Podcast Ep. 6 - Proverbs 3:13-35

Sep 19, 2023

Proverbs 3:13–35

Blessed Is the One Who Finds Wisdom

[13] Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,

and the one who gets understanding,

[14] for the gain from her is better than gain from silver

and her profit better than gold.

[15] She is more precious than jewels,

and nothing you desire can compare with her.

[16] Long life is in her right hand;

in her left hand are riches and honor.

[17] Her ways are ways of pleasantness,

and all her paths are peace.

[18] She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her;

those who hold her fast are called blessed.

[19] The LORD by wisdom founded the earth;

by understanding he established the heavens;

[20] by his knowledge the deeps broke open,

and the clouds drop down the dew.

[21] My son, do not lose sight of these—

keep sound wisdom and discretion,

[22] and they will be life for your soul

and adornment for your neck.

[23] Then you will walk on your way securely,

and your foot will not stumble.

[24] If you lie down, you will not be afraid;

when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

[25] Do not be afraid of sudden terror

or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes,

[26] for the LORD will be your confidence

and will keep your foot from being caught.

[27] Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,

when it is in your power to do it.

[28] Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,

tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.

[29] Do not plan evil against your neighbor,

who dwells trustingly beside you.

[30] Do not contend with a man for no reason,

when he has done you no harm.

[31] Do not envy a man of violence

and do not choose any of his ways,

[32] for the devious person is an abomination to the LORD,

but the upright are in his confidence.

[33] The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked,

but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.

[34] Toward the scorners he is scornful,

but to the humble he gives favor.

[35] The wise will inherit honor,

but fools get disgrace. (ESV)