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5 (A)Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and (B)do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways (C)acknowledge him,
and he (D)will make straight your paths.
7 (E)Be not wise in your own eyes;
(F)fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
8 It will be (G)healing to your flesh[a]
and (H)refreshment[b] to your bones.
Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom
13 (M)Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
and the one who gets understanding,
14 (N)for the gain from her is better than gain from silver
and her profit better than (O)gold.
15 She is more precious than (P)jewels,
and (Q)nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 (R)Long life is in her right hand;
in her left hand are (S)riches and honor.
17 Her (T)ways are ways of pleasantness,
and all her paths are peace.
18 She is (U)a tree of life to those who (V)lay hold of her;
those who hold her fast are called blessed.
21 My son, (AA)do not lose sight of these—
keep sound wisdom and discretion,
22 and they will be (AB)life for your soul
and (AC)adornment for your neck.
23 (AD)Then you will walk on your way securely,
(AE)and your foot will not stumble.
24 (AF)If you lie down, you will not be afraid;
when you lie down, (AG)your sleep will be sweet.