Proverbs 3
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1  My son, forget not my teaching; but let thy heart keep my commandments;

א  בְּנִי תּוֹרָתִי אַל תִּשְׁכָּח וּמִצְו‍ֹתַי יִצֹּר לִבֶּךָ.

2  For length of days, and years of life, and peace, will they add to thee.

ב  כִּי אֹרֶךְ יָמִים וּשְׁנוֹת חַיִּים וְשָׁלוֹם יוֹסִיפוּ לָךְ.

3  Let not kindness and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck, write them upon the table of thy heart;

ג  חֶסֶד וֶאֱמֶת אַל יַעַזְבֻךָ קָשְׁרֵם עַל גַּרְגְּרוֹתֶיךָ כָּתְבֵם עַל לוּחַ לִבֶּךָ.

4  So shalt thou find grace and good favour in the sight of God and man.

ד  וּמְצָא חֵן וְשֵׂכֶל טוֹב בְּעֵינֵי אֱלֹהִים וְאָדָם.

5  Trust in Hashem with all thy heart, and lean not upon thine own understanding.

ה  בְּטַח אֶל יְהוָה בְּכָל לִבֶּךָ וְאֶל בִּינָתְךָ אַל תִּשָּׁעֵן.

6  In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct thy paths.

ו  בְּכָל דְּרָכֶיךָ דָעֵהוּ וְהוּא יְיַשֵּׁר אֹרְחֹתֶיךָ.

7  Be not wise in thine own eyes; fear Hashem, and depart from evil;

ז  אַל תְּהִי חָכָם בְּעֵינֶיךָ יְרָא אֶת יְהוָה וְסוּר מֵרָע.

8  It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

ח  רִפְאוּת תְּהִי לְשָׁרֶּךָ וְשִׁקּוּי לְעַצְמוֹתֶיךָ.

9  Honour Hashem with thy substance, and with the first-fruits of all thine increase;

ka-BAYD et a-do-NAI may-ho-NE-kha u-may-ray-SHEET kol t’-vu-a-TE-kha

ט  כַּבֵּד אֶת יְהוָה מֵהוֹנֶךָ וּמֵרֵאשִׁית כָּל תְּבוּאָתֶךָ.

3:9   And with the first-fruits of all thine increase

Offering the first of our fruits to God reminds us how much we owe Him. It is easy to forget how much the Lord has given us, as we get caught up in our own efforts towards our success. God commands us to bring the first of our harvest each year to the Temple in Jerusalem (see for example Deuteronomy 26:2), to remind us that He is behind everything that happens to us, and the source of our success.


10  So shall thy barns be filled with plenty, and thy vats shall overflow with new wine.

י  וְיִמָּלְאוּ אֲסָמֶיךָ שָׂבָע וְתִירוֹשׁ יְקָבֶיךָ יִפְרֹצוּ.

11  My son, despise not the chastening of Hashem, neither spurn thou His correction;

יא  מוּסַר יְהוָה בְּנִי אַל תִּמְאָס וְאַל תָּקֹץ בְּתוֹכַחְתּוֹ.

12  For whom Hashem loveth He correcteth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

יב  כִּי אֶת אֲשֶׁר יֶאֱהַב יְהוָה יוֹכִיחַ וּכְאָב אֶת בֵּן יִרְצֶה.

13  Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that obtaineth understanding.

יג  אַשְׁרֵי אָדָם מָצָא חָכְמָה וְאָדָם יָפִיק תְּבוּנָה.

14  For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.

יד  כִּי טוֹב סַחְרָהּ מִסְּחַר כָּסֶף וּמֵחָרוּץ תְּבוּאָתָהּ.

15  She is more precious than rubies; and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.

טו  יְקָרָה הִיא מפניים (מִפְּנִינִים) וְכָל חֲפָצֶיךָ לֹא יִשְׁווּ בָהּ.

16  Length of days is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honour.

טז  אֹרֶךְ יָמִים בִּימִינָהּ בִּשְׂמֹאולָהּ עֹשֶׁר וְכָבוֹד.

17  Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.

יז  דְּרָכֶיהָ דַרְכֵי נֹעַם וְכָל נְתִיבוֹתֶיהָ שָׁלוֹם.

18  She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her, and happy is every one that holdest her fast.

יח  עֵץ חַיִּים הִיא לַמַּחֲזִיקִים בָּהּ וְתֹמְכֶיהָ מְאֻשָּׁר.

19  Hashem by wisdom founded the earth; by understanding He established the heavens.

יט  יְהוָה בְּחָכְמָה יָסַד אָרֶץ כּוֹנֵן שָׁמַיִם בִּתְבוּנָה.

20  By His knowledge the depths were broken up, and the skies drop down the dew.

כ  בְּדַעְתּוֹ תְּהוֹמוֹת נִבְקָעוּ וּשְׁחָקִים יִרְעֲפוּ טָל.

21  My son, let not them depart from thine eyes; keep sound wisdom and discretion;

כא  בְּנִי אַל יָלֻזוּ מֵעֵינֶיךָ נְצֹר תֻּשִׁיָּה וּמְזִמָּה.

22  So shall they be life unto thy soul, and grace to thy neck.

כב  וְיִהְיוּ חַיִּים לְנַפְשֶׁךָ וְחֵן לְגַרְגְּרֹתֶיךָ.

23  Then shalt thou walk in thy way securely, and thou shalt not dash thy foot.

כג  אָז תֵּלֵךְ לָבֶטַח דַּרְכֶּךָ וְרַגְלְךָ לֹא תִגּוֹף.

24  When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid; yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

כד  אִם תִּשְׁכַּב לֹא תִפְחָד וְשָׁכַבְתָּ וְעָרְבָה שְׁנָתֶךָ.

25  Be not afraid of sudden terror, neither of the destruction of the wicked, when it cometh;

כה  אַל תִּירָא מִפַּחַד פִּתְאֹם וּמִשֹּׁאַת רְשָׁעִים כִּי תָבֹא.

26  For Hashem will be thy confidence, and will keep thy foot from being caught.

כו  כִּי יְהוָה יִהְיֶה בְכִסְלֶךָ וְשָׁמַר רַגְלְךָ מִלָּכֶד.

27  Withhold not good from him to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thy hand to do it.

כז  אַל תִּמְנַע טוֹב מִבְּעָלָיו בִּהְיוֹת לְאֵל ידיך (יָדְךָ) לַעֲשׂוֹת.

28  Say not unto thy neighbour: ‘Go, and come again, and to-morrow I will give’; when thou hast it by thee.

כח  אַל תֹּאמַר לרעיך (לְרֵעֲךָ) לֵךְ וָשׁוּב וּמָחָר אֶתֵּן וְיֵשׁ אִתָּךְ.

29  Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

כט  אַל תַּחֲרֹשׁ עַל רֵעֲךָ רָעָה וְהוּא יוֹשֵׁב לָבֶטַח אִתָּךְ.

30  Strive not with a man without cause, if he have done thee no harm.

ל  אַל תרוב (תָּרִיב) עִם אָדָם חִנָּם אִם לֹא גְמָלְךָ רָעָה.

31  Envy thou not the man of violence, and choose none of his ways.

לא  אַל תְּקַנֵּא בְּאִישׁ חָמָס וְאַל תִּבְחַר בְּכָל דְּרָכָיו.

32  For the perverse is an abomination to Hashem; but His counsel is with the upright.

לב  כִּי תוֹעֲבַת יְהוָה נָלוֹז וְאֶת יְשָׁרִים סוֹדוֹ.

33  The curse of Hashem is in the house of the wicked; but He blesseth the habitation of the righteous.

לג  מְאֵרַת יְהוָה בְּבֵית רָשָׁע וּנְוֵה צַדִּיקִים יְבָרֵךְ.

34  If it concerneth the scorners, He scorneth them, but unto the humble He giveth grace.

לד  אִם לַלֵּצִים הוּא יָלִיץ ולעניים (וְלַעֲנָוִים) יִתֶּן חֵן.

35  The wise shall inherit honour; but as for the fools, they carry away shame.

לה  כָּבוֹד חֲכָמִים יִנְחָלוּ וּכְסִילִים מֵרִים קָלוֹן.

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  • All of the Tanach is from Hashem but Proverbs 3:5-8 have been special for me for many if not most of my 73 years. It is certainly the highest Wisdom to "Trust in HaShem's Commandments and to obey them even when our mind may think it would be better not to. That by obeying the commandments and precepts of Hashem will lead us to our highest good.

  • proverbios 3;5-8 es mi bandera de conducta de mi vida, siempre me paro en ella
    me a ayudado en los momentos dificiles de la vida
    el aplicarlo a nuestras vidas nos da tanta satisfacion

  • I again remark about verses 5-8 in Chapter 3. It helped me a lot to find out that all books of the Tanach that are in italics are written in poetic form. Also that Hebrew of that day only had one poetic form which is parallelism. This is where the second verse says the same thing as the first verse but in different words. This helps give real clues to the meanings of the scriptures. So in verse 5 which says we are to trust Hashem and in verse 6 it says, "In all thy ways acknowledge Him" It is easier to see that Trusting Hashem is to obey His commandments in every decision we make about what we should do. Why does Hashem teach us these things? Because He loves us and wants the best for us. He treats us like a good Father because He loves us as if we were His precious sons and daughters. Baruch Hashem

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