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Proverbs 4:1-13

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.