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Guidance For The Young – Audio Version

Guidance for the Young

My son, do not forget my law,
(A)But let your heart keep my commands;
For length of days and long life
And (B)peace they will add to you.

Let not mercy and truth forsake you;
(C)Bind them around your neck,
(D)Write them on the tablet of your heart,
(E)And so find favor and [a]high esteem
In the sight of God and man.

(F)Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
(G)And lean not on your own understanding;
(H)In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He shall [b]direct your paths.

Do not be wise in your own (I)eyes;
Fear the Lord and depart from evil.
It will be health to your [c]flesh,
And (J)strength[d] to your bones.

(K)Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
10 (L)So your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine.

11 (M)My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
Nor detest His correction;
12 For whom the Lord loves He corrects,
(N)Just as a father the son in whom he delights.

13 (O)Happy is the man who finds wisdom,
And the man who gains understanding;
14 (P)For her proceeds are better than the profits of silver,
And her gain than fine gold.
15 She is more precious than rubies,
And (Q)all the things you may desire cannot compare with her.
16 (R)Length of days is in her right hand,
In her left hand riches and honor.
17 (S)Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
And all her paths are peace.
18 She is (T)a tree of life to those who take hold of her,
And happy are all who [e]retain her.

19 (U)The Lord by wisdom founded the earth;
By understanding He established the heavens;
20 By His knowledge the depths were (V)broken up,
And clouds 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 to your neck.
23 (W)Then you will walk safely in your way,
And your foot will not stumble.
24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.
25 (X)Do not be afraid of sudden terror,
Nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes;
26 For the Lord will be your confidence,
And will keep your foot from being caught.

27 (Y)Do not withhold good from [f]those to whom it is due,
When it is in the power of your hand to do so.
28 (Z)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 evil against your neighbor,
For he dwells by you for safety’s sake.
30 (AA)Do not strive with a man without cause,
If he has done you no harm.

31 (AB)Do not envy the oppressor,
And choose none of his ways;
32 For the perverse person is an abomination to the Lord,
(AC)But His secret counsel is with the upright.
33 (AD)The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked,
But (AE)He blesses the home of the just.
34 (AF)Surely He scorns the scornful,
But gives grace to the humble.
35 The wise shall inherit glory,
But shame shall be the legacy of fools

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  1. Adeosun Olugbemi Olagoke

    Again the word of the lord begin with a need not to forget the law of the Lord,infact it must be part of us, longlife and peace comes with treasuring the word of God. Doing good to other people is very essential and should guide our decision which will enable us get the best of God and human. A need to trust and believe God with all sincerity and not doubt His abilities, not to have a side plan,but solely rest on the absolute plan of God for me and never walk with the wisdom of man which will doom one on the long run. Giving all to God is a good thing to do and I must engage in it at all time( tithe and offering) ———-doing these will make increase be on me. I must yield my life to correction ,because in doing these I will become better and those things God does not like will be removed from our life gradually. Wisdom and understanding is good and it comes with an unquantifiable treasure even beyond our reasoning. The thing man desire are better and bestly achieved with wisdom and understanding,which two longlife, riches and honour———all these comes with wisdom and understanding in one’s life. It is essential to keep good and sound wisdom because even God employ the benefits of it while doing his great work. When wisdom with is brother understanding is in a man’s life no fear of anything should grip ones heart or troubles one because it make you do the right thing without sentiment or eye services to anyone or for anything.
    Again a need to invest in the life of giving to others and not delay what is ment for people around us. No need to hate anyone or fight them when to to they are not injurious to one ,we need not have troubles with them.
    We need not copy people at all especially those whose ways are against the way of God.

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