Proverbs, Chapter 3 - The Value of Obedience, Wisdom, and Humility

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

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