But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has (A)denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

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A Father’s Instruction

Listen, my sons, to the (A)instruction of a father,
And (B)pay attention so that you may [a]gain understanding,
For I give you good (C)teaching;
(D)Do not abandon my [b]instruction.
When I was a son to my father,
(E)Tender and (F)the only son in the sight of my mother,
He (G)taught me and said to me,
“Let your heart (H)take hold of my words;
(I)Keep my commandments and live;
(J)Acquire wisdom! (K)Acquire understanding!
Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 4:1 Lit know
  2. Proverbs 4:2 Or law

19 [a](A)You know this, (B)my beloved brothers and sisters. Now everyone must be quick to hear, (C)slow to speak, and (D)slow to anger; 20 for a man’s (E)anger does not bring about the righteousness of God.

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Footnotes

  1. James 1:19 Or Know this

(A)Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but (B)bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.

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(A)Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; (B)for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterers.

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And (A)you shall love the Lord your God (B)with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. (C)These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. And (D)you shall repeat them diligently to your sons and speak of them when you sit in your house, when you walk on the road, when you lie down, and when you get up. (E)You shall also tie them as a [a]sign to your [b]hand, and they shall be as [c]frontlets [d]on your forehead. (F)You shall also write them on the [e]doorposts of your house and on your gates.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 6:8 I.e., reminder
  2. Deuteronomy 6:8 Or forearm
  3. Deuteronomy 6:8 Or phylacteries
  4. Deuteronomy 6:8 Lit between your eyes
  5. Deuteronomy 6:9 Heb mezuzoth

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