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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 Raymond Huerta = "This pronouncement continues the central pragmatic theme in Proverbs: that following the path of wisdom leads to physical well-being, prosperity, and longevity. Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
2 Raymond Huerta = "The teachings of wisdom are both an external ornament and something to be internalized and permanently retained.Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
3 Raymond Huerta = "The Hebrew sekhel can also mean "intelligence" (in modern Hebrew it's something like "common sense"). Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
4 Cary W = "It is a good thing we are not asked to trust in ourselves, for though we may have some knowledge and power, when we trust in Him who is Lord and acknowledge His hand and power at work in all things, then we will be aligned to walk in His paths and direction."
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6 Sarah Mangum = "Proverbs 3:5-6"
7 Sarah Mangum = "Top 10 Verses for Those Grieving"
8 Raymond Huerta = "The verb can also mean "level," meaning you can walk on your paths without obstruction. It could also mean that you can walk the crooked paths and God will straighten them.Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
9 Raymond Huerta = "The key idea here is that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
10 Raymond Huerta = "The King James Version translated the Hebrew to say "thy navel," however, it is mostly linked to she'eirkha, "your flesh."Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
11 Raymond Huerta = "Literally, "satiety." The reference is to abundant grain, paired with new wine in the second half of the sentence. Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
12 Raymond Huerta = "After the first 12 verses of general exhortation, a new unit begins here. The "happy the man" formula often marks the beginning of a textual unit, as in the Wisdom psalm that is at the head of the canonical collection. The subject of this unit, which ends at verse 20, is a celebration of the transcendent powers of wisdom. Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
13 Raymond Huerta = "This is often translated as "For her worth," which personifies wisdom as a feminine figure, possessing two hands (verse 16). The term for worth is sahar, meaning market value.  Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
14 Raymond Huerta = "This begins to move toward the idea cultivated by Kabbalists and others that wisdom is a cosmic principle by which God words out the design of creation.Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kabbalah"
15 Raymond Huerta = "This is a reversal of the Flood story, which "all the wellsprings of the great deep burst/ and the casements of the heavens were opened." Genesis 7:11 Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
16 Raymond Huerta = "This verse runs until verse 26, is a series of exhortations to adhere to wisdom and enjoy its benefits, which parallels the similar set of verses 1-12. By doing this it forms a frame around the celebration of wisdom in verses 13-20.  Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
17 Raymond Huerta = "The idea of wisdom as an ornament around the neck (see verse 3) is common in Proverbs. Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
18 Raymond Huerta = "Eventually, disaster will overtake the wicked, as opposed to those who follow in wisdom will have no reason to fear such an event.Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."
19 Raymond Huerta = "Often translated as "Don't hold back bounty," this phrase is the start of the fourth textual unit in the chapter, which is a collection of negative warnings regarding the behavior towards one's fellow man. Alter, Robert. "Proverbs 3." The Wisdom Books: Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes : A Translation with Commentary. New York: W.W. Norton, 2010. Print."