aBut let thine heart keep my commandments:
And cpeace, shall they add to thee.
3 Let not dmercy and truth forsake thee:
ffWrite them upon the table of thine heart:
gIn the sight of God and man.
5 iTrust in the Lord with all thine heart;
And jlean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways kacknowledge him,
And lhe shall direct thy paths.
7 mBe not wise in thine own eyes:
8 It shall be †health to thy navel,
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:
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.
And happy is every one that retaineth her.
20 By his knowledge hthe depths are broken up,
21 My son, klet not them depart from thine eyes:
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.
And shall tkeep thy foot from being taken.
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.
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.
But he giveth grace unto the lowly.
35 gThe wise shall inherit glory:
But shame †shall be the promotion of fools.
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.