Parallel Bible results for Proverbs 3:13-26

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Proverbs 3:13-26

ESV 13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom, and the one who gets understanding, NIV 13 Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding, ESV 14 for the gain from her is better than gain from silver and her profit better than gold. NIV 14 for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. ESV 15 She is more precious than jewels, and nothing you desire can compare with her. NIV 15 She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her. ESV 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. NIV 16 Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. ESV 17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. NIV 17 Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace. ESV 18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; those who hold her fast are called blessed. NIV 18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed. ESV 19 The LORD by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding he established the heavens; NIV 19 By wisdom the LORD laid the earth’s foundations, by understanding he set the heavens in place; ESV 20 by his knowledge the deeps broke open, and the clouds drop down the dew. NIV 20 by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew. ESV 21 My son, do not lose sight of these-- keep sound wisdom and discretion, NIV 21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; ESV 22 and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. NIV 22 they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. ESV 23 Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble. NIV 23 Then you will go on your way in safety, and your foot will not stumble. ESV 24 If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. NIV 24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. ESV 25 Do not be afraid of sudden terror or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes, NIV 25 Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, ESV 26 for the LORD will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being caught. NIV 26 for the LORD will be at your side and will keep your foot from being snared.

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