Proverbs 3:19-35 - Role Of Wisdom In Creation And Society
19 By wisdom the LORD founded the earth. By understanding, he established the heavens. 20 By his knowledge, the depths were broken up, and the skies 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 for your neck. 23 Then you shall walk in your way securely, and your foot won't stumble. 24 When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet. 25 Do not be afraid of sudden fear, or of the storm of the wicked when it comes: 26 for the LORD will be your confidence, and will keep your foot from being taken. 27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in the power of your hand to do it. 28 Do not say to your neighbor, "Go, and come again; tomorrow I will give it to you," when you have it by you. 29 Do not devise evil against your neighbor, seeing he dwells securely by you. 30 Do not strive with a man without cause, if he has done you no harm. 31 Do not envy the man of violence. Choose none of his ways. 32 For the perverse is an abomination to the LORD, but his friendship is with the upright. 33 The LORD's curse is in the house of the wicked, but he blesses the habitation of the righteous. 34 Surely he is scornful to scoffers, but he gives grace to the humble. 35 The wise will inherit glory, but shame will be the promotion of fools.