Proverbs 3:1–2; Proverbs 3:13–18; Proverbs 6:23; Proverbs 8:35; Proverbs 10:17; Proverbs 11:19; Proverbs 11:30; Proverbs 12:28; Proverbs 15:4; Proverbs 16:15; Proverbs 16:22; Proverbs 18:21; Proverbs 19:23; Proverbs 21:21; Proverbs 22:4

Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart

yMy son, do not forget my teaching,

zbut let your heart keep my commandments,

for alength of days and years of life

and bpeace they will add to you.


Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom

13  uBlessed is the one who finds wisdom,

and the one who gets understanding,

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,

and all her paths are peace.

18  She is ca tree of life to those who dlay hold of her;

those who hold her fast are called blessed.


23  For the commandment is qa lamp and the teaching a light,

and the rreproofs of discipline are the way of life,


35  For pwhoever finds me qfinds life

and robtains favor from the Lord,


17  Whoever heeds instruction is on dthe path to life,

but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.


19  Whoever is steadfast in righteousness ywill live,

but zhe who pursues evil will die.


30  The fruit of the righteous is wa tree of life,

and whoever xcaptures souls is wise.


28  pIn the path of righteousness is life,

and in its pathway there is no death.


hA gentle1 tongue is ia tree of life,

but jperverseness in it breaks the spirit.


15  gIn the light of a king's face there is life,

and his dfavor is like hthe clouds that bring the spring rain.


22  Good sense is sa fountain of life to him who has it,

but the instruction of fools is folly.


21  tDeath and life are in the power of the tongue,

and those who love it will eat its fruits.


23  The fear of the Lord lleads to life,

and whoever has it rests msatisfied;

he will nnot be visited by harm.


21  Whoever zpursues righteousness and kindness

will find alife, righteousness, and honor.


The reward for humility and fear of the Lord

is triches and honor and life.1