Proverbs Chapter 2 Young's Literal Translation

Proverbs 2:1

My son, if thou dost accept my sayings, And my commands dost lay up with thee,

Proverbs 2:2

To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding,

Proverbs 2:3

For, if for intelligence thou callest, For understanding givest forth thy voice,

Proverbs 2:4

If thou dost seek her as silver, And as hid treasures searchest for her,

Proverbs 2:5

Then understandest thou fear of Jehovah, And knowledge of God thou findest.

Proverbs 2:6

For Jehovah giveth wisdom, From His mouth knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 2:7

Even to lay up for the upright substance, A shield for those walking uprightly.

Proverbs 2:8

To keep the paths of judgment, And the way of His saints He preserveth.

Proverbs 2:9

Then understandest thou righteousness, And judgment, and uprightness -- every good path.

Proverbs 2:10

For wisdom cometh into thy heart, And knowledge to thy soul is pleasant,

Proverbs 2:11

Thoughtfulness doth watch over thee, Understanding doth keep thee,

Proverbs 2:12

To deliver thee from an evil way, From any speaking froward things,

Proverbs 2:13

Who are forsaking paths of uprightness, To walk in ways of darkness,

Proverbs 2:14

Who are rejoicing to do evil, They delight in frowardness of the wicked,

Proverbs 2:15

Whose paths `are' crooked, Yea, they are perverted in their ways.

Proverbs 2:16

To deliver thee from the strange woman, From the stranger who hath made smooth her sayings,

Proverbs 2:17

Who is forsaking the guide of her youth, And the covenant of her God hath forgotten.

Proverbs 2:18

For her house hath inclined unto death, And unto Rephaim her paths.

Proverbs 2:19

None going in unto her turn back, Nor do they reach the paths of life.

Proverbs 2:20

That thou dost go in the way of the good, And the paths of the righteous dost keep.

Proverbs 2:21

For the upright do inhabit the earth, And the perfect are left in it,

Proverbs 2:22

And the wicked from the earth are cut off, And treacherous dealers plucked out of it!