1902 Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR)
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, mine instruction, do not thou forget, and, my commandment, let thy heart observe;
3:2 For, length of days and years of life, and blessedness, shall they add to thee.
3:3 Lovingkindness and faithfulness, let them not forsake thee,bind them, upon thy neck, write them upon the tablet of thy heart:
3:4 So find thou favour and good repute, in the eyes of God and man.
3:6 In all thy ways, acknowledge him, and, he, will make straight thy paths.
3:8 Healing, shall it be to thy body, and refreshing, to thy bones.
3:10 So shall thy storehouses be filled with plenty, and, with new wine, shall thy vats overflow.
3:13 ¶ How happy the man who hath found wisdom, and the man who draweth forth understanding,
3:14 For better is her merchandise, than the merchandise of silver, yea, than gold, her increase;
3:15 More precious, is she, than corals, yea, none of thy delightful things, doth equal her:
3:16 Length of days, is in her right hand, in her left, are riches and honour;
3:17 Her ways, are ways of pleasantness, and, all her paths, are peace;
3:18 A tree of life, is she, to them who secure her,and, they who hold her fast, are every one to be pronounced happy.
3:20 By his knowledge, the resounding deeps were burst open, and, the skies, drop down dew.
3:21 ¶ My son, let them not depart from thine eyes, guard thou counsel, and purpose:
3:22 So shall they become life to thy soul, and an adorning to thy neck;
3:23 Then, shalt thou walk securely in thy way, and, thy foot, shall not stumble;
3:24 When thou sittest down, thou shalt have no dread, yea thou shalt lie down, and sweet shall be thy sleep.
3:25 Be not thou afraid of sudden dread, nor of the desolation of the lawless, when it cometh.
3:27 ¶ Withhold not good from them who ask it, when it is in power of thy hand to do it:
3:28 Do not say to thy neighbour, Go and come again, and tomorrow I will give, when thou hast it by thee.
3:29 Devise not against thy neighbour an injury, seeing that, he, dwelleth securely by thee.
3:30 Contend not with a man without cause, if he hath dealt thee no wrong.
3:31 Do not thou envy the man of violence, neither choose thou any of his ways;
3:34 Though at scoffers he scoffeth, yet, to the humbled, he granteth favour.
3:35 Honour, shall the wise inherit,but, as for dullards, shame shall carry them away.
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