Proverbs 2 (asv)
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.
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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