But let thy heart keep my commandments:
And peace, will they add to thee.
Bind them about thy neck;
Write them upon the tablet of thy heart:
In the sight of God and man.
And lean not upon thine own understanding:
And he will direct thy paths.
Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil:
And marrow to thy bones.
And with the first-fruits of all thine increase:
And thy vats shall overflow with new wine.
Neither be weary of his reproof:
Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
And the man that getteth understanding.
And the profit thereof than fine gold.
And none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her.
In her left hand are riches and honor.
And all her paths are peace.
And happy is every one that retaineth her.
By understanding he established the heavens.
And the skies drop down the dew.
Keep sound wisdom and discretion:
And grace to thy neck.
And thy foot shall not stumble.
Yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
Neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh:
And will keep thy foot from being taken.
When it is in the power of thy hand to do it.
And to-morrow I will give;
When thou hast it by thee.
Seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
If he have done thee no harm.
And choose none of his ways.
But his friendship is with the upright.
But he blesseth the habitation of the righteous.
But he giveth grace unto the lowly.
But shame shall be the promotion of fools.
About American Standard Version
The ASV has long been regarded by many scholars as the most literal English translation since the King James Version—maybe the most literal translation ever. This has made the translation very popular for careful English Bible study, but not for ease of reading. While the KJV was translated entirely from “western manuscripts,” the ASV 1901 was influenced also by the older “eastern manuscripts” that form the basis for most of our modern English translations. Because the ASV 1901 is very difficult to find in print, Logos is pleased to be able to preserve and distribute this significant work. This is an excellent choice for comparative English study.