Proverbs 3:12-22 NIV

12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,1 as a fathera the son he delights in.2

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    • b 3:12 - Hebrew; Septuagint "/ and he punishes"
      13 Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding,
      14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.3

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      15 She is more precious than rubies;4 nothing you desire can compare with her.5

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      16 Long life is in her right hand;6 in her left hand are riches and honor.7

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      17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.8

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      18 She is a tree of life9 to those who embrace her; those who lay hold of her will be blessed.10

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      19 By wisdom11 the LORD laid the earth's foundations,12 by understanding he set the heavens13 in place;

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      20 by his knowledge the deeps were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
      21 My son,14 preserve sound judgment and discernment, do not let them out of your sight;15

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      22 they will be life for you,16 an ornament to grace your neck.17

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