Proverbs 3:1-20 CSB

Trust the Lord

1 My son, don't forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commands;

References for Proverbs 3:1

      2 for they will bring you many days, a full life,a and well-being.b

      References for Proverbs 3:2

        • a 3:2 - Lit days, years of life
        • b 3:2 - Pr 4:1-4; 6:20-23; 7:1-3
          3 Never let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Tie them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart.c

          References for Proverbs 3:3

            • c 3:3 - Pr 6:21; 7:3
              4 Then you will find favor and high regard in the sight of God and man.d

              References for Proverbs 3:4

                • d 3:4 - Dt 4:6; Lk 2:52
                  5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding;
                  6 think about Him in all your ways, and He will guide you on the right paths.e

                  References for Proverbs 3:6

                    • e 3:6 - Pr 11:5
                      7 Don't consider yourself to be wise;f fear the Lord and turn away from evil.g

                      References for Proverbs 3:7

                        • f 3:7 - Pr 26:5,12; 28:11,26
                        • g 3:7 - Pr 16:6; Jb 1:1; Ps 37:27
                          8 This will be healing for your bodyh and strengthening for your bones.

                          References for Proverbs 3:8

                            • h 3:8 - Lit navel
                              9 Honor the Lord with your possessions and with the first produce of your entire harvest;i

                              References for Proverbs 3:9

                                • i 3:9 - Lv 23:9-14
                                  10 then your barns will be completely filled, and your vats will overflow with new wine.j

                                  References for Proverbs 3:10

                                      11 Do not despise the Lord's instruction, my son, and do not loathe His discipline;k

                                      References for Proverbs 3:11

                                        • k 3:11 - Pr 5:11-13; 15:5,31-33
                                          12 for the Lord disciplines the one He loves, just as a father, the son he delights in.l

                                          References for Proverbs 3:12

                                            • l 3:12 - Pr 13:24; Jb 5:17-18; Heb 12:5-7

                                              Wisdom Brings Happiness

                                              13 Happy is a man who finds wisdom and who acquires understanding,

                                              References for Proverbs 3:13

                                                  14 for she is more profitable than silver, and her revenue is better than gold.m

                                                  References for Proverbs 3:14

                                                    • m 3:14 - Pr 8:10,19; 16:16; 22:1
                                                      15 She is more precious than jewels; nothing you desire compares with her.n

                                                      References for Proverbs 3:15

                                                        • n 3:15 - Pr 8:11; 20:15
                                                          16 Long lifeo is in her right hand; in her left, riches and honor.p

                                                          References for Proverbs 3:16

                                                            • o 3:16 - Lit Length of days
                                                            • p 3:16 - Pr 8:18; 21:21; 22:4
                                                              17 Her ways are pleasant, and all her paths, peaceful.
                                                              18 She is a tree of life to those who embrace her, and those who hold on to her are happy.
                                                              19 The Lord founded the earth by wisdom and established the heavens by understanding.
                                                              20 By His knowledge the watery depths broke open,q and the clouds dripped with dew.

                                                              References for Proverbs 3:20