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Proverbs 2 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:1 - My child, if you receive my words, and store up my commands within you,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:2 - by making your ear attentive to wisdom, and by turning your heart to understanding,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:3 - indeed, if you call out for discernment - raise your voice for understanding -
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:4 - if you seek it like silver, and search for it like hidden treasure,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:5 - then you will understand how to fear the LORD, and you will discover knowledge about God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:6 - For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:7 - He stores up effective counsel for the upright, and is like a shield for those who live with integrity,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:8 - to guard the paths of the righteous and to protect the way of his pious ones.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:9 - Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity - every good way.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:10 - For wisdom will enter your heart, and moral knowledge will be attractive to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:11 - Discretion will protect you, understanding will guard you,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:12 - to deliver you from the way of the wicked, from those speaking perversity,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:13 - who leave the upright paths to walk on the dark ways,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:14 - who delight in doing evil, they rejoice in perverse evil;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:15 - whose paths are morally crooked, and who are devious in their ways;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:16 - to deliver you from the adulteress, from the sexually loose woman who speaks flattering words;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:17 - who leaves the husband from her younger days, and forgets her marriage covenant made before God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:18 - For her house sinks down to death, and her paths lead to the place of the departed spirits.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:19 - None who go in to her will return, nor will they reach the paths of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:20 - So you will walk in the way of good people, and will keep on the paths of the righteous.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:21 - For the upright will reside in the land, and those with integrity will remain in it,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:22 - but the wicked will be removed from the land, and the treacherous will be torn away from it.

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Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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