3:1 My son, forget not my law, and let thy heart keep my commandments.
3:2 For they shall add to thee length of days, and years of life and peace.
3:3 Let not mercy and truth leave thee, put them about thy neck, and write them in the tables of thy heart:
3:4 And thou shalt And grace and good understanding before God and men.
3:5 Have confidence in the Lord with all thy heart, and lean not upon thy own prudence.
3:6 In all thy ways think on him, and he will direct thy steps.
3:7 I Be not wise in thy own conceit: fear God, and depart from evil:
3:8 For it shall be health to thy navel, and moistening to thy bones.
3:9 Honour the Lord with thy substance, and give him of the first of all thy fruits :
3:10 And thy barns shall be filled with abundance, and thy presses shall run over with wine.
3:11 My son, reject not the correction of the Lord: and do not faint when thou art chastised by him:
3:12 For whom the Lord loveth, he chastiseth: and as a father in the son he pleaseth himself.
3:13 Blessed is the man that findeth wisdom and is rich in prudence:
3:14 The purchasing thereof is better than the merchandise of silver, and her fruit than the chiefest and purest gold:
3:15 She is more precious than all riches : and all the things that are desired, are not to be compared with her.
3:16 Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and glory.
3:17 Her ways are beautiful ways, and all her paths are peaceable.
3:18 She is a tree of life to them that lay hold on her: and he that shall retain her is blessed.
3:19 The Lord by wisdom hath founded the earth, hath established the heavens by prudence.
3:20 By his wisdom the depths have broken out, and the clouds grow thick with dew
3:21 My son, let not these things depart from thy eyes: keep the law and counsel:
3:22 And there shall be life to thy soul, and grace to thy mouth.
3:23 Then shalt thou walk confidently in thy way, and thy foot shall not stumble:
3:24 If thou sleep, thou shalt not fear: thou shalt rest, and thy sleep shall be sweet.
3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, nor of the power of the wicked falling upon thee.
3:26 For the Lord will be at thy side, and will keep thy foot that thou be not taken.
3:27 Do not withhold him from doing good, who is able: if thou art able, do good thyself also.
3:28 Say not to thy friend: Go, and come again: and to morrow I will give to thee: when thou canst give at present.
3:29 Practise not evil against thy friend, when he hath confidence in thee.
3:30 Strive not against a man without cause, when he hath done thee no evil.
3:31 Envy not the unjust man, and do not follow his ways:
3:32 For every mocker is an abomination to the Lord, and his communication is with the simple.
3:33 Want is from the Lord in the house of the wicked: but the habitations of the just shall be blessed.
3:34 He shall scorn the scorners, and to the meek he will give grace.
3:35 The wise shall possess glory: the promotion of fools is disgrace.
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