THE REWARDS OF WISDOM.

  Proverbs 3:1-8Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Rewards of Wisdom

3 My son, do not forget my [a]teaching,

But let your heart keep my commandments;

2 For length of days and years of life [worth living]

And tranquility and prosperity [the wholeness of life’s blessings] they will add to you.

3 Do not let mercy and kindness and truth leave you [instead let these qualities define you];

Bind them [securely] around your neck,

Write them on the tablet of your heart.

4 So find favor and high esteem

In the sight of God and man.

5 Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart

And do not rely on your own insight or understanding.

6 [b]In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognize Him,

And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].

7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;

Fear the Lord [with reverent awe and obedience] and turn [entirely] away from evil.

8 It will be health to your body [your marrow, your nerves, your sinews, your muscles—all your inner parts]

And refreshment (physical well-being) to your bones.

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