Wisdom promiseth godliness to her children,
Proverbs 2:1 My sonne, yf thou wilt receaue my wordes, and kepe my commaundementes by the, Proverbs 2:2 that thou wylt enclyne thyne eare vnto wysdome, applye thyne hert then to vnderstandynge. Proverbs 2:3 For yf thou cryest after wisdome, and callest for knowledge: Proverbs 2:4 yf thou sekest after her as after money, and dyggest for her as for treasure, Proverbs 2:5 then shalt thou vnderstande the feare of the Lorde, and fynde the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:6 For it is the Lorde þt geueth wisdome, out of his mouth commeth knowledge and vnderstandynge. Proverbs 2:7 He hydeth vp healthe for the ryghteous. He preserueth the welfare of the ryghteous, and defendeth them that walke syncerely: Proverbs 2:8 he kepeth them in the ryght pathe, and preserueth the waye of soche as serue hym with godlynesse. Proverbs 2:9 Then shalt thou vnderstande ryghteousnesse, iudment, and equyte: yee, and euery good path.
and safety from evil company,
Proverbs 2:10 Yf wysdome entre into thyne herte, and thy soule delyte in knowledge: Proverbs 2:11 then shall councell preserue the, and vnderstandynge shall kepe the. Proverbs 2:12 That thou mayest be delyuered from the euell waye, and from the man that speaketh frowarde thinges. Proverbs 2:13 From soche as leaue the hye strete, & walke in the wayes of darckenesse: Proverbs 2:14 which reioyse in doynge euell: and delyte in wycked thynges: Proverbs 2:15 whose wayes are croked, and they frowarde in thyr pathes. Proverbs 2:16 That thou mayest be deliuered also from the straunge woman, and from her that is not thyne awne: which geueth swete wordes, Proverbs 2:17 forsaketh the husbande of her youth, & forgetteth the conuenaunt of her God. Proverbs 2:18 For her house is enclyned vnto death, & her pathes vnto hell. Proverbs 2:19 All they þt go in vnto her come not agayn, nether take they holde of þe waye of lyfe.
and direction in good ways.
Proverbs 2:20 Therfore, walke þu in the waye of soch as be verteous, and kepe the pathes of the ryghteous. Proverbs 2:21 For the iust shall dwell in the lande: and they that be perfecte shall remayne in it: Proverbs 2:22 but the vngodly shalbe roted out of the lande: and þe wycked doers shalbe roted out of it.