11 (A)My son, do not reject the [a]discipline of the Lord
Or loathe His rebuke,
12 For (B)whom the Lord loves He disciplines,
Just (C)as a father disciplines the son in whom he delights.

13 (D)Blessed is a person who finds wisdom,
And one who obtains understanding.
14 For [b]her (E)profit is better than the profit of silver,
And her produce better than gold.
15 She is (F)more precious than [c]jewels,
And nothing you desire compares with her.
16 [d](G)Long life is in her right hand;
In her left hand are (H)riches and honor.
17 Her (I)ways are pleasant ways,
And all her paths are (J)peace.
18 She is a (K)tree of life to those who take hold of her,
And happy are those who hold on to her.
19 The Lord founded the earth (L)by wisdom,
He (M)established the heavens by understanding.
20 By His knowledge the (N)ocean depths were burst open,
And the (O)clouds drip with dew.
21 My son, see that (P)they do not escape from your sight;
Comply with sound wisdom and discretion,

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  1. Proverbs 3:11 Or instruction
  2. Proverbs 3:14 I.e., the profit from Wisdom (personified)
  3. Proverbs 3:15 Lit corals
  4. Proverbs 3:16 Lit Length of days

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