Proverbs 3 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, forget not my law, and let thy heart keep my commandments. 1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
2 For they shall add to thee length of days, and years of life, and peace. 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
3 Let not mercy aud truth leave thee, put them about thy neck, and write them in the tables 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 grace, and good understanding before God and men. 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
5 Have confidence in the Lord with all thy heart, and lean not upon thy own prudence. 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps. 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
7 Be not wise in thy own conceit: fear God, and depart from evil: 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones. 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
9 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and give him of the first of all thy fruits; 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 And thy barns shall be filled with abundance, and thy presses shall run over with wine. 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.
11 My son, reject not the correction of the Lord: and do not faint when thou art chastised by him: 11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke,
12 For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth: and as a father in the son he pleaseth himself. 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 is rich in prudence: 13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding,
14 The purchasing thereof is better than the merchandise of silver, and her fruit than the chief and purest gold: 14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
15 She is more precious than all riches: and all the things that are desired, are not to be compared to her. 15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and glory. 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are beautiful ways, and all her paths are peaceable. 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and he that shall retain her is blessed. 18 She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.
19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth, hath established the heavens by prudence. 19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;
20 By his wisdom the depths have broken out, and the clouds grow thick with dew. 20 by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
21 My son, let not these things depart from thy eyes: keep the law and counsel: 21 My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;
22 And there shall be life to thy soul, and grace to thy mouth. 22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
23 Then shalt thou walk confidently in thy way, and thy foot shall not stumble: 23 Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble;
24 If thou sleep, thou shalt not fear: thou shalt rest, 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, nor of the power of the wicked falling upon thee. 25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 For the Lord will be at thy side, and will keep thy foot that thou be not taken. 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
27 Do not withhold him from doing good, who is able: if thou art able, do good thyself also. 27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.
28 Say not to thy friend: Go, and come again: and to morrow I will give to thee: when thou canst give at present. 28 Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow"-- when you now have it with you.
29 Practise not evil against thy friend, when he hath confidence in thee. 29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.
30 Strive not against a man without cause, when he hath done thee no evil. 30 Do not accuse a man for no reason-- when he has done you no harm.
31 Envy not the unjust man, and do not follow his ways. 31 Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways,
32 For every mocker is an abomination to the Lord, and his communication is with the simple. 32 for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
33 Want is from the Lord in the house of the wicked: but the habitations of the just shall be blessed. 33 The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.
34 He shall scorn the scorners, and to the meek he will give grace. 34 He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
35 The wise shall possess glory: the promotion of fools is disgrace. 35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.