Proverbs 2:6–8; Proverbs 3:3–4; Proverbs 3:11; Proverbs 5:21; Proverbs 6:16–19; Proverbs 15:3; Proverbs 15:11; Proverbs 15:29; Proverbs 16:1–2; Proverbs 16:9; Proverbs 16:11; Proverbs 16:33; Proverbs 17:3; Proverbs 18:10; Proverbs 18:24; Proverbs 19:17; Proverbs 19:21; Proverbs 20:12; Proverbs 20:22; Proverbs 20:24; Proverbs 20:27; Proverbs 21:3; Proverbs 21:30–31; Proverbs 22:2; Proverbs 22:12; Proverbs 24:17–18; Proverbs 30:5–6

For athe Lord gives wisdom;

from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;

he is ba shield to those who cwalk in integrity,

guarding the paths of justice

and dwatching over the way of his esaints.


Let not csteadfast love and dfaithfulness forsake you;

ebind them around your neck;

fwrite them on the tablet of your heart.

So you will gfind favor and hgood success1

in the sight of God and man.


11  sMy son, do not despise the Lord's discipline

or be weary of his reproof,


21  For xa man's ways are ybefore the eyes of the Lord,

and he zponders1 all his paths.


16  There are dsix things that the Lord hates,

dseven that are an abomination to him:

17  ehaughty eyes, fa lying tongue,

and ghands that shed innocent blood,

18  ha heart that devises wicked plans,

ifeet that make haste to run to evil,

19  ja false witness who kbreathes out lies,

and one who asows discord among brothers.


gThe eyes of the Lord are in every place,

keeping watch on the evil and the good.


11  Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord;

how much more tthe hearts of the children of man!


29  The Lord is afar from the wicked,

but he bhears the prayer of the righteous.


16  The plans of the heart belong to man,

but lthe answer of the tongue is from the Lord.

mAll the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes,

but the Lord nweighs the spirit.1


yThe heart of man plans his way,

but zthe Lord establishes his steps.


11  bA just balance and scales are the Lord's;

all the weights in the bag are his work.


33  kThe lot is cast into the lap,

but its every decision is lfrom the Lord.


pThe crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold,

qand the Lord tests hearts.


10  iThe name of the Lord is ja strong tower;

the righteous man runs into it and kis safe.


24  A man of many companions may come to ruin,

but zthere is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.


17  cWhoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord,

and he dwill repay him for his edeed.


21  iMany are the plans in the mind of a man,

but jit is the purpose of the Lord kthat will stand.


12  qThe hearing ear and the seeing eye,

rthe Lord has made them both.


22  Do not say, jI will repay evil;

kwait for the Lord, and he will deliver you.


24  A man's nsteps are from the Lord;

how then can man understand his way?


27  rThe spirit1 of man is the lamp of the Lord,

ssearching all this innermost parts.


bTo do righteousness and justice

is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.


30  mNo wisdom, no understanding, no counsel

can avail against the Lord.

31  nThe horse is made ready for the day of battle,

but othe victory belongs to the Lord.


qThe rich and the poor meet together;

the Lord is rthe Maker of them all.


12  The eyes of the Lord keep watch over knowledge,

but he ioverthrows the words of the traitor.


17  vDo not rejoice when your enemy falls,

and let not your heart be glad when he stumbles,

18  lest the Lord see it and be displeased,

and turn away his anger from him.


tEvery word of God proves true;

he is ua shield to those who take refuge in him.

vDo not add to his words,

lest he rebuke you and you be found a liar.