Proverbs 3:12-22 NIV

12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.a

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    • g 3:12 - Hebrew; Septuagint "loves, / and he chastens everyone he accepts as his child"
      13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
      14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.

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      15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.

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      16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor.

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      17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.

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      18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.

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      19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place;

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      20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
      21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion;

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

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