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PROVERBS ยท Chapter 2

2:1 My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you;
2:2 So that you incline your ear unto wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;
2:3 Yea, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding;
2:4 If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures;
2:5 Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
2:7 He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
2:8 He keeps the paths of judgment, and perserves the way of his saints.
2:9 Then shall you understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
2:10 When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto your soul;
2:11 Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you:
2:12 To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks perverse things;
2:13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
2:14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of the wicked;
2:15 Whose ways are crooked, and they perverse in their paths:
2:16 To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flatters with her words;
2:17 Which forsakes the guide of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God.
2:18 For her house inclines unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
2:19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
2:20 That you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

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