1898 Young's Literal Translation (YLT)
1 An exhortation to obedience, 5 faith, 7 to mortification, 9 to devotion, 1 to patience. 13 The happy gain of wisdom. 19 The power, 21 and the benefits of wisdom. 27 An exhortation to charitableness, 30 peaceableness, 31 and contentedness. 33 The cursed state of the wicked.
3:1 ¶ My son! my law forget not, And my commands let thy heart keep,
3:2 For length of days and years, Life and peace they do add to thee.
3:3 Let not kindness and truth forsake thee, Bind them on thy neck, Write them on the tablet of thy heart,
3:4 And find grace and good understanding In the eyes of God and man.
3:6 In all thy ways know thou Him, And He doth make straight thy paths.
3:8 Healing it is to thy navel, And moistening to thy bones.
3:10 And filled are thy barns [with] plenty, And [with] new wine thy presses break forth.
3:13 ¶ O the happiness of a man [who] hath found wisdom, And of a man [who] bringeth forth understanding.
3:14 For better [is] her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than goldher increase.
3:15 Precious she [is] above rubies, And all thy pleasures are not comparable to her.
3:16 Length of days [is] in her right hand, In her left [are] wealth and honour.
3:17 Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, And all her paths [are] peace.
3:18 A tree of life she [is] to those laying hold on her, And whoso is retaining her [is] happy.
3:20 By His knowledge depths have been rent, And clouds do drop dew.
3:21 ¶ My son! let them not turn from thine eyes, Keep thou wisdom and thoughtfulness,
3:22 And they are life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck.
3:23 Then thou goest thy way confidently, And thy foot doth not stumble.
3:24 If thou liest down, thou art not afraid, Yea, thou hast lain down, And sweet hath been thy sleep.
3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear, And of the desolation of the wicked when it cometh.
3:27 ¶ Withhold not good from its owners, When thy hand [is] toward God to do [it].
3:28 Say not thou to thy friend, 'Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,' And substance with thee.
3:29 Devise not against thy neighbour evil, And he sitting confidently with thee.
3:30 ¶ Strive not with a man without cause, If he have not done thee evil.
3:31 ¶ Be not envious of a man of violence, Nor fix thou on any of his ways.
3:34 If the scorners He doth scorn, Yet to the humble He doth give grace.
3:35 Honour do the wise inherit, And fools are bearing away shame!
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