1: My son! my law forget not, And my commands let thy heart keep, 2: For length of days and years, Life and peace they do add to thee. 3: Let not kindness and truth forsake thee, Bind them on thy neck, Write them on the tablet of thy heart, 4: And find grace and good understanding In the eyes of God and man. 5: Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not. 6: In all thy ways know thou Him, And He doth make straight thy paths. 7: Be not wise in thine own eyes, Fear Jehovah, and turn aside from evil. 8: Healing it is to thy navel, And moistening to thy bones. 9: Honour Jehovah from thy substance, And from the beginning of all thine increase; 10: And filled are thy barns [with] plenty, And [with] new wine thy presses break forth. 11: Chastisement of Jehovah, my son, despise not, And be not vexed with His reproof, 12: For whom Jehovah loveth He reproveth, Even as a father the son He is pleased with. 13: O the happiness of a man [who] hath found wisdom, And of a man [who] bringeth forth understanding. 14: For better [is] her merchandise Than the merchandise of silver, And than gold -- her increase. 15: Precious she [is] above rubies, And all thy pleasures are not comparable to her. 16: Length of days [is] in her right hand, In her left [are] wealth and honour. 17: Her ways [are] ways of pleasantness, And all her paths [are] peace. 18: A tree of life she [is] to those laying hold on her, And whoso is retaining her [is] happy. 19: Jehovah by wisdom did found the earth, He prepared the heavens by understanding. 20: By His knowledge depths have been rent, And clouds do drop dew. 21: My son! let them not turn from thine eyes, Keep thou wisdom and thoughtfulness, 22: And they are life to thy soul, and grace to thy neck. 23: Then thou goest thy way confidently, And thy foot doth not stumble. 24: If thou liest down, thou art not afraid, Yea, thou hast lain down, And sweet hath been thy sleep. 25: Be not afraid of sudden fear, And of the desolation of the wicked when it cometh. 26: For Jehovah is at thy side, And He hath kept thy foot from capture. 27: Withhold not good from its owners, When thy hand [is] toward God to do [it]. 28: Say not thou to thy friend, 'Go, and return, and to-morrow I give,' And substance with thee. 29: Devise not against thy neighbour evil, And he sitting confidently with thee. 30: Strive not with a man without cause, If he have not done thee evil. 31: Be not envious of a man of violence, Nor fix thou on any of his ways. 32: For an abomination to Jehovah [is] the perverted, And with the upright [is] His secret counsel. 33: The curse of Jehovah [is] in the house of the wicked. And the habitation of the righteous He blesseth. 34: If the scorners He doth scorn, Yet to the humble He doth give grace. 35: Honour do the wise inherit, And fools are bearing away shame!