King James VersionProverbs3


1 My son, for­get not my law; but 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: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:
4 So shalt thou find favour and good un­der­stand­ing in the sight of God and man.
5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own un­der­stand­ing.
6 In all thy ways ac­knowl­edge him, and he shall di­rect thy paths.
7 Be 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 Hon­our the LORD with thy sub­stance, and with the first­fruits of all thine in­crease:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with plen­ty, and thy press­es shall burst out with new wine.
11 My son, de­spise not the chas­ten­ing of the LORD; nei­ther be weary of his cor­rec­tion:
12 For whom the LORD loveth he cor­recteth; even as a fa­ther the son in whom he de­lighteth.
13 Hap­py is the man that find­eth wis­dom, and the man that get­teth un­der­stand­ing.
14 For 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 all the things thou canst de­sire are not to be com­pared unto her.
16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand rich­es and hon­our.
17 Her ways are ways of pleas­ant­ness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and hap­py is ev­ery one that re­taineth her.
19 The LORD by wis­dom hath found­ed the earth; by un­der­stand­ing hath he es­tab­lished the heav­ens.
20 By his knowl­edge the depths are bro­ken up, and the 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 When 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 With­hold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the pow­er of thine hand to do it.
28 Say 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 Strive 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 The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he bles­seth the habi­ta­tion of the just.
34 Sure­ly he scor­neth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the low­ly.
35 The wise shall in­her­it glo­ry: but shame shall be the pro­mo­tion of fools.