Proverbs 4:6-16 NIV

6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you;1 love her, and she will watch over you.2

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7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all3 you have,a get understanding.4

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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.5

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      9 She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor.6"

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      10 Listen, my son,7 accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.8

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      11 I guide9 you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.10

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      12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.11

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      13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.12

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      14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.13

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      15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
      16 For they cannot sleep till they do evil;14 they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.

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