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Passage Display[Printer-friendly Verses]   
 Proverbs 4:1 - 27
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The Holy Bible, New International Version®
   Book of Proverbs
   Chapter 4
4:1 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Listen, my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding.
 
4:2 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching.
 
4:3 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When I was a boy in my father's house, still tender, and an only child of my mother,
 
4:4 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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he taught me and said, "Lay hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands and you will live.
 
4:5 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or swerve from them.
 
4:6 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you.
 
4:7 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, F8 get understanding.
 
4:8 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Esteem her, and she will exalt you; embrace her, and she will honor you.
 
4:9 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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She will set a garland of grace on your head and present you with a crown of splendor."
 
4:10 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Listen, my son, accept what I say, and the years of your life will be many.
 
4:11 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths.
 
4:12 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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When you walk, your steps will not be hampered; when you run, you will not stumble.
 
4:13 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life.
 
4:14 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.
 
4:15 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.
 
4:16 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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For they cannot sleep till they do evil; they are robbed of slumber till they make someone fall.
 
4:17 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence.
 
4:18 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
 
4:19 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.
 
4:20 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.
 
4:21 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart;
 
4:22 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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for they are life to those who find them and health to a man's whole body.
 
4:23 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life.
 
4:24 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
 
4:25 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.
 
4:26 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
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Make level F9 paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm.
 
4:27 - In Context | Read Chapter | Discuss this Verse ]
Multi-Translation ]
Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.
 

FOOTNOTES:
F8 Or Whatever else you get
F9 Or Consider the

 
 

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