Proverbs 4:5-15 NIV

5 Get wisdom,1 get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them.

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6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;2 love her, and she will watch over you.3

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7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all4 you have,a get understanding.5

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    • a 4:7 - Or "Whatever else you get"
      8 Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.6

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      9 She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor.7"

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      10 Listen, my son,8 accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.9

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      11 I guide10 you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.11

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      12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.12

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      13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.13

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      14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.14

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      15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.