Pr 2:1My son, if you receive my words / And treasure up my commandments within you,

Pr 2:2Making your ear attentive to wisdom / And inclining your heart to understanding;

Pr 2:3Indeed, if you cry out for discernment / And lift up your voice for understanding;

Pr 2:4If you seek her like silver / And search for her like hidden treasures,

Pr 2:5Then you will understand the fear of Jehovah / And find the knowledge of God.

Pr 2:6For Jehovah gives wisdom; / From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;

Pr 2:7He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; / He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

Pr 2:8Guarding the paths of justice / And keeping the way of His faithful ones.

Pr 2:9Then you will understand righteousness and justice / And equity, indeed, every good path.

Pr 2:10For wisdom will enter your heart, / And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;

Pr 2:11Discretion will watch over you; / Understanding will keep you:

Pr 2:12To deliver you from the way of evil, / From the man who speaks perverse things,

Pr 2:13From those who forsake the paths of uprightness / To walk in the ways of darkness,

Pr 2:14Who rejoice in doing evil / And delight in the perverseness of evil,

Pr 2:15Whose paths are crooked, / And who are devious in their ways;

Pr 2:16To deliver you from the strange woman, / From the adulteress who flatters with her words,

Pr 2:17Who forsakes the companion of her youth / And forgets the covenant of her God;

Pr 2:18For her house sinks down to death, / And her paths lead to the dead;

Pr 2:19None who go to her ever return, / Nor do they attain to the paths of life;

Pr 2:20That you may walk in the way of good men / And keep the paths of the righteous;

Pr 2:21For the upright will dwell in the land, / And the perfect will remain in it;

Pr 2:22But the wicked will be cut off from the land, / And the treacherous will be uprooted from it.

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