Proverbs 3
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1My son, do not forget my law; but let your heart keep my commandments;

2For the length of days and long life will they add to you;

3And peace, mercy, and truth will not forsake you; bind them about your neck; write them upon the tablets of your heart:

4So you shall find favor, grace, and understanding in the sight of God and men.

5Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and rely not on your own wisdom.

6In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

7Be not wise in your own eyes; revere the LORD, and depart from evil.

8It shall be healing to your flesh and marrow to your bones.

9Honor the LORD with your substance and with the first fruits of all your crops;

10So shall your barns be filled with plenty, and your wine presses shall burst out with new wine.

11My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD, neither be weary of his corrections.

12For whom the LORD loves he corrects, even as a father corrects his son.

13Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, and the son of the man who finds understanding.

14For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and its gains than fine gold.

15She is more valuable than precious stones; and there is nothing to be compared to her.

16Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.

17Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

18She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her; and blessed are those who wait for her.

19The LORD by his wisdom has founded the earth; by his understanding he established the heavens.

20By his knowledge the depths are broken up and the clouds drop down the dew.

21My son, let not my commandments depart from your eyes; keep my doctrine, and my counsels;

22So shall they be life to your soul and grace to your neck.

23Then you shall walk in your way with hope and your foot shall not stumble.

24When you lie down, you shall not be afraid; yea, you shall lie down and your sleep shall be sweet.

25You shall not fear sudden tumult, neither the violence of the wicked, when it comes.

26For the LORD shall be with you and shall keep your foot that you may not be caught in the snare.

27Do not refuse to do that which is good, when it is in the power of your hand to do it.

28When you have something, do not say to your neighbor, Go, and come again tomorrow, and I will give it to you.

29Do not devise evil against your neighbor, seeing he dwells in peace beside you.

30Do not contend with a man without a cause, if he has done you no harm.

31Do not envy a wicked man, and choose none of his ways.

32For the wicked man is an abomination in the presence of the LORD: but the secret of the LORD is with the upright.

33The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked; but he blesses the habitation of the righteous.

34Surely he despises scorners; but he has compassion on the wise.

35Wise men shall inherit glory; but fools shall receive disgrace.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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