Proverbs Chapter 3 World English Bible

Proverbs 3:1

My son, don't forget my teaching; But let your heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 3:2

For length of days, and years of life, And peace, will they add to you.

Proverbs 3:3

Don't let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart.

Proverbs 3:4

So you will find favor, And good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, And don't lean on your own understanding.

Proverbs 3:6

In all your ways acknowledge him, And he will direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:7

Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.

Proverbs 3:8

It will be health to your body, And nourishment to your bones.

Proverbs 3:9

Honor Yahweh with your substance, With the first fruits of all your increase:

Proverbs 3:10

So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine.

Proverbs 3:11

My son, don't despise Yahweh's discipline, Neither be weary of his reproof:

Proverbs 3:12

For whom Yahweh loves, he reproves; Even as a father reproves the son in whom he delights.

Proverbs 3:13

Happy is the man who finds wisdom, The man who gets understanding.

Proverbs 3:14

For her good profit is better than getting silver, And her return is better than fine gold.

Proverbs 3:15

She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her.

Proverbs 3:16

Length of days is in her right hand. In her left hand are riches and honor.

Proverbs 3:17

Her ways are ways of pleasantness. All her paths are peace.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her.

Proverbs 3:19

By wisdom Yahweh founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens.

Proverbs 3:20

By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, And the skies drop down the dew.

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let them not depart from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion:

Proverbs 3:22

So they will be life to your soul, And grace for your neck.

Proverbs 3:23

Then you shall walk in your way securely. Your foot won't stumble.

Proverbs 3:24

When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet.

Proverbs 3:25

Don't be afraid of sudden fear, Neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes:

Proverbs 3:26

For Yahweh will be your confidence, And will keep your foot from being taken.

Proverbs 3:27

Don't withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in the power of your hand to do it.

Proverbs 3:28

Don't say to your neighbor, "Go, and come again, Tomorrow I will give it to you," When you have it by you.

Proverbs 3:29

Don't devise evil against your neighbor, Seeing he dwells securely by you.

Proverbs 3:30

Don't strive with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm.

Proverbs 3:31

Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways.

Proverbs 3:32

For the perverse is an abomination to Yahweh, But his friendship is with the upright.

Proverbs 3:33

Yahweh's curse is in the house of the wicked, But he blesses the habitation of the righteous.

Proverbs 3:34

Surely he mocks the mockers, But he gives grace to the humble.

Proverbs 3:35

The wise will inherit glory, But shame will be the promotion of fools.