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Proverbs 4

TNIV 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. TNIV 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. TNIV 3 For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother. NIV 3 When I was a boy in my father's house, still tender, and an only child of my mother, TNIV 4 Then he taught me, and he said to me, "Take 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. TNIV 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. NIV 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them. TNIV 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. TNIV 7 The beginning of wisdom is this: 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. TNIV 8 Cherish 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. TNIV 9 She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown." NIV 9 She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor." TNIV 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. TNIV 11 I instruct 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. TNIV 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. TNIV 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. TNIV 14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. NIV 14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. TNIV 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. TNIV 16 For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble. NIV 16 For they cannot sleep till they do evil; they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall. TNIV 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. TNIV 18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, 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. TNIV 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. TNIV 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. NIV 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. TNIV 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; TNIV 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one's whole body. NIV 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body. TNIV 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. NIV 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. TNIV 24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. NIV 24 Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. TNIV 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. TNIV 26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. NIV 26 Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. TNIV 27 Do not turn 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.