y son, forget not my teaching; but let thine heart keep my
. .2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add
. .3 Let not kindness and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy
neck; write them upon the tablet of thine heart:
. .4 So shalt thou find favour and good repute in the sight
of God and man.
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
Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart
. .8 It shall be health to thy body, and refreshment to thy bones.
. .9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the
of all thine increase:
. .10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy vats
shall burst out with new wine.
My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither
weary of his correction:
. .12 For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father
son in whom he delighteth.
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth
. .14 For the profit of it is better than the profit 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
. .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
hath he established the heavens.
. .20 By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop
down the dew.
My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom
. .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
. .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
from being snared.
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.
Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no
Envy thou not a man of violence, and choose none of his ways.
. .32 For the froward man is an abomination to the LORD: but his counsel is
with the righteous.
The curse of the LORD is on 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
. .35 The wise shall inherit honour: but shame shall be the elevation