Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart
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.
7 Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
8 lDo not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
mreprove a wise man, and he will love you.
teach a righteous man, and he will oincrease in learning.
8 qThe wise of heart will receive commandments,
but a babbling fool will come to ruin.
15 yThe way of a fool is right in his own eyes,
but a wise man listens to advice.
13 A wise son hears his father’s instruction,
but qa scoffer does not listen to rebuke.
will dwell among the wise.
10 A rebuke goes deeper into a man of understanding
than a hundred blows into a fool.
16 Whoever bkeeps the commandment keeps his life;
he who despises his ways will die.
20 Listen to advice and accept instruction,
that you may gain wisdom in hthe future.
treprove a man of understanding, and he will gain knowledge.
27 Cease to hear instruction, my son,
vand you will stray from the words of knowledge.
9 Do not speak in the hearing of a fool,
for he will despise the good sense of your words.
12 Like za gold ring or an ornament of gold
is a wise reprover to aa listening ear.
5 cBetter is open rebuke
than hidden love.
6 Faithful are dthe wounds of a friend;
profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
17 Iron sharpens iron,
and one man sharpens another.1
29 zHe who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck,