Proverbs 3:21-35 NIV

21 My son,1 preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;2

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22 they will be life for you,3 an ornament to grace your neck.4

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23 Then you will go on your way in safety,5 and your foot will not stumble;6

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24 when you lie down,7 you will not be afraid;8 when you lie down, your sleep9 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 confidence10 and will keep your foot11 from being snared.12

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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.13

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29 Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.14

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30 Do not accuse a man for no reason-- when he has done you no harm.
31 Do not envy15 a violent man or choose any of his ways,

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32 for the LORD detests a perverse man16 but takes the upright into his confidence.17

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33 The LORD's curse18 is on the house of the wicked,19 but he blesses the home of the righteous.20

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34 He mocks21 proud mockers22 but gives grace to the humble.23

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