Proverbs 4:7-17 NIV

7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all1 you have,a get understanding.2

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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.3

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      9 She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor.4"

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      10 Listen, my son,5 accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.6

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      11 I guide7 you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.8

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      12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.9

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      13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.10

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      14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.11

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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;12 they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.

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      17 They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.13

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