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Proverbs 3:3-4 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Let not loyalty and faithfulness forsake you;
    bind them about your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good repute[a]
    in the sight of God and man.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 3:4 Cn: Heb understanding
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Proverbs 3:13-18 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The True Wealth

13 Happy is the man who finds wisdom,
    and the man who gets understanding,
14 for the gain from it is better than gain from silver
    and its profit better than gold.
15 She is more precious than jewels,
    and nothing you desire can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand;
    in her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
    and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her;
    those who hold her fast are called happy.

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Proverbs 3:35 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

35 The wise will inherit honor,
    but fools get[a] disgrace.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 3:35 Cn: Heb exalt
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Proverbs 4:7-9 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The beginning of wisdom is this: Get wisdom,
    and whatever you get, get insight.
Prize her highly,[a] and she will exalt you;
    she will honor you if you embrace her.
She will place on your head a fair garland;
    she will bestow on you a beautiful crown.”

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 4:8 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
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Proverbs 10:7 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The memory of the righteous is a blessing,
    but the name of the wicked will rot.

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Proverbs 11:16 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

16 A gracious woman gets honor,
    and violent men get riches.

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Proverbs 11:26-27 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

26 The people curse him who holds back grain,
    but a blessing is on the head of him who sells it.
27 He who diligently seeks good seeks favor,
    but evil comes to him who searches for it.

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Proverbs 12:8 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

A man is commended according to his good sense,
    but one of perverse mind is despised.

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Proverbs 12:9 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Better is a man of humble standing who works for himself
    than one who plays the great man but lacks bread.

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Proverbs 13:15 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

15 Good sense wins favor,
    but the way of the faithless is their ruin.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 13:15 Cn Compare Gk Syr Vg Tg: Heb is enduring
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Proverbs 13:18 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

18 Poverty and disgrace come to him who ignores instruction,
    but he who heeds reproof is honored.

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Proverbs 14:35 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

35 A servant who deals wisely has the king’s favor,
    but his wrath falls on one who acts shamefully.

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Proverbs 15:33 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

33 The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom,
    and humility goes before honor.

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Proverbs 16:13 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

13 Righteous lips are the delight of a king,
    and he loves him who speaks what is right.

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Proverbs 17:28 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

28 Even a fool who keeps silent is considered wise;
    when he closes his lips, he is deemed intelligent.

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Proverbs 18:12 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

12 Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty,
    but humility goes before honor.

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Proverbs 20:11 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

11 Even a child makes himself known by his acts,
    whether what he does is pure and right.

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Proverbs 21:21 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

21 He who pursues righteousness and kindness
    will find life[a] and honor.

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 21:21 Gk: Heb life and righteousness
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Proverbs 22:4 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The reward for humility and fear of the Lord
    is riches and honor and life.

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Proverbs 25:6-7 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence
    or stand in the place of the great;
for it is better to be told, “Come up here,”
    than to be put lower in the presence of the prince.

What your eyes have seen

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Proverbs 25:13 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

13 Like the cold of snow in the time of harvest
    is a faithful messenger to those who send him,
    he refreshes the spirit of his masters.

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Proverbs 25:27 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

27 It is not good to eat much honey,
    so be sparing of complimentary words.[a]

Footnotes:

  1. Proverbs 25:27 Cn Compare Gk Syr Tg: Heb searching out their glory is glory
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