Proverbs 3
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Trust in the LORD with All Your Heart

1My sonne, forget not my lawe, but se yt thine hert kepe my comaundemetes.

2For they shal prologe ye dayes & yeares of yi lyfe, & brynge ye peace.

3Let mercy & faithfulnes neuer go from ye: bynde the about yi necke, & wryte them in the tables of thine herte.

4So shalt thou fynde fauor and good vnderstondinge in ye sight of God and men.

5Put thy trust in ye LORDE with all thine herte, and leane not vnto thine owne vnderstondinge.

6In all thy wayes haue respecte vnto him, and he shal ordre thy goinges.

7Be not wyse in thine owne conceate, but feare ye LORDE and departe from euell:

8so shal thy nauel be whole, and thy bones stronge.

9Honoure the LORDE wt yi substaunce, & wt ye firstlinges of all thine encrease:

10so shal thy barnes be fylled with plenteousnesse, and thy presses shal flowe ouer with swete wyne.

11My sonne, despyse not the chastenynge of ye LORDE, nether faynte when thou art rebuked of him.

12For who the LORDE loueth, him he chasteneth: and yet delyteth in him euen as a father in his owne sonne.

The Blessings of Wisdom

13Well is him that fyndeth wysdome, & opteyneth vnderstondinge,

14for the gettinge of it is better then eny marchaundise of syluer, & the profit of it is better then golde.

15wysdome is more worth the precious stones, & all ye thinges yt thou canst desyre, are not to be compared vnto her.

16Vpon hir right hande is longe life, & vpon hir left hande is riches & honor.

17Hir wayes are pleasaunt wayes, and all hir pathes are peaceable.

18She is a tre of life to them that laye holde vpon her, and blessed are they that kepe her fast.

19With wysdome hath ye LORDE layed the foudacion of ye earth, & thorow vnderstondinge hath he stablished ye heaues.

20Thorow his wisdome ye depthes breake vp, & ye cloudes droppe downe the dew.

21My sonne, let not these thinges departe from thyne eyes, but kepe my lawe and my councell:

22so shal it be life vnto thy soule, & grace vnto yi mouth.

23Then shalt thou walke safely in yi waye, & thy fote shal not stomble.

24Yf thou slepest, thou shalt not be afrayed, but shalt take thy rest & slepe swetely.

25Thou neddest not to be afrayed of eny sodane feare, nether for the violent russhinge in of the vngodly, when it commeth.

26For the LORDE shal be besyde the, & kepe thy fote yt thou be not taken.

27Refuse not to do good vnto him that shulde haue it, so longe as thine hande is able to do it.

28Saye not vnto thy neghboure: go thy waye & come agayne, tomorow wil I geue the:

29where as thou hast now to geue him. Intende no hurte vnto thy neghboure, seynge he hopeth to dwell in rest by the.

30Stryue not lightly wt eny man, where as he hath done ye no harme.

31Folowe not a wicked man, and chose none of his wayes:

32for the LORDE abhorreth the frowarde, but his secrete is amonge the righteous.

33The curse of the LORDE is in the house of the vngodly, but he blesseth the dwellinges of the righteous.

34As for the scornefull, he shal laugh the to scorne, but he shal geue grace vnto the lowly.

35The wyse shal haue honor in possession, but shame is the promocio that fooles shal haue.

Coverdale Bible of 1535

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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