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Proverbs 4

KJV 1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding. NIV 1 Listen, my sons, to a father’s instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. KJV 2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. NIV 2 I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. KJV 3 For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother. NIV 3 For I too was a son to my father, still tender, and cherished by my mother. KJV 4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. NIV 4 Then he taught me, and he said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live. KJV 5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth. NIV 5 Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. KJV 6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee. NIV 6 Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. KJV 7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. NIV 7 The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding. KJV 8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her. NIV 8 Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you. KJV 9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee. NIV 9 She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.” KJV 10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many. NIV 10 Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many. KJV 11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths. NIV 11 I instruct you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths. KJV 12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble. NIV 12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble. KJV 13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. NIV 13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life. KJV 14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. NIV 14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evildoers. KJV 15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. NIV 15 Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. KJV 16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall. NIV 16 For they cannot rest until they do evil; they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble. KJV 17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. NIV 17 They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence. KJV 18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. NIV 18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. KJV 19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. NIV 19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. KJV 20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. NIV 20 My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. KJV 21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. NIV 21 Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; KJV 22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh. NIV 22 for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. KJV 23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. NIV 23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. KJV 24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. NIV 24 Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. KJV 25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. NIV 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. KJV 26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. NIV 26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. KJV 27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil. NIV 27 Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.

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