My son, 1do not forget my ateaching, But let your heart2keep my commandments;
For 3length of days and years of life And peace they will add to you.
Do not let 4kindness and truthleave you; 5Bind them around your neck, 6Write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will 7findfavor and 8goodbrepute In the sight of God and man.
59Trust in the LORD with all your heart And 10do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways11acknowledge Him, And He will 12make your pathsstraight.
713Do not be wise in your own eyes; 14Fear the LORD and turnaway from evil.
It will be 15healing to your cbody And 16refreshment to your bones.
917Honor the LORD from your wealth And from the 18first of all your produce;
So your 19barns will be filled with plenty And your 20vats will overflow with newwine.
1121My son, do not reject the ddiscipline of the LORD Or loathe His reproof,
For 22whom the LORDloves He reproves, Even 23as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.
1324How blessed is the man who findswisdom And the man who gainsunderstanding.
For her 25profit is betterthan the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold.
She is 26morepreciousthanejewels; And nothing you desirecompares with her.
16f27Longlife is in her righthand; In her lefthand are 28riches and honor.
Her 29ways are pleasantways And all her paths are 30peace.
She is a 31tree of life to those who takehold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast.
The LORD32by wisdomfounded the earth, By understanding He 33established the heavens.
By His knowledge the 34deeps were broken up And the 35skiesdrip with dew.