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