Proverbs 3:7–8; Proverbs 3:13–18; Proverbs 4:10; Proverbs 4:20–22; Proverbs 9:11; Proverbs 10:27; Proverbs 14:30; Proverbs 15:30; Proverbs 16:17; Proverbs 16:24; Proverbs 17:22; Proverbs 23:17–18; Proverbs 24:13–14; Proverbs 28:16

mBe not wise in your own eyes;

nfear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

It will be ohealing to your flesh1

and prefreshment2 to your bones.


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.


10  fHear, tmy son, and accept my words,

that uthe years of your life may be many.


20  kMy son, be attentive to my words;

incline your ear to my sayings.

21  lLet them not escape from your sight;

mkeep them within your heart.

22  For they are nlife to those who find them,

and healing to all their1 flesh.


11  For by me ryour days will be multiplied,

and years will be added to your life.


27  qThe fear of the Lord prolongs life,

rbut the years of the wicked will be short.


30  A tranquil1 heart gives tlife to the flesh,

but uenvy2 makes vthe bones rot.


30  cThe light of the eyes rejoices the heart,

and dgood news refreshes1 the bones.


17  The highway of the upright lturns aside from evil;

whoever guards his way preserves his life.


24  uGracious words are like va honeycomb,

sweetness to the soul and whealth to the body.


22  oA joyful heart is good medicine,

but a crushed spirit pdries up the bones.


17  Let not your heart tenvy sinners,

but continue in uthe fear of the Lord all the day.

18  Surely vthere is a future,

and your whope will not be cut off.


13  My son, oeat honey, for it is good,

and pthe drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.

14  Know that wisdom is such to your soul;

if you find it, there will be qa future,

and your hope will not be cut off.


16  A ruler who elacks understanding is a cruel oppressor,

but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days.