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Proverbs 2 (asv)

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2:1My son, if thou wilt receive my words,

And lay up my commandments with thee;

2:2So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom,

And apply thy heart to understanding;

2:3Yea, if thou cry after discernment,

And lift up thy voice for understanding;

2:4If thou seek her as silver,

And search for her as for hid treasures:

2:5Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah,

And find the knowledge of God.

2:6For Jehovah giveth wisdom;

Out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding:

2:7He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright;

He is a shield to them that walk in integrity;

2:8That he may guard the paths of justice,

And preserve the way of his saints.

2:9Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice,

And equity, yea, every good path.

2:10For wisdom shall enter into thy heart,

And knowledge shall be pleasant unto thy soul;

2:11Discretion shall watch over thee;

Understanding shall keep thee:

2:12To deliver thee from the way of evil,

From the men that speak perverse things;

2:13Who forsake the paths of uprightness,

To walk in the ways of darkness;

2:14Who rejoice to do evil,

And delight in the perverseness of evil;

2:15Who are crooked in their ways,

And wayward in their paths:

2:16To deliver thee from the strange woman,

Even from the foreigner that flattereth with her words;

2:17That forsaketh the friend of her youth,

And forgetteth the covenant of her God:

2:18For her house inclineth unto death,

And her paths unto the dead;

2:19None that go unto her return again,

Neither do they attain unto the paths of life:

2:20That thou mayest walk in the way of good men,

And keep the paths of the righteous.

2:21For the upright shall dwell in the land,

And the perfect shall remain in it.

2:22But the wicked shall be cut off from the land,

And the treacherous shall be rooted out of it.


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