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3 My son, forget not my law;

aBut let thine heart keep my commandments:

For blength of days, and long life,

And cpeace, shall they add to thee.

Let not dmercy and truth forsake thee:

eBind them about thy fneck;

ffWrite them upon the table of thine heart:

gSo shalt thou find hfavour and ||good understanding

gIn the sight of God and man.

iTrust in the Lord with all thine heart;

And jlean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways kacknowledge him,

And lhe shall direct thy paths.

mBe not wise in thine own eyes:

nFear the Lord, and nodepart from evil.

It shall be health to thy navel,

And pmarrow to thy bones.

Honour the Lord with thy substance,

And with qthe firstfruits of all thine increase:

10  So shall thy rbarns be filled with plenty,

And thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

11  sMy son, despise not the chastening of the Lord;

Neither be weary of his correction:

12  For whom the Lord loveth he correcteth;

Even tas a father the son in whom he delighteth.

13  uHappy is the man that findeth wisdom,

And the man that getteth understanding.

14  For xthe merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver,

And the gain thereof than yfine gold.

15  She is more precious than zrubies:

And aall the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

16  bLength of days is in her right hand;

And in her left hand criches and honour.

17  dHer ways are ways of pleasantness,

And all her paths are peace.

18  She is ea tree of life to them that eelay hold upon her:

And happy is every one that retaineth her.

19  fThe Lord gby wisdom hath founded the earth;

gBy understanding hath he ||established the heavens.

20  By his knowledge hthe depths are broken up,

And ithe clouds drop down jthe dew.

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

Keep lsound wisdom and mdiscretion:

22  So shall they be nlife unto thy soul,

And grace to thy oneck.

23  pThen shalt thou walk in thy way safely,

And qthy foot shall not stumble.

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

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

25  sBe not afraid of sudden fear,

ssNeither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

26  For the Lord shall be thy confidence,

And shall tkeep thy foot from being taken.

27  uWithhold not good from them to whom it is due,

When it is xin the power of thine hand to do it.

28  ySay not unto thy neighbour,

Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give;

When thou hast it by thee.

29  ||Devise not evil against thy neighbour,

Seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

30  zStrive not with a man without cause,

If he have done thee no harm.

31  aEnvy thou not the oppressor,

And choose none of his ways.

32  For the bfroward is abomination to the Lord:

But chis secret is with the righteous.

33  dThe curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked:

But ddhe blesseth the habitation of the just.

34  Surely ehe scorneth the fscorners:

But he giveth grace unto the lowly.

35  gThe wise shall inherit glory:

But shame shall be the promotion of fools.

KJV 1900

About King James Version

This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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