Proverbs 3

1My sonne, forget not thou my Lawe, but let thine heart keepe my commandements.

2For they shall increase the length of thy dayes and the yeeres of life, and thy prosperitie.

3Let not mercie and trueth forsake thee: binde them on thy necke, and write them vpon the table of thine heart.

4So shalt thou finde fauour and good vnderstanding in the sight of God and man.

5Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and leane not vnto thine owne wisdome.

6In all thy wayes acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy wayes.

7Be not wise in thine owne eyes: but feare the Lord, and depart from euill.

8So health shalbe vnto thy nauel, and marowe vnto thy bones.

9Honour the Lord with thy riches, and with the first fruites of all thine increase.

10So shall thy barnes be filled with abundance, and thy presses shall burst with newe wine.

11My sonne, refuse not the chastening of the Lord, neither be grieued with his correction.

12For the Lord correcteth him, whome he loueth, euen as the father doeth the childe in whom he deliteth.

13Blessed is the man that findeth wisedome, and the man that getteth vnderstanding.

14For the marchandise thereof is better then the marchandise of siluer, and the gaine thereof is better then golde.

15It is more precious then pearles: and all things that thou canst desire, are not to be compared vnto her.

16Length of dayes is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and glory.

17Her wayes are wayes of pleasure, and all her pathes prosperitie.

18She is a tree of life to them that lay holde on her, and blessed is he that retaineth her.

19The Lord by wisdome hath layde the foundation of the earth, and hath stablished the heauens through vnderstanding.

20By his knowledge the depthes are broken vp, and the cloudes droppe downe the dewe.

21My sonne, let not these things depart from thine eyes, but obserue wisdome, and counsell.

22So they shalbe life to thy soule, and grace vnto thy necke.

23Then shalt thou walke safely by thy way: and thy foote shall not stumble.

24If thou sleepest, thou shalt not bee afraide, and when thou sleepest, thy sleepe shalbe sweete.

25Thou shalt not feare for any sudden feare, neither for the destruction of the wicked, when it commeth.

26For the Lord shall be for thine assurance, and shall preserue thy foote from taking.

27Withhold not the good from the owners thereof, though there be power in thine hand to doe it.

28Say not vnto thy neighbour, Go and come againe, and to morow wil I giue thee, if thou now haue it.

29Intend none hurt against thy neighbour, seeing he doeth dwell without feare by thee.

30Striue not with a man causelesse, when he hath done thee no harme.

31Bee not enuious for the wicked man, neither chuse any of his wayes.

32For the frowarde is abomination vnto the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.

33The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the righteous.

34With the scornefull he scorneth, but hee giueth grace vnto the humble.

35The wise shall inherite glorie: but fooles dishonour, though they be exalted.

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