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Admonition to Trust and Honor God

3 My child, do not forget my teaching,

but let your heart keep my commandments;

2 for length of days and years of life

and abundant welfare they will give you.

3 Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you;

bind them around your neck,

write them on the tablet of your heart.

4 So you will find favor and good repute

in the sight of God and of people.

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,

and do not rely on your own insight.

6 In all your ways acknowledge him,

and he will make straight your paths.

7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;

fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

8 It will be a healing for your flesh

and a refreshment for your body.

9 Honor the Lord with your substance

and with the first fruits of all your produce;

10 then your barns will be filled with plenty,

and your vats will be bursting with wine.

11 My child, do not despise the Lord’s discipline

or be weary of his reproof,

12 for the Lord reproves the one he loves,

as a father the son in whom he delights.


About The New Revised Standard Version

The original Revised Standard Version served as a standard for nearly forty years. The New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha maintains the traditions of the older version with fresh new vocabulary and modern English construction.


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