Proverbs 2
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1MY son, if you will receive my words and hide my commandments in your heart,

2And incline your ear to wisdom and apply your heart to understanding,

3Yea, if you cry after knowledge and lift up your voice to understanding,

4If you seek it as silver, and search for it as for hidden treasure;

5Then you will understand how to worship the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

6For it is the LORD who gives wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

7He stores up hope for the upright; he helps those who walk without blemish.

8He keeps the paths of justice, and preserves the ways of his saints.

9Then you will understand righteousness and justice and the uprightness of all good ways.

10When wisdom enters into your heart and knowledge is pleasant to your soul.

11Intelligence shall preserve you, and the understanding of the pious men shall deliver you;

12That you might be delivered from evil ways, from men who speak perverse things,

13Who forsake the path of uprightness to walk in the way of darkness;

14Who rejoice to do evil and delight in the perverseness of evil things;

15Men whose ways are crooked and whose paths are perverse.

16Wisdom shall deliver you from a strange woman who flatters with her words,

17Who has forsaken the mother of her youth and forgotten the covenant of her God.

18For she has forgotten the threshold of her house and the way of her paths.

19None who go to her return again, neither do they remember the path of life.

20Therefore you must walk in the way of good men and keep the path of the righteous.

21For the upright shall dwell in the land, and those who are unblemished shall remain in it.

22But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth and the ungodly shall be rooted out of it.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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