Proverbs - 4

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1.gps;isfNs> ePq;fs; jfg;gd; Nghjfj;ijf; Nfl;L> Gj;jpia milAk;gb ftdpAq;fs;.
 [4:1] Listen, friends, to some fatherly advice; sit up and take notice so you'll know how to live.
2.ehd; cq;fSf;F ew;Nghjfj;ijj; jUfpNwd;@ vd; cgNjrj;ij tplhjpUq;fs;.
 [2] I'm giving you good counsel; don't let it go in one ear and out the other.
3.ehd; vd; jfg;gDf;Fg; gphpakhd FkhuDk;> vd; jha;f;F kpfTk; mUikahd xNu gps;isAkhdtd;.
 [3] When I was a boy at my father's knee, the pride and joy of my mother,
4.mth; vdf;Fg; Nghjpj;Jr; nrhd;dJ: cd; ,Ujak; vd; thh;j;ijfisf; fhj;Jf;nfhs;sf;fltJ@ vd; fl;lisfisf; iff;nfhs;> mg;nghOJ gpiog;gha;.
 [4] He would sit me down and drill me: "Take this to heart. Do what I tell you-live!
5.Qhdj;ijr; rk;ghjp> Gj;jpiaAk; rk;ghjp@ vd; thapd; thh;j;ijfis kwthkYk; tpl;L tpyfhkYk; ,U.
 [5] Sell everything and buy Wisdom! Forage for Understanding! Don't forget one word! Don't deviate an inch!
6.mij tplhNj> mJ cd;idj; jw;fhf;Fk;@ mjpd;Nky; gphpakhapU> mJ cd;idf; fhj;Jf;nfhs;Sk;.
 [6] Never walk away from Wisdom-she guards your life; love her-she keeps her eye on you.
7.QhdNk Kf;fpak;> Qhdj;ijr; rk;ghjp@ vd;dj;ijr; rk;ghjpj;jhYk; Gj;jpiar; rk;ghjpj;Jf;nfhs;.
 [7] Above all and before all, do this: Get Wisdom! Write this at the top of your list: Get Understanding!
8.eP mij Nkd;ikg;gLj;J> mJ cd;id Nkd;ikg;gLj;Jk;@ eP mijj; jOtpf;nfhz;lhy;> mJ cd;idf; fdk;gz;Zk;.
 [8] Throw your arms around her-believe me, you won't regret it; never let her go-she'll make your life glorious.
9.mJ cd; jiyf;F myq;fhukhd Kbiaf; nfhLf;Fk;@ mJ kfpikahd fph;Plj;ij cdf;Fr; #l;Lk;.
 [9] She'll garland your life with grace, she'll festoon your days with beauty."
10.vd; kfNd> Nfs;> vd; thh;j;ijfis Vw;Wf;nfhs;@ mg;nghOJ cd; MArpd; tU\q;fs; mjpfkhFk;.
 [10] Dear friend, take my advice; it will add years to your life.
11.Qhdkhh;f;fj;ij ehd; cdf;Fg; Nghjpj;Njd;@ nrt;itahd ghijfspNy cd;id elj;jpNdd;.
 [11] I'm writing out clear directions to Wisdom Way, I'm drawing a map to Righteous Road.
12.eP mitfspy; elf;Fk;NghJ cd; eilfSf;F ,Lf;fz; cz;lhtjpy;iy@ eP mitfspy; XbdhYk; ,lwkhl;lha;.
 [12] I don't want you ending up in blind alleys, or wasting time making wrong turns.
13.Gj;jpkjpia cWjpaha;g; gw;wpf;nfhs;> mij tpl;LtplhNj@ mijf; fhj;Jf;nfhs;> mJNt cdf;F [Ptd;.
 [13] Hold tight to good advice; don't relax your grip. Guard it well-your life is at stake!
14.Jd;khh;f;fUila ghijapy; gpuNtrpahNj@ jPNahUila topapy; elthNj.
 [14] Don't take Wicked Bypass; don't so much as set foot on that road.
15.mij ntWj;JtpL> mjpd; topaha;g; NghfhNj@ mij tpl;L tpyfpf; fle;JNgh.
 [15] Stay clear of it; give it a wide berth. Make a detour and be on your way.
16.nghy;yhg;Gr; nra;jhnyhopa mth;fSf;F epj;jpiu tuhJ@ mth;fs; ahiuahfpYk; tpog;gz;zhjpUe;jhy; mth;fs; J}f;fk; fiye;JNghk;.
 [16] Evil people are restless unless they're making trouble; They can't get a good night's sleep unless they've made life miserable for somebody.
17.mth;fs; Mfhkpaj;jpd; mg;gj;ijg; Grpj;J> nfhLikapd; ,urj;ijf; Fbf;fpwhh;fs;.
 [17] Perversity is their food and drink, violence their drug of choice.
18.ePjpkhd;fSila ghij eLg;gfy;tiuf;Fk; mjpfkjpfkha;g; gpufhrpf;fpw #hpag;gpufhrk;NghypUf;Fk;.
 [18] The ways of right-living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine.
19.Jd;khh;f;fUila ghijNah fhhpUisg;NghypUf;Fk;@ jhq;fs; ,lWtJ ,d;djpy; vd;W mwpahh;fs;.
 [19] But the road of wrongdoing gets darker and darker-travelers can't see a thing; they fall flat on their faces.
20.vd; kfNd> vd; thh;j;ijfisf; ftdp@ vd; trdq;fSf;F cd; nrtpiar; rha;.
 [20] Dear friend, listen well to my words; tune your ears to my voice.
21.mitfs; cd; fz;fis tpl;Lg; gphpahjpUg;gjhf@ mitfis cd; ,Ujaj;Jf;Fs;Ns fhj;Jf;nfhs;.
 [21] Keep my message in plain view at all times. Concentrate! Learn it by heart!
22.mitfisf; fz;Lgpbf;fpwth;fSf;F mitfs; [PtDk;> mth;fs; clYf;nfy;yhk; MNuhf;fpaKkhk;.
 [22] Those who discover these words live, really live; body and soul, they're bursting with health.
23.vy;yhf; fhtNyhLk; cd; ,Ujaj;ijf; fhj;Jf;nfhs;> mjdplj;jpdpd;W [PtCw;W Gwg;gLk;.
 [23] Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that's where life starts.
24.thapd; jhWkhWfis cd;id tpl;lfw;wp> cjLfspd; khWghl;il cdf;Fj; J}ug;gLj;J.
 [24] Don't talk out of both sides of your mouth; avoid careless banter, white lies, and gossip.; fz;fs; Neuha; Nehf;ff;fltJ@ cd; fz;zpikfs; cdf;FKd;Nd nrt;itahag;; ghh;f;ff;fltJ.
 [25] Keep your eyes straight ahead; ignore all sideshow distractions.; fhy; eiliar; rPh;J}f;fpg;ghh;@ cd; topfnsy;yhk; epiytug;gl;bUg;gjhf.
 [26] Watch your step, and the road will stretch out smooth before you.
27.tyJGwkhtJ ,lJGwkhtJ rhahNj@ cd; fhiyj; jPikf;F tpyf;Fthahf.
 [27] Look neither right nor left; leave evil in the dust.

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