Wisdom promiseth godliness to her children,
Proverbs 2:1 My sonne, if thou wilt receyue my wordes, & kepe my commaundementes by the, Proverbs 2:2 þt thyne eare may herken vnto wisdome, applie thyne hert then to vnderstanding. Proverbs 2:3 For if thou cryest after wysdome, & callest for knowledge: Proverbs 2:4 if thou sekest after her as after money, & dyggest for her as for treasure: Proverbs 2:5 then shalt thou vnderstande þe feare of the Lord, & fynde the knowlege of God. Proverbs 2:6 For it is the Lord that geueth wysdome, out of hys mouth commeth knowlege & vnderstandyng. Proverbs 2:7 He preserueth the welfare of the righteous, & defendeth them that walke innocently: Proverbs 2:8 he kepeth them in the right path, & preserueth the waye of his saynctes. Proverbs 2:9 Then shalt thou vnderstande righteousnesse, iudgement and equite, yea, & euery good path.
and safety from evil company,
Proverbs 2:10 If wisdome entre into thyne hert, and thy soule delyte in knowlege: Proverbs 2:11 then shall counsayl preserue the, & vnderstanding shall kepe the. Proverbs 2:12 That thou mayest be delyuered from the euell waye, & from the man that speaketh frowarde thinges Proverbs 2:13 From suche as leaue the hye strete, & walke in the wayes of darkenesse: Proverbs 2:14 whiche reioyse in doinge euel, and delite in wicked thinges: Proverbs 2:15 whose wayes are croked, and their pathes sclaunderous. Proverbs 2:16 That thou mayest be deliuered also from the straunge woman, & frome her that is not thyne owne: whiche geueth swete woordes, Proverbs 2:17 forsaketh the housbande of her youth, & forgetteth the couenaunt of her God. Proverbs 2:18 For her house is enclined vnto death, & her pathes vnto hel. Proverbs 2:19 Al thei that go in vnto her, come not agayn, neither take they holde of the way of lyfe.
and direction in good ways.
Proverbs 2:20 That thou mayest walke in the good way, & kepe the pathes of þe righteous. Proverbs 2:21 For the iust shal dwell in the lande, & the innocentes shall remayne in it: Proverbs 2:22 but the vngodly shalbe roted oute of the lande, and the wicked doers shalbe taken out of it.