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Proverbs 2

Proverbs 2:1  
My son, if you will take my words to your heart, storing up my laws in your mind;

Proverbs 2:2  
So that your ear gives attention to wisdom, and your heart is turned to knowledge;

Proverbs 2:3  
Truly, if you are crying out for good sense, and your request is for knowledge;

Proverbs 2:4  
If you are looking for her as for silver, and searching for her as for stored-up wealth;

Proverbs 2:5  
Then the fear of the Lord will be clear to you, and knowledge of God will be yours.

Proverbs 2:6  
For the Lord gives wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and reason:

Proverbs 2:7  
He has salvation stored up for the upright, he is a breastplate to those in whom there is no evil;

Proverbs 2:8  
He keeps watch on the ways which are right, and takes care of those who have the fear of him.

Proverbs 2:9  
Then you will have knowledge of righteousness and right acting, and upright behaviour, even of every good way.

Proverbs 2:10  
For wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasing to your soul;

Proverbs 2:11  
Wise purposes will be watching over you, and knowledge will keep you;

Proverbs 2:12  
Giving you salvation from the evil man, from those whose words are false;

Proverbs 2:13  
Who give up the way of righteousness, to go by dark roads;

Proverbs 2:14  
Who take pleasure in wrongdoing, and have joy in the evil designs of the sinner;

Proverbs 2:15  
Whose ways are not straight, and whose footsteps are turned to evil:

Proverbs 2:16  
To take you out of the power of the strange woman, who says smooth words with her tongue;

Proverbs 2:17  
Who is false to the husband of her early years, and does not keep the agreement of her God in mind:

Proverbs 2:18  
For her house is on the way down to death; her footsteps go down to the shades:

Proverbs 2:19  
Those who go to her do not come back again; their feet do not keep in the ways of life:

Proverbs 2:20  
So that you may go in the way of good men, and keep in the footsteps of the upright.

Proverbs 2:21  
For the upright will be living in the land, and the good will have it for their heritage.

Proverbs 2:22  
But sinners will be cut off from the land, and those whose acts are false will be uprooted.

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