Provérbios 3

1 My sonne, forget not thou my Lawe, but let thine heart keepe my commandements.

2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

3 Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

4 So shalt thou finde fauour and good vnderstanding in the sight of God and man.

5 Trust in the Lorde with all thine heart, and leane not vnto thine owne wisdome.

6 In all thy wayes acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy wayes.

7 Be not wise in thine owne eyes: but feare the Lord, and depart from euill.

8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

9 Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

10 So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

11 My sonne, refuse not the chastening of the Lord, neither be grieued with his correction.

12 For the Lord correcteth him, whome he loueth, euen as the father doeth the childe in whom he deliteth.

13 Blessed is the man that findeth wisedome, and the man that getteth vnderstanding.

14 For the marchandise thereof is better then the marchandise of siluer, and the gaine thereof is better then golde.

15 It is more precious then pearles: and all things that thou canst desire, are not to be compared vnto her.

16 Length of days [is] in her right hand; [and] in her left hand riches and honour.

17 Her wayes are wayes of pleasure, and all her pathes prosperitie.

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 understanding hath he established the heavens.

20 By his knowledge the depthes are broken vp, and the cloudes droppe downe the dewe.

21 My sonne, let not these things depart from thine eyes, but obserue wisdome, and counsell.

22 So they shalbe life to thy soule, and grace vnto thy necke.

23 Then shalt thou walke safely by thy way: and thy foote shall not stumble.

24 If thou sleepest, thou shalt not bee afraide, and when thou sleepest, thy sleepe shalbe sweete.

25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

26 For the Lorde shall be for thine assurance, and shall preserue thy foote from taking.

27 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 vnto thy neighbour, Go and come againe, and to morow wil I giue thee, if thou now haue it.

29 Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

30 Striue not with a man causelesse, when he hath done thee no harme.

31 Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

32 For the froward [is] abomination to the LORD: but his secret [is] with the righteous.

33 The curse of the Lorde is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the righteous.

34 Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

35 The wise shall inherite glorie: but fooles dishonour, though they be exalted.