Proverbs 31My son, do not forget my law, but let thy heart keep my commandments. 2For length of days, and years of life, and peace, they will add to thee. 3Let not kindness and truth forsake thee. Bind them about thy neck, write them upon the tablet of thy heart, 4so thou shall find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 5Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart, and lean not upon thine own understanding. 6In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he will direct thy paths. 7Be not wise in thine own eyes. Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil. 8It will be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones. 9Honor Jehovah with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase, 10so thy barns shall be filled with plenty, and thy vats shall overflow with new wine. 11My son, despise not the chastening of Jehovah, nor be weary of his reproof. 12For whom Jehovah loves he reproves, and he whips every son whom he receives. 13Happy is the man who finds wisdom, and the man who gets understanding. 14For the gain of it is better than the gain of silver, and the profit of it than fine gold. 15She is more precious than rubies, and none of the things thou can desire are to be compared to her. 16Length of days is in her right hand, in her left hand are 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 upon her. And happy is everyone who retains her. 19Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth. By understanding he established the heavens. 20By his knowledge the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew. 21My son, let them not depart from thine eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion, 22so they shall be life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck. 23Then thou shall walk in thy way securely, and thy foot shall not stumble. 24When thou lie down, thou shall not be afraid. Yea, thou shall lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. 25Be not afraid of sudden fear, nor of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes. 26For Jehovah will be thy confidence, and will keep thy foot from being taken. 27Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thy hand to do it. 28Do not say to thy neighbor, Go, and come again, and tomorrow I will give, when thou have it by thee. 29Do not devise evil against thy neighbor, since he dwells securely by thee. 30Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done thee no harm. 31Do not envy thou the man of violence, and choose none of his ways. 32For the perverse man is an abomination to Jehovah, but his friendship is with the upright. 33The curse of Jehovah is in the house of a wicked man, but he blesses the habitation of the righteous. 34Surely the Lord is opposed to the arrogant, but he gives grace to the lowly. 35The wise shall inherit glory, but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
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