Proverbs 3:1-8 New International Version

Exhortations to Obedience

3 1  My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, 2  for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. 3  Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 4  Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. 5  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6  in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.[1]

7  Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. 8  This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.


[1] 3:6 Or "will direct your paths"

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