1My son, don’t forget my instruction. Let your heart guard my commands, 2because they will help you live a long time and provide you with well-being. 3Don’t let loyalty and faithfulness leave you. Bind them on your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. 4Then you will find favor and approval in the eyes of God and humanity. 5Trust in the LORD with all your heart; don’t rely on your own intelligence. 6Know him in all your paths, and he will keep your ways straight. 7Don’t consider yourself wise. Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. 8Then your body#Heb navel will be healthy and your bones strengthened. 9Honor the LORD with your wealth and with the first of all your crops. 10Then your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will burst with wine.