Proverbs 3 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Proverbs 3


Proverbs 3:1

My son, forget not my law; But let thy heart keep my commandments:

Proverbs 3:2

For length of days, and years of life, And peace, will they add to thee.

Proverbs 3:3

Let not kindness and truth forsake thee: Bind them about thy neck; Write them upon the tablet of thy heart:

Proverbs 3:4

So shalt thou find favor and good understanding In the sight of God and man.

Proverbs 3:5

Trust in Jehovah with all thy heart, And lean not upon thine own understanding:

Proverbs 3:6

In all thy ways acknowledge him, And he will direct thy paths.

Proverbs 3:7

Be not wise in thine own eyes; Fear Jehovah, and depart from evil:

Proverbs 3:8

It will be health to thy navel, And marrow to thy bones.

Proverbs 3:9

Honor Jehovah with thy substance, And with the first-fruits of all thine increase:

Proverbs 3:10

So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, And thy vats shall overflow with new wine.

Proverbs 3:11

My son, despise not the chastening of Jehovah; Neither be weary of his reproof:

Proverbs 3:12

For whom Jehovah loveth he reproveth; Even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

Proverbs 3:13

Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, And the man that getteth understanding.

Proverbs 3:14

For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, And the profit thereof than fine gold.

Proverbs 3:15

She is more precious than rubies: And none of the things thou canst desire are to be compared unto her.

Proverbs 3:16

Length of days is in her right hand; In her left hand are riches and honor.

Proverbs 3:17

Her ways are ways of pleasantness, And all her paths are peace.

Proverbs 3:18

She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: And happy is every one that retaineth her.

Proverbs 3:19

Jehovah by wisdom founded the earth; By understanding he established the heavens.

Proverbs 3:20

By his knowledge the depths were broken up, And the skies drop down the dew.

Proverbs 3:21

My son, let them not depart from thine eyes; Keep sound wisdom and discretion:

Proverbs 3:22

So shall they be life unto thy soul, And grace to thy neck.

Proverbs 3:23

Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely, And thy foot shall not stumble.

Proverbs 3:24

When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: Yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

Proverbs 3:25

Be not afraid of sudden fear, Neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh:

Proverbs 3:26

For Jehovah will be thy confidence, And will keep thy foot from being taken.

Proverbs 3:27

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, When it is in the power of thy hand to do it.

Proverbs 3:28

Say not unto thy neighbor, Go, and come again, And to-morrow I will give; When thou hast it by thee.

Proverbs 3:29

Devise not evil against thy neighbor, Seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

Proverbs 3:30

Strive not with a man without cause, If he have done thee no harm.

Proverbs 3:31

Envy thou not the man of violence, And choose none of his ways.

Proverbs 3:32

For the perverse is an abomination to Jehovah; But his friendship is with the upright.

Proverbs 3:33

The curse of Jehovah is in the house of the wicked; But he blesseth the habitation of the righteous.

Proverbs 3:34

Surely he scoffeth at the scoffers; But he giveth grace unto the lowly.

Proverbs 3:35

The wise shall inherit glory; But shame shall be the promotion of fools.

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