Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 3

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Proverbs 3

RSV 1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments; NIV 1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, RSV 2 for length of days and years of life and abundant welfare will they give you. NIV 2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity. RSV 3 Let not loyalty and faithfulness forsake you; bind them about your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. NIV 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. RSV 4 So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man. NIV 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. RSV 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. NIV 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; RSV 6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. NIV 6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. RSV 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil. NIV 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. RSV 8 It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. NIV 8 This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones. RSV 9 Honor the LORD with your substance and with the first fruits of all your produce; NIV 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; RSV 10 then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will be bursting with wine. NIV 10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine. RSV 11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline or be weary of his reproof, NIV 11 My son, do not despise the LORD's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, RSV 12 for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights. NIV 12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. RSV 13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding, NIV 13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, RSV 14 for the gain from it is better than gain from silver and its profit better than gold. NIV 14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. RSV 15 She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. NIV 15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. RSV 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. NIV 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. RSV 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. NIV 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. RSV 18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called happy. NIV 18 She is a tree of life to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed. RSV 19 The LORD by wisdom 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; RSV 20 by his knowledge the deeps broke forth, and the clouds drop down the dew. NIV 20 by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew. RSV 21 My son, keep sound wisdom and discretion; let them not escape from your sight, NIV 21 My son, preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight; RSV 22 and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. NIV 22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. RSV 23 Then you will walk on your way securely and your foot will not stumble. NIV 23 Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble; RSV 24 If you sit down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. NIV 24 when you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. RSV 25 Do not be afraid of sudden panic, or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes; NIV 25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, RSV 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. NIV 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared. RSV 27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it. NIV 27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. RSV 28 Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and come again, tomorrow I will give it" --when you have it with you. NIV 28 Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow"-- when you now have it with you. RSV 29 Do not plan evil against your neighbor who dwells trustingly beside you. NIV 29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you. RSV 30 Do not contend with a man for no reason, when he has done you no harm. NIV 30 Do not accuse a man for no reason-- when he has done you no harm. RSV 31 Do not envy a man of violence and do not choose any of his ways; NIV 31 Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways, RSV 32 for the perverse man is an abomination to the LORD, but the upright are in his confidence. NIV 32 for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence. RSV 33 The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the abode of the righteous. NIV 33 The LORD's curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous. RSV 34 Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he shows favor. NIV 34 He mocks proud mockers but gives grace to the humble. RSV 35 The wise will inherit honor, but fools get disgrace. NIV 35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.