Wisdom promiseth godliness to her children,
Proverbs 2:1 My sonne, if thou wilt receiue my words, and hide my commaundements with thee; Proverbs 2:2 So that thou incline thine eare vnto wisedome, [and] apply thine heart to vnderstanding: Proverbs 2:3 Yea if thou cryest after knowledge, [and] liftest vp thy voyce for vnderstanding: Proverbs 2:4 If thou seekest her as siluer, and searchest for her, as [for] hid treasures: Proverbs 2:5 Then shalt thou vnderstand the feare of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD giueth wisedome: out of his mouth [commeth] knowledge, and vnderstanding. Proverbs 2:7 He layeth vp sound wisedome for the righteous: [he is] a buckler to them that walke vprightly. Proverbs 2:8 He keepeth the pathes of iudgement, and preserueth the way of his Saints. Proverbs 2:9 Then shalt thou vnderstand righteousnesse, and iudgement, and equity; [yea] euery good path.
and safety from evil company,
Proverbs 2:10 When wisedome entreth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant vnto thy soule; Proverbs 2:11 Discretion shall preserue thee, vnderstanding shall keepe thee: Proverbs 2:12 To deliuer thee from the way of the euill man, from the man that speaketh froward things. Proverbs 2:13 Who leaue the pathes of vprightnesse, to walke in the wayes of darkenesse: Proverbs 2:14 Who reioyce to doe euill, [and] delight in the frowardnesse of the wicked. Proverbs 2:15 Whose wayes [are] crooked, and they froward in their pathes. Proverbs 2:16 To deliuer thee from the strange woman, [euen] from the stranger, [which] flattereth with her words: Proverbs 2:17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the couenant of her God. Proverbs 2:18 For her house inclineth vnto death, and her pathes vnto the dead: Proverbs 2:19 None that goe vnto her, returne againe, neither take they hold of the pathes of life.
and direction in good ways.
Proverbs 2:20 That thou mayest walke in the way of good men, and keepe the pathes of the righteous. Proverbs 2:21 For the vpright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remaine in it. Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressours shalbe rooted out of it.