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Passage Lookup: Proverbs 4

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Proverbs 4:1
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Hear, O sons, the (a)instruction of a father, And (b)give attention that you may [a]gain understanding,
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Proverbs 4:2
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For I give you [b]sound (c)teaching; (d)Do not abandon my [c]instruction.
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Proverbs 4:3
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When I was a son to my father, (e)Tender and (f)the only son in the sight of my mother,
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Proverbs 4:4
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Then he (g)taught me and said to me, "Let your heart (h)hold fast my words; (i)Keep my commandments and live;
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Proverbs 4:5
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(j)Acquire wisdom! (k)Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.
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Proverbs 4:6
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"Do not forsake her, and she will guard you; (l)Love her, and she will watch over you.
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Proverbs 4:7
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"(m)The [d]beginning of wisdom is: (n)Acquire wisdom; And with all your acquiring, get understanding.
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Proverbs 4:8
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"(o)Prize her, and she will exalt you; She will honor you if you embrace her.
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Proverbs 4:9
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"She will place (p)on your head a garland of grace; She will present you with a crown of beauty."
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Proverbs 4:10
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Hear, my son, and (q)accept my sayings And the (r)years of your life will be many.
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Proverbs 4:11
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I have (s)directed you in the way of wisdom; I have led you in upright paths.
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Proverbs 4:12
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When you walk, your (t)steps will not be impeded; And if you run, you (u)will not stumble.
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Proverbs 4:13
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(v)Take hold of instruction; do not let go. Guard her, for she is your (w)life.
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Proverbs 4:14
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(x)Do not enter the path of the wicked And do not proceed in the way of evil men.
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Proverbs 4:15
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Avoid it, do not pass by it; Turn away from it and pass on.
Proverbs 4:16
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For they (y)cannot sleep unless they do evil; And [e]they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.
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Proverbs 4:17
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For they (z)eat the bread of wickedness And drink the wine of violence.
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Proverbs 4:18
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But the (aa)path of the righteous is like the (ab)light of dawn, That (ac)shines brighter and brighter until the (ad)full day.
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Proverbs 4:19
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The (ae)way of the wicked is like darkness; They do not know over what they [f](af)stumble.
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Proverbs 4:20
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My son, (ag)give attention to my words; (ah)Incline your ear to my sayings.
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Proverbs 4:21
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(ai)Do not let them depart from your sight; (aj)Keep them in the midst of your heart.
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Proverbs 4:22
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For they are (ak)life to those who find them And (al)health to all [g]their body.
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Proverbs 4:23
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Watch over your heart with all diligence, For (am)from it flow the springs of life.
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Proverbs 4:24
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Put away from you a (an)deceitful mouth And (ao)put devious [h]speech far from you.
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Proverbs 4:25
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Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your [i]gaze be fixed straight in front of you.
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Proverbs 4:26
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(ap)Watch the path of your feet And all your (aq)ways will be established.
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Proverbs 4:27
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(ar)Do not turn to the right nor to the left; (as)Turn your foot from evil.
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