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Proverbs 2 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:1 - My son, if thou dost accept my sayings, And my commands dost lay up with thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:2 - To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:3 - For, if for intelligence thou callest, For understanding givest forth thy voice,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:4 - If thou dost seek her as silver, And as hid treasures searchest for her,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:5 - Then understandest thou fear of Jehovah, And knowledge of God thou findest.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:6 - For Jehovah giveth wisdom, From His mouth knowledge and understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:7 - Even to lay up for the upright substance, A shield for those walking uprightly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:8 - To keep the paths of judgment, And the way of His saints He preserveth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:9 - Then understandest thou righteousness, And judgment, and uprightness -- every good path.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:10 - For wisdom cometh into thy heart, And knowledge to thy soul is pleasant,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:11 - Thoughtfulness doth watch over thee, Understanding doth keep thee,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:12 - To deliver thee from an evil way, From any speaking froward things,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:13 - Who are forsaking paths of uprightness, To walk in ways of darkness,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:14 - Who are rejoicing to do evil, They delight in frowardness of the wicked,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:15 - Whose paths are crooked, Yea, they are perverted in their ways.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:16 - To deliver thee from the strange woman, From the stranger who hath made smooth her sayings,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:17 - Who is forsaking the guide of her youth, And the covenant of her God hath forgotten.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:18 - For her house hath inclined unto death, And unto Rephaim her paths.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:19 - None going in unto her turn back, Nor do they reach the paths of life.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:20 - That thou dost go in the way of the good, And the paths of the righteous dost keep.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:21 - For the upright do inhabit the earth, And the perfect are left in it,
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 2:22 - And the wicked from the earth are cut off, And treacherous dealers plucked out of it!

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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