Proverbs Chapter 2 World English Bible

Proverbs 2:1

My son, if you will receive my words, And store up my commandments within you;

Proverbs 2:2

So as to turn your ear to wisdom, And apply your heart to understanding;

Proverbs 2:3

Yes, if you call out for discernment, And lift up your voice for understanding;

Proverbs 2:4

If you seek her as silver, And search for her as for hidden treasures:

Proverbs 2:5

Then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, And find the knowledge of God.

Proverbs 2:6

For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:7

He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity;

Proverbs 2:8

That he may guard the paths of justice, And preserve the way of his saints.

Proverbs 2:9

Then you will understand righteousness and justice, Equity and every good path.

Proverbs 2:10

For wisdom will enter into your heart. Knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

Proverbs 2:11

Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,

Proverbs 2:12

To deliver you from the way of evil, From the men who speak perverse things;

Proverbs 2:13

Who forsake the paths of uprightness, To walk in the ways of darkness;

Proverbs 2:14

Who rejoice to do evil, And delight in the perverseness of evil;

Proverbs 2:15

Who are crooked in their ways, And wayward in their paths:

Proverbs 2:16

To deliver you from the strange woman, Even from the foreigner who flatters with her words;

Proverbs 2:17

Who forsakes the friend of her youth, And forgets the covenant of her God:

Proverbs 2:18

For her house leads down to death, Her paths to the dead.

Proverbs 2:19

None who go to her return again, Neither do they attain to the paths of life:

Proverbs 2:20

That you may walk in the way of good men, And keep the paths of the righteous.

Proverbs 2:21

For the upright will dwell in the land. The perfect will remain in it.

Proverbs 2:22

But the wicked will be cut off from the land. The treacherous will be rooted out of it.