Proverbs 3:2-12 NIV

2 for they will prolong your life many years1 and bring you prosperity.2

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3 Let love and faithfulness3 never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.4

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4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.5

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5 Trust in the LORD 6 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 paths7 straight.a8

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    • a 3:6 - Or "will direct your paths"
      7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;9 fear the LORD 10 and shun evil.11

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      8 This will bring health to your body12 and nourishment to your bones.13

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      9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits14 of all your crops;

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      10 then your barns will be filled15 to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.16

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      11 My son,17 do not despise the LORD's discipline18 and do not resent his rebuke,

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      12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,19 as a fatherb the son he delights in.20

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