Proverbs 3 & 4
Accompanies the Post “Follow the Spirit to Safety”
Proverbs 3Expanded Bible (EXB)
Advice to Children
3 My ·child [L son], do not forget my ·teaching [instruction; law],
3 Don’t ·ever forget kindness and truth [L let loyalty and faithfulness abandon you].
5 Trust the Lord with all your heart,
7 Don’t ·depend on your own wisdom [L be wise in your own eyes].
9 Honor the Lord with your wealth
11 My ·child [L son], do not reject the Lord’s discipline,
13 ·Happy [Blessed] is the person who finds wisdom,
19 The Lord ·made [L laid the foundations of] the earth, ·using his wisdom [or with Wisdom; 8:22–31].
21 My ·child [L son], ·hold on to [protect] ·wisdom [resourcefulness] and ·good sense [discretion].
27 Whenever you are able,
31 Don’t be jealous of those who use violence,
Wisdom Is Important
4 My ·children [L sons], listen to your father’s ·teaching [discipline; instruction];
10 My ·child [L son], listen and ·accept what I say [L take in my speech].
18 The way of the ·good [righteous] person is like the ·light of dawn [L shining light],
20 My ·child [L son], pay attention to my words;