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Passage Lookup: Proverbs 3

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Proverbs 3:1
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My son,(a) do not forget my teaching,(b) but keep my commands in your heart,
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Proverbs 3:2
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for they will prolong your life many years(c) and bring you peace and prosperity.(d)
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Proverbs 3:3
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Let love and faithfulness(e) never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.(f)
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Proverbs 3:4
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Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.(g)
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Proverbs 3:5
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Trust in the Lord (h) with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
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Proverbs 3:6
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in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths(i) straight.[a](j)
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Proverbs 3:7
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Do not be wise in your own eyes;(k) fear the Lord (l) and shun evil.(m)
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Proverbs 3:8
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This will bring health to your body(n) and nourishment to your bones.(o)
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Proverbs 3:9
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Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits(p) of all your crops;
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Proverbs 3:10
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then your barns will be filled(q) to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.(r)
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Proverbs 3:11
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My son,(s) do not despise the Lord 's discipline,(t) and do not resent his rebuke,
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Proverbs 3:12
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because the Lord disciplines those he loves,(u) as a father the son he delights in.[b](v)
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Proverbs 3:13
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Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding,
Proverbs 3:14
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for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold.(w)
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Proverbs 3:15
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She is more precious than rubies;(x) nothing you desire can compare with her.(y)
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Proverbs 3:16
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Long life is in her right hand;(z) in her left hand are riches and honor.(aa)
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Proverbs 3:17
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Her ways are pleasant ways, and all her paths are peace.(ab)
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Proverbs 3:18
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She is a tree of life(ac) to those who take hold of her; those who hold her fast will be blessed.(ad)
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Proverbs 3:19
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By wisdom(ae) the Lord laid the earth's foundations,(af) by understanding he set the heavens(ag) in place;
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Proverbs 3:20
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by his knowledge the watery depths were divided, and the clouds let drop the dew.
Proverbs 3:21
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My son,(ah) do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,(ai) preserve sound judgment and discretion;
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Proverbs 3:22
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they will be life for you,(aj) an ornament to grace your neck.(ak)
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Proverbs 3:23
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Then you will go on your way in safety,(al) and your foot will not stumble.(am)
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Proverbs 3:24
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When you lie down,(an) you will not be afraid;(ao) when you lie down, your sleep(ap) will be sweet.
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Proverbs 3:25
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Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked,
Proverbs 3:26
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for the Lord will be at your side(aq) and will keep your foot(ar) from being snared.(as)
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Proverbs 3:27
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Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act.
Proverbs 3:28
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Do not say to your neighbor, "Come back tomorrow and I'll give it to you"— when you already have it with you.(at)
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Proverbs 3:29
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Do not plot harm against your neighbor, who lives trustfully near you.(au)
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Proverbs 3:30
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Do not accuse anyone for no reason— when they have done you no harm.
Proverbs 3:31
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Do not envy(av) the violent or choose any of their ways.
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Proverbs 3:32
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For the Lord detests the perverse(aw) but takes the upright into his confidence.(ax)
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Proverbs 3:33
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The Lord 's curse(ay) is on the house of the wicked,(az) but he blesses the home of the righteous.(ba)
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Proverbs 3:34
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He mocks(bb) proud mockers(bc) but shows favor to the humble(bd) and oppressed.
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Proverbs 3:35
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The wise inherit honor, but fools get only shame.
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