Bible: Prov 4:10-27

4:10 Listen, my child, 1  and accept my words,

so that 2  the years of your life will be many. 3 

4:11 I will guide you 4  in the way of wisdom

and I will lead you in upright paths. 5 

4:12 When you walk, your steps 6  will not be hampered, 7 

and when you run, 8  you will not stumble.

4:13 Hold on to instruction, 9  do not let it go;

protect it, 10  because it is your life.

4:14 Do not enter the path of the wicked

or walk 11  in the way of those who are evil.

4:15 Avoid it, do not go on it;

turn away from it, and go on. 12 

4:16 For they cannot sleep unless they cause harm; 13 

they are robbed of sleep 14  until they make someone stumble. 15 

4:17 For they eat bread 16  gained from wickedness 17 

and drink wine obtained from violence. 18 

4:18 But the path of the righteous is like the bright morning light, 19 

growing brighter and brighter 20  until full day. 21 

4:19 The way of the wicked is like gloomy darkness; 22 

they do not know what causes them to stumble. 23 

4:20 My child, pay attention to my words;

listen attentively 24  to my sayings.

4:21 Do not let them depart 25  from your sight,

guard 26  them within your heart; 27 

4:22 for they are life to those who find them

and healing to one’s entire body. 28 

4:23 Guard your heart with all vigilance, 29 

for from it are the sources 30  of life.

4:24 Remove perverse speech 31  from your mouth; 32 

keep devious talk far from your lips. 33 

4:25 Let your eyes look directly 34  in front of you

and let your gaze 35  look straight before you.

4:26 Make the path for your feet 36  level, 37 

so that 38  all your ways may be established. 39 

4:27 Do not turn 40  to the right or to the left;

turn yourself 41  away from evil. 42 

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