Proverbs 3:1-9 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My child, never forget the things I have taught you. Store my commands in your heart, 1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will give you a long and satisfying life. 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
3 Never let loyalty and kindness get away from you! Wear them like a necklace; write them deep within 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 with both God and people, and you will gain a good reputation. 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; do not depend on your own understanding. 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
7 Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn your back on evil. 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.
8 Then you will gain renewed health and vitality. 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
9 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces. 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;