your getting, get understanding.

8 hExalt her, and she will promote you;

She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.

9 She will place on your head ian ornament of grace;

A crown of glory she will deliver to you.”

10 Hear, my son, and receive my sayings,

jAnd the years of your life will be many.

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