1 My son, forget not my law; abut let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.
3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bbind them about thy neck; cwrite them upon the table of thine heart:
4 dSo shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; eand lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 fIn all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall gdirect thy paths.
7 hBe not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.
8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
9 iHonour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:
10 jSo shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
11 kMy son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; leven as a father the son in whom he delighteth.
13 Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. 14 mFor the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold. 15 She is more precious than rubies: and nall the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her. 16 oLength of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour. 17 pHer ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace. 18 She is qa tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her. 19 rThe LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens. 20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and sthe clouds drop down the dew. 21 My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion: 22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck. 23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. 24 tWhen thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet. 25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. 26 For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
27 uWithhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it. 28 vSay not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee. 29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee. 30 wStrive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm. 31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. 32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous. 33 yThe curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but xhe blesseth the habitation of the just. 34 zSurely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly. 35 The awise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.
|4||d||1 Sam 2:26|
|6||f||1 Chr 28:9|
|16||o||1 Tim 4:8|