Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 2

Wisdom promiseth godliness to her children,

Proverbs 2:1 My son, if thou dost accept my sayings, And my commands dost lay up with thee, Proverbs 2:2 To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding, Proverbs 2:3 For, if for intelligence thou callest, For understanding givest forth thy voice, Proverbs 2:4 If thou dost seek her as silver, And as hid treasures searchest for her, Proverbs 2:5 Then understandest thou fear of Jehovah, And knowledge of God thou findest. Proverbs 2:6 For Jehovah giveth wisdom, From His mouth knowledge and understanding. Proverbs 2:7 Even to lay up for the upright substance, A shield for those walking uprightly. Proverbs 2:8 To keep the paths of judgment, And the way of His saints He preserveth. Proverbs 2:9 Then understandest thou righteousness, And judgment, and uprightness—every good path.

and safety from evil company,

Proverbs 2:10 For wisdom cometh into thy heart, And knowledge to thy soul is pleasant, Proverbs 2:11 Thoughtfulness doth watch over thee, Understanding doth keep thee, Proverbs 2:12 To deliver thee from an evil way, From any speaking froward things, Proverbs 2:13 Who are forsaking paths of uprightness, To walk in ways of darkness, Proverbs 2:14 Who are rejoicing to do evil, They delight in frowardness of the wicked, Proverbs 2:15 Whose paths [are] crooked, Yea, they are perverted in their ways. Proverbs 2:16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, From the stranger who hath made smooth her sayings, Proverbs 2:17 Who is forsaking the guide of her youth, And the covenant of her God hath forgotten. Proverbs 2:18 For her house hath inclined unto death, And unto Rephaim her paths. Proverbs 2:19 None going in unto her turn back, Nor do they reach the paths of life.

and direction in good ways.

Proverbs 2:20 That thou dost go in the way of the good, And the paths of the righteous dost keep. Proverbs 2:21 For the upright do inhabit the earth, And the perfect are left in it, Proverbs 2:22 And the wicked from the earth are cut off, And treacherous dealers plucked out of it!

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