Wisdom promiseth godliness to her children,
Proverbs 2:1 My sonne, if thou wilt receiue my wordes, and hide my commandements within thee, Proverbs 2:2 And cause thine eares to hearken vnto wisdome, and encline thine heart to vnderstanding, Proverbs 2:3 (For if thou callest after knowledge, and cryest for vnderstanding: Proverbs 2:4 If thou seekest her as siluer, & searchest for her as for treasures, Proverbs 2:5 Then shalt thou vnderstand the feare of the Lord, and finde the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:6 For the Lorde giueth wisdome, out of his mouth commeth knowledge and vnderstanding. Proverbs 2:7 He preserueth the state of the righteous: he is a shielde to them that walke vprightly, Proverbs 2:8 That they may keepe the wayes of iudgement: and he preserueth the way of his Saintes) Proverbs 2:9 Then shalt thou vnderstand righteousnes, and iudgement, and equitie, and euery good path.
and safety from evil company,
Proverbs 2:10 When wisdome entreth into thine heart, and knowledge deliteth thy soule, Proverbs 2:11 Then shall counsell preserue thee, and vnderstanding shall keepe thee, Proverbs 2:12 And deliuer thee from the euill way, and from the man that speaketh froward things, Proverbs 2:13 And from them that leaue the wayes of righteousnes to walke in the wayes of darkenes: Proverbs 2:14 Which reioyce in doing euill, and delite in the frowardnesse of the wicked, Proverbs 2:15 Whose wayes are crooked and they are lewde in their paths. Proverbs 2:16 And it shall deliuer thee from the strange woman, euen from the stranger, which flattereth with her wordes. Proverbs 2:17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the couenant of her God. Proverbs 2:18 Surely her house tendeth to death, and her paths vnto the dead. Proverbs 2:19 All they that goe vnto her, returne not againe, neither take they holde of the wayes of life.
and direction in good ways.
Proverbs 2:20 Therefore walke thou in the way of good men, and keepe the wayes of the righteous. Proverbs 2:21 For the iust shal dwell in the land, and the vpright men shall remaine in it. Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked shalbe cut off from ye earth, and the transgressours shalbe rooted out of it.