Proverbs 3:21-35 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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21 My son, let not them 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 to thy neck. 22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, 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 : yea, 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 desolation of the wicked, when it cometh . 25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall 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 thine 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 thou not the oppressor , and choose none of his ways. 31 Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways,
32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous. 32 for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence.
33 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. 33 The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.
34 Surely he 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 fools. 35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.