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Proverbs 4

NIV 1 Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. NIV 1 Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. NIV 2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. NIV 2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. NIV 3 When I was a boy in my father's house, still tender, and an only child of my mother, NIV 3 When I was a boy in my father's house, still tender, and an only child of my mother, NIV 4 he taught me and said, "Lay hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands and you will live. NIV 4 he taught me and said, "Lay hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands and you will live. NIV 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. NIV 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. NIV 6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. NIV 6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. NIV 7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. NIV 7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. NIV 8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. NIV 8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. NIV 9 She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor." NIV 9 She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor." NIV 10 Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. NIV 10 Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. NIV 11 I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. NIV 11 I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. NIV 12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. NIV 12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. NIV 13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. NIV 13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. NIV 14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk 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. NIV 15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. NIV 15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. NIV 16 For they cannot sleep till they do evil; they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall. NIV 16 For they cannot sleep till they do evil; they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall. NIV 17 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. NIV 18 The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. NIV 18 The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. NIV 19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. NIV 19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. NIV 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. NIV 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. NIV 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; NIV 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; NIV 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body. NIV 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body. NIV 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. NIV 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. NIV 24 Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. NIV 24 Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. NIV 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. NIV 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. NIV 26 Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. NIV 26 Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. NIV 27 Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil. NIV 27 Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.