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

 
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21 My child, don't lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to them, 21 My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;
22 for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. 22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck.
23 They keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling. 23 Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble;
24 You can lie down without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. 24 when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
25 You need not be afraid of disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, 25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 for the LORD is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap. 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared.
27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it's in your power to help them. 27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.
28 If you can help your neighbor now, don't say, "Come back tomorrow, and then I'll help 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 plot against your neighbors, for they trust you. 29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.
30 Don't make accusations against someone who hasn't wronged you. 30 Do not accuse a man for no reason-- when he has done you no harm.
31 Do not envy violent people; don't copy their ways. 31 Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways,
32 Such wicked people are an abomination to the LORD, but he offers his friendship to the godly. 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 his blessing is on the home of the upright. 33 The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.
34 The LORD mocks at mockers, but he shows favor to the humble. 34 He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble.
35 The wise inherit honor, but fools are put to shame! 35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.