Proverbs 3:1–2; Proverbs 9:7–9; Proverbs 10:8; Proverbs 12:15; Proverbs 13:1; Proverbs 13:13; Proverbs 15:31; Proverbs 17:10; Proverbs 19:16; Proverbs 19:20; Proverbs 19:25; Proverbs 19:27; Proverbs 23:9; Proverbs 25:12; Proverbs 27:5–6; Proverbs 27:17; Proverbs 29:1

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.


Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,

and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.

lDo not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;

mreprove a wise man, and he will love you.

Give instruction1 to a wise man, and he will be nstill wiser;

teach a righteous man, and he will oincrease in learning.


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.


13  Whoever jdespises kthe word1 brings destruction on himself,

but he who reveres the commandment2 will be lrewarded.


31  eThe ear that listens to flife-giving reproof

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.


25  qStrike ra scoffer, and the simple will slearn prudence;

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.


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.


cBetter is open rebuke

than hidden love.

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,

will suddenly be abroken bbeyond healing.