Proverbs 4:20-27 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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20 Pay attention, my child, to what I say. Listen carefully. 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.
21 Don't lose sight of my words. Let them penetrate deep within your heart, 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;
22 for they bring life and radiant health to anyone who discovers their meaning. 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.
23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it affects everything you do. 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
24 Avoid all perverse talk; stay far from corrupt speech. 24 Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Mark out a straight path for your feet; then stick to the path and stay safe. 26 Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.
27 Don't get sidetracked; keep your feet from following evil. 27 Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.