Proverbs 3:18; Proverbs 8:32–36; Proverbs 10:28; Proverbs 12:25; Proverbs 15:13; Proverbs 15:15; Proverbs 15:30; Proverbs 16:20; Proverbs 17:22; Proverbs 23:25; Proverbs 24:17–18; Proverbs 28:20; Proverbs 29:18

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

those who hold her fast are called blessed.


32  And now, lO sons, listen to me:

mblessed are those who keep my ways.

33  nHear instruction and be wise,

and do not neglect it.

34  oBlessed is the one who listens to me,

watching daily at my gates,

waiting beside my doors.

35  For pwhoever finds me qfinds life

and robtains favor from the Lord,

36  but he who fails to find me sinjures himself;

all who thate me ulove death.


28  sThe hope of the righteous brings joy,

tbut the expectation of the wicked will perish.


25  nAnxiety in a man's heart weighs him down,

but a good word makes him glad.


13  wA glad heart makes a cheerful face,

but by xsorrow of heart the spirit is ycrushed.


15  All the days of the afflicted are evil,

but athe cheerful of heart has a continual feast.


30  cThe light of the eyes rejoices the heart,

and dgood news refreshes1 the bones.


20  Whoever gives thought to the word1 pwill discover good,

and blessed is he qwho trusts in the Lord.


22  oA joyful heart is good medicine,

but a crushed spirit pdries up the bones.


25  fLet your father and mother be glad;

let gher who bore you rejoice.


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.


20  A faithful man will abound with blessings,

but whoever hastens to be rich jwill not go unpunished.


18  Where zthere is no prophetic vision the people acast off restraint,1

but blessed is he who bkeeps the law.