1901 American Standard Version (ASV)
1 An exhortation to obedience, 5 faith, 7 to mortification, 9 to devotion, 1 to patience. 13 The happy gain of wisdom. 19 The power, 21 and the benefits of wisdom. 27 An exhortation to charitableness, 30 peaceableness, 31 and contentedness. 33 The cursed state of the wicked.
3:1 ¶ My son, forget not my law; But let thy heart keep my commandments:
3:2 For length of days, and years of life, And peace, will they add to thee.
3:3 Let not kindness and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart:
3:4 So shalt thou find favor and good understanding In the sight of God and man.
3:6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he will direct thy paths.
3:8 It will be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones.
3:10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, And thy vats shall overflow with new wine.
3:13 ¶ Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, And the man that getteth understanding.
3:14 For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold.
3:15 She is more precious than rubies: And none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her.
3:16 Length of days is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.
3:17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace.
3:18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: And happy is every one that retaineth her.
3:20 By his knowledge the depths were broken up, And the skies drop down the dew.
3:21 ¶ My son, let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep sound wisdom and discretion:
3:22 So shall they be life unto thy soul, And grace to thy neck.
3:23 Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely, And thy foot shall not stumble.
3:24 When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: Yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, Neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh:
3:27 ¶ Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, When it is in the power of thy hand to do it.
3:28 Say not unto thy neighbor, Go, and come again, And to-morrow I will give; When thou hast it by thee.
3:29 Devise not evil against thy neighbor, Seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
3:30 ¶ Strive not with a man without cause, If he have done thee no harm.
3:31 ¶ Envy thou not the man of violence, And choose none of his ways.
3:34 Surely he scoffeth at the scoffers; But he giveth grace unto the lowly.
3:35 The wise shall inherit glory; But shame shall be the promotion of fools.
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