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;
1Lift 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.
He is a ashield to those who walk in integrity,
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,
17 That leaves the acompanion of her youth
And forgets the bcovenant of her God;
And her tracks lead to the 2dead;
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.
And bthe blameless will remain in it;
22 But athe wicked will be cut off from the land
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