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Proverbs 3 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, don't forget my instruction. Let your heart guard my commands, 1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
2 because they will help you live a long time and provide you with well-being. 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
3 Don't let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Bind them on your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 Then you will find favor and approval in the eyes of God and humanity. 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; don't rely on your own intelligence. 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 Know him in all your paths, and he will keep your ways straight. 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
7 Don't consider yourself wise. Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 Then your body will be healthy and your bones strengthened. 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
9 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first of all your crops. 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 Then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will burst with wine. 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
11 Don't reject the instruction of the LORD, my son; don't despise his correction. 11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke,
12 The LORD loves those he corrects, just like a father who treats his son with favor. 12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
13 Happy are those who find wisdom and those who gain understanding. 13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding,
14 Her profit is better than silver, and her gain better than gold. 14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
15 Her value exceeds pearls; all you desire can't compare with her. 15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 In her right hand is a long life; in her left are wealth and honor. 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant; all her paths are peaceful. 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who hold her tight are happy. 18 She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.
19 The LORD laid the foundations of the earth with wisdom, establishing the heavens with understanding. 19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;
20 With his knowledge, the watery depths burst open, and the skies drop dew. 20 by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
21 My son, don't let them slip from your eyes; hold on to sound judgment and discretion. 21 My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;
22 They will be life for your whole being, and an ornament for your neck. 22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
23 Then you will walk safely on your path, and your foot won't stumble. 23 Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble;
24 If you lie down, you won't be terrified. When you lie down, your sleep will be pleasant. 24 when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
25 Don't fear sudden terror or the ruin that comes to the wicked. 25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 The LORD will be your confidence; he will guard your feet from being snared. 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
27 Don't withhold good from someone who deserves it, when it is in your power to do so. 27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.
28 Don't say to your neighbor, "Go and come back; I'll give it to you tomorrow," when you have it. 28 Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow"-- when you now have it with you.
29 Don't plan to harm your neighbor who trusts and lives near you. 29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.
30 Don't accuse anyone without reason, when they haven't harmed you. 30 Do not accuse a man for no reason-- when he has done you no harm.
31 Don't envy violent people or choose any of their ways. 31 Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways,
32 Devious people are detestable to the LORD, but the virtuous are his close friends. 32 for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
33 The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous. 33 The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.
34 He mocks mockers, but he shows favor to the humble. 34 He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
35 The wise gain respect, but fools receive shame. 35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.