PROVERBS 3 Parallel KJV
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KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)


1  My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

2  For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

3  Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:

4  So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

5  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

6  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

7  Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil.

8  It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

9  Honour the LORD with thy substance, and with the firstfruits of all thine increase:

10  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

11  My son, despise not the chastening of the LORD; neither be weary of his correction:

12  For whom the LORD loveth he correcteth; even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

13  Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.

14  For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

15  She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

16  Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.

17  Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

18  She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.

19  The LORD by wisdom hath founded the earth; by understanding hath he established the heavens.

20  By his knowledge the depths are broken up, and the clouds drop down the dew.

21  My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

22  So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

23  Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

24  When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

25  Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

26  For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

27  Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

28  Say not unto thy neighbour, Go, and come again, and to morrow I will give; when thou hast it by thee.

29  Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

30  Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

31  Envy thou not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways.

32  For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

33  The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just.

34  Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giveth grace unto the lowly.

35  The wise shall inherit glory: but shame shall be the promotion of fools.

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1  My sonne, forget not my lawe; but let thine heart keepe my commaundements:

2  For length of dayes, and long life, and peace shall they adde to thee.

3  Let not mercy and trueth forsake thee: bind them about thy necke, write them vpon the table of thine heart.

4  So shalt thou find fauour, and good vnderstanding in the sight of God, and man.

5   Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and leaue not vnto thine owne vnderstanding.

6  In all thy wayes acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy pathes.

7   Be not wise in thine owne eyes: feare the Lord, and depart from euill.

8  It shalbe health to thy nauill, and marrow to thy bones.

9  Honour the Lord with thy substance, and with the first fruits of all thine increase.

10  So shall thy barnes be filled with plenty, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.

11   My sonne, despise not the chastening of the Lord: neither be weary of his correction.

12  For whom the Lord loueth, he correcteth, euen as a father the sonne, in whom he delighteth.

13   Happy is the man that findeth wisedome, and the man that getteth vnderstanding.

14  For the merchandise of it is better then the merchandise of siluer, and the gaine thereof, then fine gold.

15  She is more precious then Rubies: and all the things thou canst desire, are not to be compared vnto her.

16  Length of dayes is in her right hand: and in her left hand, riches and honour.

17  Her wayes are wayes of plesantnesse: and all her pathes are peace.

18  She is a tree of life, to them that lay hold vpon her: and happy is euery one that retaineth her.

19  The Lord by wisedome hath founded the earth; by vnderstanding hath he established the heauens.

20  By his knowledge the depthes are broken vp; and the cloudes droppe downe the dew.

21   My sonne, let not them depart from thine eyes: keepe sound wisedome and discretion.

22  So shall they bee life vnto thy soule, and grace to thy necke.

23  Then shalt thou walke in thy way safely, & thy foot shall not stumble.

24  When thou lyest downe, thou shalt not be afraide: yea, thou shalt lye downe, and thy sleepe shalbe sweet.

25  Be not afraid of sudden feare, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it commeth.

26  For the Lord shalbe thy confidence, and shall keepe thy foote from being taken.

27   Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to doe it.

28  Say not vnto thy neighbour, Goe, and come againe, and to morrow I will giue, when thou hast it by thee.

29  Deuise not euil against thy neighbour, seeing hee dwelleth securely by thee.

30   Striue not with a man without cause, if hee haue done thee no harme.

31   Enuie thou not the oppressour, and choose none of his wayes.

32  For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.

33   The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the iust.

34  Surely he scorneth the scorners: but he giueth grace vnto the lowly.

35  The wise shall inherite glory, but shame shalbe the promotion of fooles.