but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many yearsz
and bring you peace and prosperity.a
3 Let love and faithfulnessb never leave you;
bind them around your neck,
write them on the tablet of your heart.c
in the sight of God and man.d
5 Trust in the Lorde with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;h
8 This will bring health to your bodyk
and nourishment to your bones.l
with the firstfruitsm of all your crops;
10 then your barns will be filledn to overflowing,
and your vats will brim over with new wine.o
and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the Lord disciplines those he loves,r
those who gain understanding,
and yields better returns than gold.t
15 She is more precious than rubies;u
nothing you desire can compare with her.v
16 Long life is in her right hand;w
in her left hand are riches and honor.x
and all her paths are peace.y
18 She is a tree of lifez to those who take hold of her;
those who hold her fast will be blessed.a
by understanding he set the heavensd in place;
and the clouds let drop the dew.
preserve sound judgment and discretion;
22 they will be life for you,g
an ornament to grace your neck.h
23 Then you will go on your way in safety,i
and your foot will not stumble.j
when you lie down, your sleepm will be sweet.
or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
26 for the Lord will be at your siden
when it is in your power to act.
“Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”—
when you already have it with you.q
who lives trustfully near you.r
when they have done you no harm.
31 Do not envys the violent
or choose any of their ways.
32 For the Lord detests the perverset
but takes the upright into his confidence.u
but he blesses the home of the righteous.x
but shows favor to the humblea and oppressed.
but fools get only shame.
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