Proverbs 3:1-12

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Wisdom Bestows Well-Being 1My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,

2for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.

3Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.

4Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

5Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

6in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Or will direct your paths

7Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.

8This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

9Honor the LORD with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops;

10then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.

11My son, do not despise the LORD ’s discipline, and do not resent his rebuke,

12because the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in. Hebrew; Septuagint loves, / and he chastens everyone he accepts as his child