0 SAB Proverbs 3

It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. 21:19

Trivia: Who is simple, clamorous, and knows nothing?



Health to your navel and marrow to your bones

1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

2For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

If you keep the commandments,

you'll have a long and peaceful life.

3Let 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.

Be merciful and truthful.

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.

Don't trust your own understanding. [1]

7 Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

8It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Fear God [2] and avoid evil.

It'll put health in your navel and marrow in your bones.

9Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

10So 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.

If you give your money to God,

he'll make you rich and you'll have lots of wine. [3]

13Happy 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.

Wise people are happy.[4]

27Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

Help your neighbor, if you can.

28Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

And don't wait until tomorrow if you can do it today.

29Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

Don't devise evil plans against your neighbor.

30Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

Don't fight for no reason.

31Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

Don't envy or imitate an oppressor.

32 For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

God's secret is with righteous people. [5]

33The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

God curses the houses of wicked people.

But he blesses the houses of the just. [6]

34Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

God scorns the scorners.

35The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

Wise people inherit glory. [7]


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