19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you(A) that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.(B) Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love(C) the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life,(D) and he will give(E) you many years in the land(F) he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

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46 he said to them, “Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day,(A) so that you may command(B) your children to obey carefully all the words of this law. 47 They are not just idle words for you—they are your life.(C) By them you will live long(D) in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess.”

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The law of the Lord(A) is perfect,(B)
    refreshing the soul.(C)
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,(D)
    making wise the simple.(E)

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98 Your commands are always with me
    and make me wiser(A) than my enemies.

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The fear of the Lord(A) is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[a] despise wisdom(B) and instruction.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Proverbs 1:7 The Hebrew words rendered fool in Proverbs, and often elsewhere in the Old Testament, denote a person who is morally deficient.
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15 and how from infancy(A) you have known the Holy Scriptures,(B) which are able to make you wise(C) for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

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