1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:
2 For length of days, and a, and b, shall they add to thee.
3 Let not mercy and a forsake thee: b them about thy neck; write them upon the c of thine d:
4 So shalt thou find a and good understanding in the sight of God and man.
5 ¶a in the Lord with all thine b; and lean not unto thine c d.
6 In all thy ways a him, and he shall b thy c.
7 ¶Be not a in thine own eyes: b the Lord, and depart from evil.
8 It shall be a to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.
9 a the Lord with thy b, and with the c of all thine increase:
10 So shall thy barns be filled with a, and thy presses shall burst out with new wine.
11 ¶My son, despise not the a of the Lord; neither be weary of his correction:
12 For whom the Lord loveth he a; even as a b the son in whom he delighteth.
13 ¶a is the man that findeth b, and the man that getteth c.
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 a and honour.
17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of a to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.
19 The Lord by wisdom hath a the earth; by b hath he established the heavens.
20 By his knowledge the depths are a, 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 a 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 a, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.
27 ¶a not b 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 a not evil against thy b, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.
30 ¶a not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.
31 ¶Envy thou not the a, and choose none of his ways.
32 For the a is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.
33 ¶The a 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 a unto the b.
35 The a shall inherit glory: but b shall be the promotion of fools.