3 yMy son, do not forget my teaching,
zbut let your heart keep my commandments,
2 for alength of days and years of life
and bpeace they will add to you.
ebind them around your neck;
fwrite them on the tablet of your heart.
5 iTrust in the Lord with all your heart,
and jdo not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways kacknowledge him,
and he lwill make straight your paths.
7 mBe not wise in your own eyes;
nfear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
and with qthe firstfruits of all your produce;
10 then your rbarns will be filled with plenty,
11 sMy son, do not despise the Lord's discipline
as ta father the son in whom he delights.
13 uBlessed is the one who finds wisdom,
14 vfor the gain from her is better than gain from silver
and her profit better than wgold.
15 She is more precious than xjewels,
and ynothing you desire can compare with her.
16 zLong life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are ariches and honor.
17 Her bways are ways of pleasantness,
19 eThe Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
by understanding ehe established the heavens;
20 by his knowledge fthe deeps broke open,
and gthe clouds drop down the dew.
21 My son, hdo not lose sight of these—
22 and they will be ilife for your soul
and jadornment for your neck.
23 kThen you will walk on your way securely,
land your foot will not stumble.
24 mIf you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, nyour sleep will be sweet.
25 oDo not be afraid of sudden terror
and will qkeep your foot from being caught.
28 sDo not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,
29 tDo not plan evil against your neighbor,
who udwells trustingly beside you.
30 vDo not contend with a man for no reason,
32 for ythe devious person is an abomination to the Lord,
but the upright are zin his confidence.
33 aThe Lord's curse is on the house of the wicked,
but he bblesses the dwelling of the righteous.
but fools get7 disgrace.
 3:4 Or repute
 3:8 Hebrew navel
 3:8 Or medicine
 3:25 Hebrew storm
 3:27 Hebrew Do not withhold good from its owners
 3:34 Or grace
 3:35 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain