Proverbs Chapter 2 Darby English Bible

Proverbs 2:1

My son, if thou receivest my words, and layest up my commandments with thee,

Proverbs 2:2

so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom [and] thou apply thy heart to understanding;

Proverbs 2:3

yea, if thou criest after discernment [and] liftest up thy voice to understanding;

Proverbs 2:4

if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures:

Proverbs 2:5

then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 2:6

For Jehovah giveth wisdom; out of his mouth [come] knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:7

He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; [he] is a shield to them that walk in integrity;

Proverbs 2:8

guarding the paths of just judgment and keeping the way of his godly ones.

Proverbs 2:9

Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment and equity: every good path.

Proverbs 2:10

When wisdom entereth into thy heart and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul,

Proverbs 2:11

discretion shall keep thee, understanding shall preserve thee:

Proverbs 2:12

To deliver thee from the way of evil, from the man that speaketh froward things;

Proverbs 2:13

[from those] who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

Proverbs 2:14

who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the frowardness of evil;

Proverbs 2:15

whose paths are crooked, and who are perverted in their course:

Proverbs 2:16

To deliver thee from the strange woman, from the stranger who flattereth with her words;

Proverbs 2:17

who forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God;

Proverbs 2:18

-- for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead;

Proverbs 2:19

none that go unto her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life:

Proverbs 2:20

-- that thou mayest walk in the way of the good, and keep the paths of the righteous.

Proverbs 2:21

For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it;

Proverbs 2:22

but the wicked shall be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful shall be plucked up out of it.