Proverbs 3 New International Version (NIV)
Wisdom Bestows Well-Being
3 My son, do not forget my teaching,
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth,
11 My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline,
13 Blessed are those who find wisdom,
19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations,
21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,
31 Do not envy the violent
32 For the Lord detests the perverse
Proverbs 3 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Admonition to Trust and Honor God
3 My child, do not forget my teaching,
3 Do not let loyalty and faithfulness forsake you;
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
9 Honor the Lord with your substance
11 My child, do not despise the Lord’s discipline
The True Wealth
13 Happy are those who find wisdom,
God’s Wisdom in Creation
19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
The True Security
21 My child, do not let these escape from your sight:
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,[b]
Proverbs 3 New Living Translation (NLT)
Trusting in the Lord
3 My child,[a] never forget the things I have taught you.
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart;
7 Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom.
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth
11 My child, don’t reject the Lord’s discipline,
13 Joyful is the person who finds wisdom,
19 By wisdom the Lord founded the earth;
21 My child, don’t lose sight of common sense and discernment.
27 Do not withhold good from those who deserve it
29 Don’t plot harm against your neighbor,
31 Don’t envy violent people
33 The Lord curses the house of the wicked,
34 The Lord mocks the mockers
35 The wise inherit honor,
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