Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 3

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Proverbs 3

NLT 1 My child, never forget the things I have taught you. Store my commands in your heart, NIV 1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, NLT 2 for they will give you a long and satisfying life. NIV 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. NLT 3 Never let loyalty and kindness get away from you! Wear them like a necklace; write them deep within your heart. NIV 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. NLT 4 Then you will find favor with both God and people, and you will gain a good reputation. NIV 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. NLT 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. NIV 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; NLT 6 Seek his will in all you do, and he will direct your paths. NIV 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. NLT 7 Don't be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the LORD and turn your back on evil. NIV 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. NLT 8 Then you will gain renewed health and vitality. NIV 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. NLT 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the best part of everything your land produces. NIV 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; NLT 10 Then he will fill your barns with grain, and your vats will overflow with the finest wine. NIV 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. NLT 11 My child, don't ignore it when the LORD disciplines you, and don't be discouraged when he corrects you. NIV 11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, NLT 12 For the LORD corrects those he loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights. NIV 12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. NLT 13 Happy is the person who finds wisdom and gains understanding. NIV 13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, NLT 14 For the profit of wisdom is better than silver, and her wages are better than gold. NIV 14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. NLT 15 Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. NIV 15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. NLT 16 She offers you life in her right hand, and riches and honor in her left. NIV 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. NLT 17 She will guide you down delightful paths; all her ways are satisfying. NIV 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. NLT 18 Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly. NIV 18 She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed. NLT 19 By wisdom the LORD founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens. NIV 19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth's foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; NLT 20 By his knowledge the deep fountains of the earth burst forth, and the clouds poured down rain. NIV 20 by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew. NLT 21 My child, don't lose sight of good planning and insight. Hang on to them, NIV 21 My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; NLT 22 for they fill you with life and bring you honor and respect. NIV 22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. NLT 23 They keep you safe on your way and keep your feet from stumbling. NIV 23 Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble; NLT 24 You can lie down without fear and enjoy pleasant dreams. NIV 24 when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. NLT 25 You need not be afraid of disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, NIV 25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, NLT 26 for the LORD is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap. NIV 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. NLT 27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it when it's in your power to help them. NIV 27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. NLT 28 If you can help your neighbor now, don't say, "Come back tomorrow, and then I'll help you." NIV 28 Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow"-- when you now have it with you. NLT 29 Do not plot against your neighbors, for they trust you. NIV 29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you. NLT 30 Don't make accusations against someone who hasn't wronged you. NIV 30 Do not accuse a man for no reason-- when he has done you no harm. NLT 31 Do not envy violent people; don't copy their ways. NIV 31 Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways, NLT 32 Such wicked people are an abomination to the LORD, but he offers his friendship to the godly. NIV 32 for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence. NLT 33 The curse of the LORD is on the house of the wicked, but his blessing is on the home of the upright. NIV 33 The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous. NLT 34 The LORD mocks at mockers, but he shows favor to the humble. NIV 34 He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble. NLT 35 The wise inherit honor, but fools are put to shame! NIV 35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.