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Proverbs 2 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My child, if you will receive my sayings, and hide my commands with you, 1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
2 [in order] to incline your ear toward wisdom, [then] you shall apply your heart to understanding. 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding,
3 For if you cry out for understanding, [if] you lift your voice for insight, 3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,
4 if you seek her like silver and search her out {like treasure}, 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and the knowledge of God you will find. 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
6 For Yahweh will give wisdom; from his mouth [come] knowledge and understanding. 6 For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 For the upright, he stores sound judgment, a shield for those who walk uprightly, 7 He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 [in order] to guard paths of justice and keep the way of his faithful [ones]. 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice and uprightness--every good course-- 9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair--every good path.
10 for wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasing to your soul. 10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 Discretion will watch over you; understanding will protect you, 11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
12 [in order] to deliver you from the way of evil, from a man who speaks devious things-- 12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,
13 those who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in ways of darkness, 13 who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways,
14 those who are happy to do evil, [for] they delight in [the] deviousness of evil, 14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 {who are crooked in their ways}, and devious in their paths; 15 whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
16 [in order] to deliver you from a strange woman, from a foreign woman [who] flatters [with] her sayings, 16 It will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words,
17 she who forsakes the partner of her youth and has forgotten the covenant of her God, 17 who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God.
18 for her house sinks to death, and to the dead are her paths. 18 For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
19 [Of] all who go to her, none shall return, nor do they reach paths of life. 19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.
20 So that you will walk on the road of those who are good, and the paths of those who are righteous you shall keep. 20 Thus you will walk in the ways of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 For those who are upright will dwell [in the] land, and those who are blameless will remain in it. 21 For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it;
22 And those who are wicked will be cut off from the land, and those who are treacherous will be uprooted from it. 22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.