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Proverbs 2

Proverbs 2:1  
My son, if you will receive my words, and store up my commandments within you,

Proverbs 2:2  
so as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 2:3  
yes, if you call out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding;

Proverbs 2:4  
if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures;

Proverbs 2:5  
then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 2:6  
For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:7  
He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

Proverbs 2:8  
that he may guard the paths of justice, and preserve the way of his saints.

Proverbs 2:9  
Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.

Proverbs 2:10  
For wisdom will enter into your heart. Knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

Proverbs 2:11  
Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,

Proverbs 2:12  
to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things,

Proverbs 2:13  
who forsake the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness,

Proverbs 2:14  
who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of evil,

Proverbs 2:15  
who are crooked in their ways, and wayward in their paths,

Proverbs 2:16  
to deliver you from the strange woman, even from the foreigner who flatters with her words,

Proverbs 2:17  
who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God;

Proverbs 2:18  
for her house leads down to death, her paths to the departed spirits.

Proverbs 2:19  
None who go to her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life.

Proverbs 2:20  
Therefore walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.

Proverbs 2:21  
For the upright will dwell in the land. The perfect will remain in it.

Proverbs 2:22  
But the wicked will be cut off from the land. The treacherous will be rooted out of it.


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