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Proverbs 3 (WEBP)

[1] My son, don’t forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments,
[2] for they will add to you length of days, years of life, and peace.
[3] Don’t let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.
[4] So you will find favor, and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
[5] Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, and don’t lean on your own understanding.
[6] In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
[7] Don’t be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.
[8] It will be health to your body, and nourishment to your bones.
[9] Honor Yahweh with your substance, with the first fruits of all your increase;
[10] so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.
[11] My son, don’t despise Yahweh’s discipline, neither be weary of his correction;
[12] for whom Yahweh loves, he corrects, even as a father reproves the son in whom he delights.
[13] Happy is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gets understanding.
[14] For her good profit is better than getting silver, and her return is better than fine gold.
[15] She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.
[16] Length of days is in her right hand. In her left hand are riches and honor.
[17] Her ways are ways of pleasantness. All her paths are peace.
[18] She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.
[19] By wisdom Yahweh founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens.
[20] By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.
[21] My son, let them not depart from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion,
[22] so they will be life to your soul, and grace for your neck.
[23] Then you shall walk in your way securely. Your foot won’t stumble.
[24] When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet.
[25] Don’t be afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes;
[26] for Yahweh will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being taken.
[27] Don’t withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.
[28] Don’t say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again; tomorrow I will give it to you,” when you have it by you.
[29] Don’t devise evil against your neighbor, since he dwells securely by you.
[30] Don’t strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm.
[31] Don’t envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.
[32] For the perverse is an abomination to Yahweh, but his friendship is with the upright.
[33] Yahweh’s curse is in the house of the wicked, but he blesses the habitation of the righteous.
[34] Surely he mocks the mockers, but he gives grace to the humble.
[35] The wise will inherit glory, but shame will be the promotion of fools.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 3 (KJVS)

[1] My son , forget () not my law ; but let thine heart keep () my commandments :
[2] For length of days , and long life , and peace , shall they add () to thee.
[3] Let not mercy and truth forsake () thee: bind () them about thy neck ; write () them upon the table of thine heart :
[4] So shalt thou find () favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man .
[5] Trust () in the LORD with all thine heart ; and lean () not unto thine own understanding .
[6] In all thy ways acknowledge () him, and he shall direct () thy paths .
[7] Be not wise in thine own eyes : fear () the LORD , and depart () from evil .
[8] It shall be health to thy navel , and marrow to thy bones .
[9] Honour () the LORD with thy substance , and with the firstfruits of all thine increase :
[10] So shall thy barns be filled () with plenty , and thy presses shall burst out () with new wine .
[11] My son , despise () not the chastening of the LORD ; neither be weary () of his correction :
[12] For whom the LORD loveth () he correcteth (); even as a father the son [in whom] he delighteth ().
[13] Happy [is] the man [that] findeth () wisdom , and the man [that] getteth () understanding .
[14] For the merchandise of it [is] better than the merchandise of silver , and the gain thereof than fine gold .
[15] She [is] more precious than rubies : and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared () unto her.
[16] Length of days [is] in her right hand ; [and] in her left hand riches and honour .
[17] Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness , and all her paths [are] peace .
[18] She [is] a tree of life to them that lay hold () upon her: and happy () [is every one] that retaineth () her.
[19] The LORD by wisdom hath founded () the earth ; by understanding hath he established () the heavens .
[20] By his knowledge the depths are broken up (), and the clouds drop down () the dew .
[21] My son , let not them depart () from thine eyes : keep () sound wisdom and discretion :
[22] So shall they be life unto thy soul , and grace to thy neck .
[23] Then shalt thou walk () in thy way safely , and thy foot shall not stumble ().
[24] When thou liest down (), thou shalt not be afraid (): yea, thou shalt lie down (), and thy sleep shall be sweet ().
[25] Be not afraid () of sudden fear , neither of the desolation of the wicked , when it cometh ().
[26] For the LORD shall be thy confidence , and shall keep () thy foot from being taken .
[27] Withhold () not good from them to whom it is due , when it is in the power of thine hand to do () [it].
[28] Say () not unto thy neighbour , Go (), and come again (), and to morrow I will give (); when thou hast it by thee.
[29] Devise () not evil against thy neighbour , seeing he dwelleth () securely by thee.
[30] Strive () not with a man without cause , if he have done () thee no harm .
[31] Envy () thou not the oppressor , and choose () none of his ways .
[32] For the froward () [is] abomination to the LORD : but his secret [is] with the righteous .
[33] The curse of the LORD [is] in the house of the wicked : but he blesseth () the habitation of the just .
[34] Surely he scorneth () the scorners (): but he giveth () grace unto the lowly () .
[35] The wise shall inherit () glory : but shame shall be the promotion () of fools .

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 3 (YLT)

[1] My son! my law forget not, And my commands let thy heart keep,
[2] For length of days and years, Life and peace they do add to thee.
[3] Let not kindness and truth forsake thee, Bind them on thy neck, Write them on the tablet of thy heart,
[4] And find grace and good understanding In the eyes of God and man.
[5] Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not.
[6] In all thy ways know thou Him, And He doth make straight thy paths.
[7] Be not wise in thine own eyes, Fear Jehovah, and turn aside from evil.
[8] Healing it is to thy navel, And moistening to thy bones.
[9] Honour Jehovah from thy substance, And from the beginning of all thine increase;
[10] And filled are thy barns with plenty, And with new wine thy presses break forth.
[11] Chastisement of Jehovah, my son, despise not, And be not vexed with His reproof,
[12] For whom Jehovah loveth He reproveth, Even as a father the son He is pleased with.
[13] O the happiness of a man who hath found wisdom, And of a man who bringeth forth understanding.
[14] For better is her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold-her increase.
[15] Precious she is above rubies, And all thy pleasures are not comparable to her.
[16] Length of days is in her right hand, In her left are wealth and honour.
[17] Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace.
[18] A tree of life she is to those laying hold on her, And whoso is retaining her is happy.
[19] Jehovah by wisdom did found the earth, He prepared the heavens by understanding.
[20] By His knowledge depths have been rent, And clouds do drop dew.
[21] My son! let them not turn from thine eyes, Keep thou wisdom and thoughtfulness,
[22] And they are life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
[23] Then thou goest thy way confidently, And thy foot doth not stumble.
[24] If thou liest down, thou art not afraid, Yea, thou hast lain down, And sweet hath been thy sleep.
[25] Be not afraid of sudden fear, And of the desolation of the wicked when it cometh.
[26] For Jehovah is at thy side, And He hath kept thy foot from capture.
[27] Withhold not good from its owners, When thy hand is toward God to do it.
[28] Say not thou to thy friend, ‘Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,’ And substance with thee.
[29] Devise not against thy neighbour evil, And he sitting confidently with thee.
[30] Strive not with a man without cause, If he have not done thee evil.
[31] Be not envious of a man of violence, Nor fix thou on any of his ways.
[32] For an abomination to Jehovah is the perverted, And with the upright is His secret counsel.
[33] The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked. And the habitation of the righteous He blesseth.
[34] If the scorners He doth scorn, Yet to the humble He doth give grace.
[35] Honour do the wise inherit, And fools are bearing away shame!