NASB — Proverbs 2 — KJV

The Pursuit of Wisdom Brings Security

  1 My son, if you will areceive my words
  And btreasure my commandments within you,
  2 aMake your ear attentive to wisdom,
  Incline your heart to understanding;
  3 For if you cry for discernment,
  ILift your voice for understanding;
  4 If you seek her as asilver
  And search for her as for bhidden treasures;
  5 Then you will discern the afear of the LORD
  And discover the knowledge of God.
  6 For athe LORD gives wisdom;
  From His mouth [come] knowledge and understanding.
  7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
  [He is] a ashield to those who walk in integrity,
  8 Guarding the paths of justice,
  And He apreserves the way of His godly ones.
  9 Then you will discern arighteousness and justice
  And equity [and] every bgood course.
  10 For awisdom will enter your heart
  And bknowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
  11 Discretion will aguard you,
  Understanding will watch over you,
  12 To adeliver you from the way of evil,
  From the man who speaks bperverse things;
  13 From those who aleave the paths of uprightness
  To walk in the bways of darkness;
  14 Who adelight in doing evil
  And rejoice in the perversity of evil;
  15 Whose paths are acrooked,
  And who are devious in their ways;
  16 To adeliver you from the strange woman,
  From the Ibadulteress who flatters with her words;
  17 That leaves the acompanion of her youth
  And forgets the bcovenant of her God;
  18 For aher house Isinks down to death
  And her tracks [lead] to the IIdead;
  19 None awho go to her return again,
  Nor do they reach the bpaths of life.
  20 So you will awalk in the way of good men
  And keep to the bpaths of the righteous.
  21 For athe upright will Ilive in the land
  And bthe blameless will remain in it;
  22 But athe wicked will be cut off from the land
  And bthe treacherous will be cuprooted from it.

[1] aPv 4:10 bPv 3:1
[2] aPv 22:17
[3] ILit Give
[4] aPv 3:14 bJb 3:21; Mt 13:44
[5] aPv 1:7
[6] a1K 3:12; Jb 32:8; Jm 1:5
[7] aPs 84:11; Pv 30:5
[8] a1S 2:9; Ps 66:9
[9] aPv 8:20 bPv 4:18
[10] aPv 14:33 bPv 22:18
[11] aPv 4:6; 6:22
[12] aPv 28:26 bPv 6:12
[13] aPv 21:16 bPs 82:5; Pv 4:19; Jn 3:19, 20
[14] aPv 10:23; Jr 11:15
[15] aPs 125:5; Pv 21:8
[16] ILit strange woman aPv 6:24; 7:5 bPv 23:27
[17] aMal 2:14, 15 bGn 2:24
[18] ILit bows down IILit departed spirits aPv 7:27
[19] aEc 7:26 bPs 16:11; Pv 5:6
[20] aHe 6:12 bPv 4:18
[21] IOr dwell aPs 37:9, 29; Pv 10:30 bPv 28:10
[22] aPs 37:38; Pv 10:30 bPv 11:3 cDt 28:63; Ps 52:5


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Wisdom promiseth godliness to her children,

1 ¶ My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; 2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, [and] apply thine heart to understanding; 3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, [and] liftest up thy voice for understanding; 4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as [for] hid treasures; 5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. 6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding. 7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: [he is] a buckler to them that walk uprightly. 8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. 9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; [yea], every good path.

[1] Dt 6:6; Jb 23:12; Ps 119:9; Pv 1:3; 3:1; 4:1, 20; 6:21; 7:1; Mt 13:44; Lk 2:19, 51; 9:44; Jn 12:47; 1Ti 1:15.
[2] Ps 90:12; 119:111; Pv 18:1; 22:17; 23:12; Ec 7:25; 8:9, 16; Is 55:3; Mt 13:9; Ac 17:11.
[3] 1K 3:9; 1Ch 22:12; Ps 25:4; 119:34, 73, 125, 169; Pv 3:6; 8:17; Lk 11:13; Ep 1:17; Jm 1:5.
[4] Jb 28:12; Ps 19:10; 119:14, 72, 127; Pv 3:14; 8:18; 16:16; 23:23; Ec 4:8; Mt 6:19; 13:44; 19:21, 29; Lk 16:8.
[5] 2Ch 1:10; Jb 28:28; Pv 9:10; Jr 9:24; 24:7; 31:34; 32:40; Ho 6:3; Mt 7:7; 11:27; Lk 10:22; 11:9; Jn 17:3; 1Jn 5:20.
[6] Ex 31:3; 1K 3:9, 12; 4:29; 1Ch 22:12; Jb 32:8; Ps 19:7; 119:98, 104; Pv 6:23; 8:5; Is 8:20; 54:13; Dn 1:17; 2:21, 23; Lk 21:15; Jn 6:45; Ep 1:17; Jm 1:5, 17.
[7] Jb 28:8; Ps 84:11; 144:2; Pv 8:14; 14:8; 28:18; 30:5; 1Co 1:19, 24, 30; 2:6; 3:18; Col 2:3; 2Ti 3:15; Jm 3:15.
[8] Dt 33:3, 26; 1S 2:9; Ps 1:6; 23:3; 37:23, 28, 31; 66:9; 121:5; 145:20; Pv 3:21; 8:20; Is 35:9; 49:9; Jr 32:40; Jn 10:28; 1P 1:5; Jde 1:24.
[9] Ps 25:8; 32:8; 119:99, 105; 143:8; Pv 1:2; Is 35:8; 48:17; Jr 6:16; Mt 7:13; Jn 14:6.

and safety from evil company,

10 ¶ When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; 11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee: 12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil [man], from the man that speaketh froward things; 13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; 14 Who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the frowardness of the wicked; 15 Whose ways [are] crooked, and [they] froward in their paths: 16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, [even] from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words; 17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. 18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead. 19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

[10] Jb 23:12; Ps 19:10; 104:34; 119:97, 103, 111, 162; Pv 18:1; 24:13; Jr 15:16; Col 3:16.
[11] Ps 25:21; 119:9; Pv 4:6; 6:22; Ec 9:15; 10:10; Ep 5:15.
[12] Ps 17:4; 26:4; 101:4; 141:4; Pv 1:10; 3:32; 4:14; 8:13; 9:6; 13:20; 16:28; Is 59:3; Ac 20:30; 1Co 15:33; 2Co 6:17.
[13] Jb 24:13; Ps 14:3; 36:3; Pv 4:19; 21:16; Ezk 18:26; 33:12; Zp 1:6; Mt 12:43; Jn 1:6; 2:9; 3:19; 12:35; Ro 1:21; 1Th 5:5; 2Ti 4:10; He 6:4; 2P 2:20; 1Jn 2:19.
[14] Pv 10:23; Jr 11:15; Ho 7:3; Hab 1:15; Zp 3:11; Lk 22:4; Ro 1:32; 1Co 13:6.
[15] Dt 32:5; Ps 125:5; Is 30:8; 59:8; Php 2:15.
[16] Gn 39:3; Ne 13:26; Pv 5:3; 6:24; 7:5, 21; 22:14; 23:27; 29:5; Ec 7:26.
[17] Pv 5:18; Jr 3:4; Ezk 16:8, 59; Mal 2:14.
[18] Pv 5:4; 6:26; 7:22; 9:18; 1Co 6:9; Ga 5:19; Ep 5:5; Rv 21:8; 22:15.
[19] Ps 81:12; Pv 4:18; Ec 7:26; Jr 13:23; Ho 4:14; Mt 19:24; He 6:18.

and direction in good ways.

20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good [men], and keep the paths of the righteous. 21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. 22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

[20] Ps 119:63, 115; Pv 13:20; So 1:7; Jr 6:16; He 6:12; 3Jn 1:11.
[21] Jb 1:1; 42:12; Ps 37:3, 9, 11, 22, 29; 84:11; 112:4.
[22] Dt 7:22; 28:64; Jb 18:16; 21:30; Ps 37:20, 22, 28, 37; 52:5; 104:35; 145:20; Pv 5:22; Is 3:10.


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