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Proverbs 4

4:1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
4:2 For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.
4:3 For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.
4:4 He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live. (4:5-7)

(4:5) "Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not."

(4:7) "Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."
Is wisdom a good thing?

4:5 Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.
4:6 Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.
4:7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
4:8 Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
4:9 She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.
4:10 Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.
4:11 I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.
4:12 When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.
4:13 Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.
4:14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. (4:14-15) "Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away."
4:15 Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.
4:16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
4:17 For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.
4:18 But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day. (4:18) "The path of the just is as the shining light."
Has the ever been a just person?
4:19 The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.
4:20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. (4:24-27)

(4:24) "Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee."
Speak plainly and honestly to others.

(4:25) "Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee."

(4:26) "Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established."

(4:27) "Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil."

4:21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
4:22 For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.
4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
4:24 Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.
4:25 Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.
4:26 Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.
4:27 Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.

Obey the author of the book of Proverbs.
I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law. 4:2
Neither decline from the words of my mouth. 4:5
Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings. 4:10
Attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings. Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart. 4:20-21

Be wise.
Get wisdom. 4:5a
Get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. 4:7a

Get understanding.
Get understanding: forget it not. 4:5b
Get understanding. 4:7b

Exalt wisdom.
Exalt her [wisdom]. 4:8

Be instructed.
Make fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. 4:13

Don't do evil just because everyone else is.
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men. Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away. 4:14-15

Keep an eye on your heart.
Keep thy heart with all diligence. 4:23

Watch what you say.
Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee. 4:24

Look straight ahead.
Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee. 4:25

Watch your step.
Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established. 4:26

Make no right or left turns.
Turn not to the right hand nor to the left. 4:27a

If you step in something evil, remove your foot.
Remove thy foot from evil. 4:27b

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