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Proverbs 2

Wisdom promiseth godliness to her children,

Proverbs 2:1 My son, if thou receivest my words, and layest up my commandments with thee, Proverbs 2:2 so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom [and] thou apply thy heart to understanding; Proverbs 2:3 yea, if thou criest after discernment [and] liftest up thy voice to understanding; Proverbs 2:4 if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures: Proverbs 2:5 then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:6 For Jehovah giveth wisdom; out of his mouth [come] knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; [he] is a shield to them that walk in integrity; Proverbs 2:8 guarding the paths of just judgment and keeping the way of his godly ones. Proverbs 2:9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment and equity: every good path.

and safety from evil company,

Proverbs 2:10 When wisdom entereth into thy heart and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul, Proverbs 2:11 discretion shall keep thee, understanding shall preserve thee: Proverbs 2:12 To deliver thee from the way of evil, from the man that speaketh froward things; Proverbs 2:13 [from those] who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Proverbs 2:14 who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the frowardness of evil; Proverbs 2:15 whose paths are crooked, and who are perverted in their course: Proverbs 2:16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, from the stranger who flattereth with her words; Proverbs 2:17 who forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God; Proverbs 2:18 —for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead; Proverbs 2:19 none that go unto her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life:

and direction in good ways.

Proverbs 2:20 —that thou mayest walk in the way of the good, and keep the paths of the righteous. Proverbs 2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it; Proverbs 2:22 but the wicked shall be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful shall be plucked up out of it.

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