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Proverbs 3:1-20 CEBA/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.