25 There is a way that seems right to a man,
    but its end is the way to death.[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 16:25 Hebrew ways of death

10 If you (A)faint in the day of adversity,
    your strength is small.

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16 (A)for the righteous falls (B)seven times and rises again,
    but (C)the wicked stumble in times of calamity.

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10 (A)The name of the Lord is (B)a strong tower;
    the righteous man runs into it and (C)is safe.

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he (A)taught me and said to me,
(B)“Let your heart hold fast my words;
    (C)keep my commandments, and live.
(D)Get wisdom; get (E)insight;
    do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
Do not forsake her, and she will keep you;
    (F)love her, and she will guard you.

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20 (A)My son, be attentive to my words;
    incline your ear to my sayings.
21 (B)Let them not escape from your sight;
    (C)keep them within your heart.
22 For they are (D)life to those who find them,
    and healing to all their[a] flesh.
23 Keep your heart with all vigilance,
    for (E)from it flow (F)the springs of life.

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 4:22 Hebrew his

Warning Against the Adulteress

(A)My son, keep my words
    and (B)treasure up my commandments with you;
(C)keep my commandments and live;
    keep my teaching as (D)the apple of your eye;
(E)bind them on your fingers;
    (F)write them on the tablet of your heart.

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18 Whoever (A)isolates himself seeks his own desire;
    he breaks out against all sound judgment.

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(A)A wise man is full of strength,
    and a man of knowledge enhances his might,
for by (B)wise guidance you can wage your war,
    and in (C)abundance of counselors there is victory.

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Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. 10 For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! 11 Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, (A)but how can one keep warm alone? 12 And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

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19 Trusting in a treacherous man in time of trouble
    is like a bad tooth or a foot that slips.

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Jesus the Great High Priest

14 Since then we have (A)a great high priest (B)who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, (C)let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest (D)who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been (E)tempted as we are, (F)yet without sin. 16 (G)Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

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