The path of life leads upward for the wise That he may keep away from Sheol below.
So they will be life to your soul And adornment to your neck.
"For he who finds me finds life And obtains favor from the LORD.
Understanding is a fountain of life to one who has it, But the discipline of fools is folly.
"Forsake your folly and live, And proceed in the way of understanding."
Take hold of instruction; do not let go Guard her, for she is your life.
He is on the path of life who heeds instruction, But he who ignores reproof goes astray.
The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn aside from the snares of death.
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light; And reproofs for discipline are the way of life
She does not ponder the path of life; Her ways are unstable, she does not know it.
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