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Proverbs 4

ASV 1 Hear, [my] sons, the instruction of a father, And attend to know understanding: NIV 1 Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. ASV 2 For I give you good doctrine; Forsake ye not my law. NIV 2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. ASV 3 For I was a son unto my father, Tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. NIV 3 When I was a boy in my father's house, still tender, and an only child of my mother, ASV 4 And he taught me, and said unto me: Let thy heart retain my words; Keep my commandments, and live; NIV 4 he taught me and said, "Lay hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands and you will live. ASV 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; Forget not, neither decline from the words of my mouth; NIV 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. ASV 6 Forsake her not, and she will preserve thee; Love her, and she will keep thee. NIV 6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. ASV 7 Wisdom [is] the principal thing; [Therefore] get wisdom; Yea, with all thy getting get understanding. NIV 7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. ASV 8 Exalt her, and she will promote thee; She will bring thee to honor, when thou dost embrace her. NIV 8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. ASV 9 She will give to thy head a chaplet of grace; A crown of beauty will she deliver to thee. NIV 9 She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor." ASV 10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; And the years of thy life shall be many. NIV 10 Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. ASV 11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in paths of uprightness. NIV 11 I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. ASV 12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; And if thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. NIV 12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. ASV 13 Take fast hold of instruction; Let her not go: Keep her; For she is thy life. NIV 13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. ASV 14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, And walk not in the way of evil men. NIV 14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. ASV 15 Avoid it, pass not by it; Turn from it, and pass on. NIV 15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. ASV 16 For they sleep not, except they do evil; And their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. NIV 16 For they cannot sleep till they do evil; they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall. ASV 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, And drink the wine of violence. NIV 17 They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence. ASV 18 But the path of the righteous is as the dawning light, That shineth more and more unto the perfect day. NIV 18 The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. ASV 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: They know not at what they stumble. NIV 19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. ASV 20 My son, attend to my words; Incline thine ear unto my sayings. NIV 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. ASV 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep them in the midst of thy heart. NIV 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; ASV 22 For they are life unto those that find them, And health to all their flesh. NIV 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body. ASV 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; For out of it are the issues of life. NIV 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. ASV 24 Put away from thee a wayward mouth, And perverse lips put far from thee. NIV 24 Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. ASV 25 Let thine eyes look right on, And let thine eyelids look straight before thee. NIV 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. ASV 26 Make level the path of thy feet, And let all thy ways be established. NIV 26 Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. ASV 27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: Remove thy foot from evil. NIV 27 Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.