Proverbs 3 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep 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 they will add to you. 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
3 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around 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 So you will find favor and good repute 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 Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes ; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones. 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
9 Honor the LORD from your wealth And from the first of all your produce ; 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;
10 So your barns will be filled with plenty And your vats will 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, do not reject the discipline of the LORD Or loathe His reproof, 11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke,
12 For whom the LORD loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights. 12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.
13 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding. 13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding,
14 For her profit is better than the profit of silver And her gain better than fine gold. 14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.
15 She is more precious than jewels ; And nothing you desire compares with her. 15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand ; In her left hand are riches and honor. 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways 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 those who take hold of her, And happy are all who hold her fast. 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 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 drip with dew. 20 by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
21 My son, let them not vanish from your sight ; Keep sound wisdom and discretion, 21 My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;
22 So they will be life to your soul And adornment to your neck. 22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
23 Then you will walk in your way securely And your foot will not stumble. 23 Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble;
24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid ; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. 24 when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
25 Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes ; 25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 For the LORD will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught. 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in your power to do it. 27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.
28 Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and come back, And tomorrow I will give it," When you have it with you. 28 Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow"-- when you now have it with you.
29 Do not devise harm against your neighbor, While he lives securely beside you. 29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.
30 Do not contend with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm. 30 Do not accuse a man for no reason-- when he has done you no harm.
31 Do not envy a man of violence And do not choose any of his ways. 31 Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways,
32 For the devious are an abomination to the LORD ; But He is intimate with the upright. 32 for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
33 The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous. 33 The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.
34 Though He scoffs at the scoffers, Yet He gives grace to the afflicted. 34 He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
35 The wise will inherit honor, But fools display dishonor. 35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.