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3 My son, don’t forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commands; s
Tie them around your neck;
write them on the tablet of your heart. w
in the sight of God and man. x
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, y
and do not rely on your own understanding; z
7 Don’t consider yourself to be wise; c
and strengthening for your bones. g
and with the first produce of your entire harvest; h
and your vats will overflow with new wine. i
and do not loathe His discipline; j
just as a father, the son he delights in. k
13 Happy is a man who finds wisdom l
and who acquires understanding,
and her revenue is better than gold. m
15 She is more precious than jewels; n
nothing you desire compares with her. o
16 Long life p is in her right hand;
in her left, riches and honor. q
17 Her ways are pleasant, r
and all her paths, peaceful.
18 She is a tree of life s to those who embrace her,
and those who hold on to her are happy.
19 The Lord founded the earth by wisdom t
and established the heavens by understanding.
20 By His knowledge the watery depths broke open, u
and the clouds dripped with dew. v
My son, don’t lose sight of them. w
and adornment a for your neck.
your foot will not stumble. b
you will lie down, and your sleep will be pleasant.
or the ruin of the wicked when it comes, e
26 for the Lord will be your confidence f
and will keep your foot from a snare. g
27 When it is in your power, h
don’t withhold good i from the one it belongs to.
I’ll give it tomorrow”—when it is there with you. j
29 Don’t plan any harm against your neighbor, k
for he trusts you and lives near you.
30 Don’t accuse anyone without cause, l
when he has done you no harm.
31 Don’t envy a violent man m
or choose any of his ways;
33 The Lord’s curse is on the household of the wicked, p
but He blesses the home of the righteous;
but gives grace to the humble. q
but He holds up fools to dishonor. r
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