3 My child, do not forget my instruction,
and may your heart guard my commands.
and peace theya shall add to you.
3 May loyal loveb and truth not forsake you;
bind them around your neck,
write them upon your heart.
4 And you shall find favor and good sensec
in the eyes of God and humankind.
5 ⌊Trust Yahweh⌋d with all your heart;
do not lean toward your own understanding.
and he will straighten your paths.
fear Yahweh and retreat from evil.
8 There shall be healing for your ⌊flesh⌋,e
and refreshment for your body.
9 Honor Yahweh from your substance,f
and from the firstfruits of all that will come to you,
and your vats shall burst with new wine.
11 Do not despise the discipline of Yahweh, my child.
Do not be weary of his reproof
as a father delights in his son.
13 Happy is ⌊the one⌋g who finds wisdom,
and one who obtains understanding.
14 For herh income is better than the income of silver,
and her revenue than that of gold.
and all your desires shall not compare with her.
in her left hand are riches and honor.
and all her paths are peace.
those who take hold of her are considered happy.
19 Yahweh in wisdom founded the earth;
he established the heavens in understanding.
and clouds dropped dew.
may you keep sound wisdom and prudence.
22 They shall be life for your soulk
and adornmentl for your neck.
and your foot will not stumble.
24 If you sit down, you will not panic,m
and if you lie down, then your sleep shall be sweet.
25 Do not be afraid of sudden panic,n
or the storm of wickedness that will come.
26 Yahweh will be ⌊your confidence⌋o
and guard your foot from capture.
27 Do not withhold good from its ownerp
when it is in the power of your hand to do.
“Go and return and tomorrow I will give it,”
⌊when it is with you⌋.q
who dwells in confidence beside you.
when he did not do you harm.
and do not choose any of his ways,
but those who are upright are his confidence.
and the abode of the righteous ones he blesses.
but to those who are humble, he gives favor.
but stubborn fools, disgrace.
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