Proverbs 3:19-35 NIV

19 By wisdom1 the LORD laid the earth's foundations,2 by understanding he set the heavens3 in place;

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20 by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
21 My son,4 preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;5

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22 they will be life for you,6 an ornament to grace your neck.7

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23 Then you will go on your way in safety,8 and your foot will not stumble;9

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24 when you lie down,10 you will not be afraid;11 when you lie down, your sleep12 will be sweet.

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25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 for the LORD will be your confidence13 and will keep your foot14 from being snared.15

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27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act.
28 Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow"-- when you now have it with you.16

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29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.17

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30 Do not accuse a man for no reason-- when he has done you no harm.
31 Do not envy18 a violent man or choose any of his ways,

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32 for the LORD detests a perverse man19 but takes the upright into his confidence.20

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33 The LORD's curse21 is on the house of the wicked,22 but he blesses the home of the righteous.23

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34 He mocks24 proud mockers25 but gives grace to the humble.26

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35 The wise inherit honor, but fools he holds up to shame.