New International Reader's Version

Proverbs 3

More Good Things Come From Wisdom

1My son, do not forget my teaching.
    Keep my commands in your heart.
They will help you live for many years.
    They will bring you peace and success.

Don’t let love and truth ever leave you.
    Tie them around your neck.
    Write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will find favor and a good name
    in the eyes of God and people.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
    Do not depend on your own understanding.
In all your ways obey him.
    Then he will make your paths smooth and straight.

Don’t be wise in your own eyes.
    Have respect for the Lord and avoid evil.
That will bring health to your body.
    It will make your bones strong.

Honor the Lord with your wealth.
    Give him the first share of all your crops.
10 Then your storerooms will be so full they can’t hold everything.
    Your huge jars will spill over with fresh wine.

11 My son, do not hate the Lord’s training.
    Do not object when he corrects you.
12 The Lord trains those he loves.
    He is like a father who trains the son he is pleased with.

13 Blessed is the one who finds wisdom.
    Blessed is the one who gains understanding.
14 Wisdom pays better than silver does.
    She earns more than gold does.
15 She is worth more than rubies.
    Nothing you want can compare with her.
16 Long life is in her right hand.
    In her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways.
    All her paths lead to peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her.
    Those who hold her close will be blessed.

19 By wisdom the Lord laid the earth’s foundations.
    Through understanding he set the heavens in place.
20 By his knowledge the seas were separated,
    and the clouds dropped their dew.

21 My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight.
    Hold on to good sense and the understanding of what is right.
22 They will be life for you.
    They will be like a gracious necklace around your neck.
23 Then you will go on your way in safety.
    You will not trip and fall.
24 When you lie down, you won’t be afraid.
    When you lie down, you will sleep soundly.
25 Don’t be terrified by sudden trouble.
    Don’t be afraid when sinners are destroyed.
26 The Lord will be at your side.
    He will keep your feet from being caught in a trap.

27 Don’t hold back good from those who are worthy of it.
    Don’t hold it back when you can help.
28 Suppose you already have something to give.
    Don’t say to your neighbor,
“Come back tomorrow.
    I’ll give it to you then.”

29 Don’t plan to harm your neighbor.
    He lives near you and trusts you.
30 Don’t bring charges against anyone for no reason.
    They have not harmed you.

31 Don’t be jealous of a person who hurts others.
    Don’t choose any of their ways.
32 The Lord really hates sinful people.
    But he makes honest people his closest friends.

33 The Lord puts a curse on the houses of sinners.
    But he blesses the homes of those who do what is right.
34 He makes fun of proud people who make fun of others.
    But he gives grace to those who are humble and treated badly.
35 Wise people receive honor.
    But foolish people get only shame.

New American Standard Bible

Proverbs 3

The Rewards of Wisdom

1My son, do not forget my [a]teaching,
But let your heart keep my commandments;
For length of days and years of life
And peace they will add to you.
Do not let kindness and truth leave you;
Bind them around your neck,
Write them on the tablet of your heart.
So you will find favor and good [b]repute
In the sight of God and man.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
Fear the Lord and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your [c]body
And refreshment to your bones.
Honor the Lord from your wealth
And from the first of all your produce;
10 So your barns will be filled with plenty
And your vats will overflow with new wine.
11 My son, do not reject the [d]discipline of the Lord
Or loathe His reproof,
12 For whom the Lord loves He reproves,
Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.

13 How blessed is the man who finds wisdom
And the man who gains understanding.
14 For her profit is better than the profit of silver
And her gain better than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than [e]jewels;
And nothing you desire compares with her.
16 [f]Long life is in her right hand;
In her left hand are riches and honor.
17 Her ways are pleasant ways
And all her paths are peace.
18 She is a tree of life to those who take hold of her,
And happy are all who hold her fast.
19 The Lord by wisdom founded the earth,
By understanding He established the heavens.
20 By His knowledge the deeps were broken up
And the skies drip with dew.
21 My son, let them not [g]vanish from your sight;
Keep sound wisdom and discretion,
22 So they will be life to your soul
And adornment to your neck.
23 Then you will walk in your way securely
And your foot will not stumble.
24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
25 Do not be afraid of sudden fear
Nor of the [h]onslaught of the wicked when it comes;
26 For the Lord will be [i]your confidence
And will keep your foot from being caught.

27 Do not withhold good from [j]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 back,
And tomorrow I will give it,”
When you have it with you.
29 Do not devise harm against your neighbor,
While he lives securely beside you.
30 Do not contend with a man without cause,
If 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 are an abomination to the Lord;
But [k]He is intimate with the upright.
33 The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked,
But He blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
34 Though He scoffs at the scoffers,
Yet He gives grace to the afflicted.
35 The wise will inherit honor,
But fools [l]display dishonor.

Notas al pie

  1. Proverbs 3:1 Or law
  2. Proverbs 3:4 Lit understanding
  3. Proverbs 3:8 Lit navel
  4. Proverbs 3:11 Or instruction
  5. Proverbs 3:15 Lit corals
  6. Proverbs 3:16 Lit Length of days
  7. Proverbs 3:21 Lit depart
  8. Proverbs 3:25 Lit storm
  9. Proverbs 3:26 Or at your side
  10. Proverbs 3:27 Lit its owners
  11. Proverbs 3:32 Lit His private counsel is
  12. Proverbs 3:35 Lit raise high