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Proverbs 2 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Pursuit of Wisdom Brings Security

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:1 - My son, if you will receive my words
And treasure my commandments within you,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:2 - Make your ear attentive to wisdom,
Incline your heart to understanding;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:3 - For if you cry for discernment,
[fn]Lift your voice for understanding;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:4 - If you seek her as silver
And search for her as for hidden treasures;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:5 - Then you will discern the fear of the LORD
And discover the knowledge of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:6 - For the LORD gives wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:7 - He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:8 - Guarding the paths of justice,
And He preserves the way of His godly ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:9 - Then you will discern righteousness and justice
And equity and every good course.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:10 - For wisdom will enter your heart
And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:11 - Discretion will guard you,
Understanding will watch over you,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:12 - To deliver you from the way of evil,
From the man who speaks perverse things;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:13 - From those who leave the paths of uprightness
To walk in the ways of darkness;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:14 - Who delight in doing evil
And rejoice in the perversity of evil;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:15 - Whose paths are crooked,
And who are devious in their ways;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:16 - To deliver you from the strange woman,
From the [fn]adulteress who flatters with her words;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:17 - That leaves the companion of her youth
And forgets the covenant of her God;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:18 - For her house [fn]sinks down to death
And her tracks lead to the [fn]dead;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:19 - None who go to her return again,
Nor do they reach the paths of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:20 - So you will walk in the way of good men
And keep to the paths of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:21 - For the upright will [fn]live in the land
And the blameless will remain in it;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:22 - But the wicked will be cut off from the land
And the treacherous will be uprooted from it.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: Give
Literally: strange woman
Literally: bows down
Literally: departed spirits
Or, dwell

New American Standard Bible 1995
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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