Proverbs 3:1-12 NIV

Further Benefits of Wisdom

1 My son,1 do not forget my teaching,2 but keep my commands in your heart,

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2 for they will prolong your life many years3 and bring you prosperity.4

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3 Let love and faithfulness5 never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.6

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4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.7

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5 Trust in the LORD 8 with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

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6 in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths9 straight.a10

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    • a 3:6 - Or "will direct your paths"
      7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;11 fear the LORD 12 and shun evil.13

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      8 This will bring health to your body14 and nourishment to your bones.15

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      9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits16 of all your crops;

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      10 then your barns will be filled17 to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.18

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      11 My son,19 do not despise the LORD's discipline20 and do not resent his rebuke,

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      12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,21 as a fatherb the son he delights in.22

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        • b 3:12 - Hebrew; Septuagint "/ and he punishes"