Proverbs 3

Proverbs 3:25-35

25   Do not be afraid of sudden terror
    or of the ruin1 of the wicked, when it comes,
26   for the LORD will be your confidence
    and will keep your foot from being caught.
27   Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due,2
    when it is in your power to do it.

28   Do not say to your neighbor, “Go, and come again,
    tomorrow I will give it”—when you have it with you.
29   Do not plan evil against your neighbor,
    who dwells trustingly beside you.
30   Do not contend with a man for no reason,
    when 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 person is an abomination to the LORD,
    but the upright are in his confidence.
33   The LORD’s curse is on the house of the wicked,
    but he blesses the dwelling of the righteous.
34   Toward the scorners he is scornful,
    but to the humble he gives favor.3
35   The wise will inherit honor,
    but fools get4 disgrace.


[1] 3:25 Hebrew storm

[2] 3:27 Hebrew Do not withhold good from its owners

[3] 3:34 Or grace

[4] 3:35 The meaning of the Hebrew word is uncertain