3 My child, do not forget my teaching,
but keep my commands in mind.
and your life will be successful.
Wear them like a necklace.
Write them on your heart as if on a tablet.
and will please both God and people.
and don’t depend on your own understanding.
and he will give you success.
Respect the Lord and refuse to do wrong.
and your bones will be strong.
and the firstfruits from all your crops.
and your wine barrels will overflow with new wine.
and don’t get angry when he corrects you.
just as parents correct the child they delight in.
the one who gets understanding.
it brings more profit than gold.
nothing you could want is equal to it.
and with her left hand she gives you riches and honor.
and will bring you peace.
and everyone who uses it will be happy.
He set the sky in place, using his understanding.
and the clouds drop rain on the earth.
Don’t let them out of your sight.
and beauty like a necklace around your neck.
and you will not get hurt.
when you lie down, you will sleep in peace.
you won’t fear the ruin that comes to the wicked,
He will keep you from being trapped.
do good to people who need help.
don’t say, “Come back later.
I will give it to you tomorrow.”
who lives nearby and trusts you.
don’t accuse someone who has not harmed you.
and don’t choose to be like them.
but he is a friend to those who are honest.
but he will bless the home of those who do right.
but he gives grace to those who are not proud.
but fools will be disgraced.
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