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Proverbs 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Value of Wisdom
The Value of Wisdom
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:1 - My son, if you receive my words,
And treasure my commands within you,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:2 - So that you incline your ear to wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:3 - Yes, if you cry out for discernment,
And lift up 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 understand the fear of the LORD,
And find 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 uprightly;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:8 - He guards the paths of justice,
And preserves the way of His saints.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:9 - Then you will understand righteousness and justice,
Equity and every good path.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:10 - When wisdom enters your heart,
And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:11 - Discretion will preserve you;
Understanding will keep 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 rejoice in doing evil,
And delight in the perversity of the wicked;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:15 - Whose ways are crooked,
And who are devious in their paths;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:16 - To deliver you from the immoral woman,
From the seductress who flatters with her words,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:17 - Who forsakes the companion of her youth,
And forgets the covenant of her God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:18 - For her house leads down to death,
And her paths to the dead;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:19 - None who go to her return,
Nor do they regain the paths of life—
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:20 - So you may walk in the way of goodness,
And keep to the paths of righteousness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:21 - For the upright will dwell in the land,
And the blameless will remain in it;
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:22 - But the wicked will be cut off from the earth,
And the unfaithful will be uprooted from it.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

The text of the New King James Version (NKJV) appearing on or deriving from this or any other web page is for personal use only. Any other use of the NKJV must be in conformity with the Quotation Policy for the New King James Version. For more information about the New King James Version, the Quotation Policy, and for inquiries about permission to use the New King James Version, go to Thomas Nelson, Inc..

For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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