Proverbs 3:3-13 NIV

3 Let love and faithfulness1 never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.2

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4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.3

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5 Trust in the LORD 4 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 paths5 straight.a6

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    • a 3:6 - Or "will direct your paths"
      7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;7 fear the LORD 8 and shun evil.9

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      8 This will bring health to your body10 and nourishment to your bones.11

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      9 Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits12 of all your crops;

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      10 then your barns will be filled13 to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.14

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      11 My son,15 do not despise the LORD's discipline16 and do not resent his rebuke,

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      12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves,17 as a fatherb the son he delights in.18

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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,