An exhortation to obedience,
Proverbs 3:1 O my sonne, forget not my law but se that thyne hert kepe my commaundementes. Proverbs 3:2 For they shall prolong the dayes & yeares of thy life, & bring þe peace. Proverbs 3:3 Let mercy & faythfulnes neuer go from the: bynde them about thy necke, & write them in the tables of thyne hert. Proverbs 3:4 So shalt thou fynde fauour & good vnderstanding in the sight of God & men.
Proverbs 3:5 Put thy trust in the Lord wyth all thyne hert, and leane not vnto thyne own vnderstandinge. Proverbs 3:6 In all thy wayes haue respecte vnto hym, & he shal ordre thy goinges.
Proverbs 3:7 Be not wyse in thyne own conceyte, but feare the Lord, & departe from euell: Proverbs 3:8 so shall thy nauell be whole, & thy bones strong.
Proverbs 3:9 Honour the Lord with thy substaunce, & with the firstlinges of all thyne encrease: Proverbs 3:10 so shall thy barnes be filled with plenteousnesse, and thy presses shall flowe ouer with swete wyne.
Proverbs 3:11 My sonne, despise not the chastening of the Lorde, neyther faynte when thou arte rebuked of hym. Proverbs 3:12 For whome the Lord loueth hym he chasteneth: & yet deliteth in him euen as a father in his owne sonne.
The happy gain of wisdom.
Proverbs 3:13 Well is hym that findeth wysdome, and opteyneth vnderstandinge, Proverbs 3:14 for the gettinge of it is better then any marchaundise of syluer, and the profet of it is better then golde. Proverbs 3:15 Wysdome is more worth then precyous stones, and all thinges that thou canste desyre, are not to be compared vnto her. Proverbs 3:16 Vpon her righte hande is longe lyfe, and vppon her lefte hande is ryches and honour. Proverbs 3:17 Her wayes are pleasaunte wayes, and al her pathes are peaceable. Proverbs 3:18 She is a tree of lyfe to them that laye holde vpon her, and blessed are they that kepe her fast.
Proverbs 3:19 With wysdome hath the Lorde layed the foundacion of the earth, & thorow vnderstanding hath he stablished the heauens. Proverbs 3:20 Thorow hys wysdome the deapthes breake vp, and the cloudes droppe downe of the dewe.
and the benefits of wisdom.
Proverbs 3:21 My sonne, let not these thinges depart from thyne eyes, but kepe my lawe and my councel: Proverbs 3:22 so shal it be life vnto thy soule, and grace vnto thy mouth. Proverbs 3:23 Then shalt thou walke safely in thy waye, and thy fote shal not stomble. Proverbs 3:24 If thou slepest, thou shalt not be afraied, but shalt take thy rest and slepe swetelye. Proverbs 3:25 Thou nedest not to be afrayed of any sodaine feare nether for the vyolent rushynge in of the vngodly, when it commeth. Proverbs 3:26 For the Lorde shal be besiege the, and kepe thy fote that thou be not taken.
An exhortation to charitableness,
Proverbs 3:27 Refuse not to do good vnto hym that shoulde haue it, so longe as thyne hande is able to do it. Proverbs 3:28 Say not vnto thy neyghbour go thy waye and come agayne, to morowe wyll I geue the: Proverbs 3:29 where as thou hast nowe to geue him. Intend no hurt vnto thy neighbour seing he hopeth to dwel in rest by the.
Proverbs 3:30 Striue not lightely with any man, wher as he hath done the harme.
Proverbs 3:31 Folowe not a wycked man, and chose none of hys wayes: Proverbs 3:32 for the Lorde abhorreth the froward, but hys secrete is amonge the rightuous.
The cursed state of the wicked.
Proverbs 3:33 The curse of the Lord is in the house of the vngodly, but he blessed the dwellynges of the rightuous. Proverbs 3:34 As for the scornefull, he shall laugh them to scorne, but he shal geue grace vnto the lowly. Proverbs 3:35 The wise shall haue honour in possession, but shame is the promocion that foles shall haue.