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.
My son, 36let them not gvanish from your sight; Keepsoundwisdom and discretion,
So they will be 37life to your soul And 38adornment to your neck.
23Then you will 39walk in your waysecurely And your foot will not 40stumble.
24When you 41liedown, you will not be afraid; When you liedown, your sleep will be sweet.
2542Do not be afraid of suddenfearNor of the h43onslaught of the wickedwhen it comes;
For the LORD will be iyour confidence And will 44keep your foot from being caught.
2745Do not withholdgood from jthose to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it.
2846Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and comeback, And tomorrow I will give it," When you have it with you.
2947Do not deviseharmagainst your neighbor, While he livessecurelybeside you.
3048Do not contend with a manwithoutcause, If he has done you noharm.
3149Do not envy a man of violence And do not chooseany of his ways.
For the 50devious are an abomination to the LORD; But kHe is 51intimate with the upright.
The 52curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He 53blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
34Though54He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet 55He givesgrace to the afflicted.
3556The wise will inherithonor, But foolsldisplaydishonor.