1: My son, don't forget my teaching; But let your heart keep my commandments: 2: For length of days, and years of life, And peace, will they add to you. 3: Don't let kindness and truth forsake you. Bind them around your neck. Write them on the tablet of your heart. 4: So you will find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man. 5: Trust in Yahweh with all your heart, And don't lean on your own understanding. 6: In all your ways acknowledge him, And he will direct your paths. 7: Don't be wise in your own eyes. Fear Yahweh, and depart from evil. 8: It will be health to your body, And nourishment to your bones. 9: Honor Yahweh with your substance, With the first fruits of all your increase: 10: So your barns will be filled with plenty, And your vats will overflow with new wine. 11: My son, don't despise Yahweh's discipline, Neither be weary of his reproof: 12: For whom Yahweh loves, he reproves; Even as a father the son in whom he delights. 13: Happy is the man who finds wisdom, The man who gets understanding. 14: For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, The profit of it better than fine gold. 15: She is more precious than rubies. None of the things you can desire are to be compared to her. 16: Length of days is in her right hand. In her left hand are riches and honor. 17: Her ways are ways of pleasantness. All her paths are peace. 18: She is a tree of life to those who lay hold of her. Happy is everyone who retains her. 19: By wisdom Yahweh founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens. 20: By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, And the skies drop down the dew. 21: My son, let them not depart from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion: 22: So they will be life to your soul, And grace for your neck. 23: Then you shall walk in your way securely. Your foot won't stumble. 24: When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet. 25: Don't be afraid of sudden fear, Neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it comes: 26: For Yahweh will be your confidence, And will keep your foot from being taken. 27: Don't withhold good from those to whom it is due, When it is in the power of your hand to do it. 28: Don't say to your neighbor, "Go, and come again, Tomorrow I will give," When you have it by you. 29: Don't devise evil against your neighbor, Seeing he dwells securely by you. 30: Don't strive with a man without cause, If he has done you no harm. 31: Don't envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways. 32: For the perverse is an abomination to Yahweh, But his friendship is with the upright. 33: The curse of Yahweh is in the house of the wicked, But he blesses the habitation of the righteous. 34: Surely he mocks the mockers, But he gives grace to the humble. 35: The wise will inherit glory, But shame will be the promotion of fools.