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Proverbs 3 DBY/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, forget not my teaching, and let thy heart observe my commandments; 1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for length of days, and years of life, and peace shall they add to thee. 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
3 Let not loving-kindness and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck, write them upon the tablet of thy heart: 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
4 and thou shalt find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
5 Confide in Jehovah with all thy heart, and lean not unto thine own intelligence; 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will make plain thy paths. 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
7 Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear Jehovah, and depart from evil: 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 it shall be health for thy navel, and moisture for thy bones. 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
9 Honour Jehovah with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase; 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 so shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy vats shall overflow with new wine. 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
11 My son, despise not the instruction of Jehovah, neither be weary of his chastisement; 11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke,
12 for whom Jehovah loveth he chasteneth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth. 12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
13 Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding,
14 For the gain thereof is better than the gain of silver, and her revenue than fine gold. 14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not equal unto her. 15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; in her left hand riches and honour. 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her; and happy is he that retaineth her. 18 She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.
19 Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens. 19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;
20 By his knowledge the deeps were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew. 20 by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
21 My son, let them not depart from thine eyes; keep sound wisdom and discretion: 21 My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;
22 so shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace unto thy neck. 22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely, and thy foot shall not stumble; 23 Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble;
24 when thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid, but thou shalt lie down and thy sleep shall be sweet. 24 when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the destruction of the wicked, when it cometh; 25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 for Jehovah shall be thy confidence, and he will keep thy foot from being taken. 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thy hand to do it. 27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.
28 Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to-morrow I will give, when thou hast it by thee. 28 Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow"-- when you now have it with you.
29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. 29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.
30 Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. 30 Do not accuse a man for no reason-- when he has done you no harm.
31 Envy not the man of violence, and choose none of his ways. 31 Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways,
32 For the perverse is an abomination to Jehovah; but his secret is with the upright. 32 for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
33 The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked; but he blesseth the habitation 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 indeed scorneth the scorners; but he giveth grace unto the lowly. 34 He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
35 The wise shall inherit glory; but shame shall be the promotion of the foolish. 35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.