Proverbs 2 WYC/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, if thou receivest my words, and hidest my behests with thee (and hidest my commands with thee); 1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
2 (so) that thine ear hear wisdom, bow (down) thine heart to know prudence. 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding,
3 For if thou inwardly callest (to) wisdom, and bowest thine heart to(ward) prudence; 3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,
4 if thou seekest it as money, and diggest it out as treasures; 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 then thou shalt understand the dread of the Lord, and shalt find the knowing of God. (then thou shalt understand the fear of the Lord/then thou shalt understand reverence for the Lord, and shalt find the knowledge of God.) 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord giveth wisdom; and prudence and knowing is of his mouth. (For the Lord giveth wisdom; and understanding and knowledge cometh from his mouth.) 6 For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He shall keep the health of rightful men, and he shall defend them that go simply. (He shall keep safe the salvation, or the deliverance, of the righteous, and he shall defend those who go with honesty, or with integrity.) 7 He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 And he shall keep (safe) the paths of rightwiseness, and he shall keep (safe) the ways of holy men. 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.
9 Then thou shalt understand rightfulness, and doom, and equity, and each good path. (Then thou shalt understand righteousness, and judgement, and fairness, and each good way.) 9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair--every good path.
10 If wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowing pleaseth thy soul, 10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 good counsel shall keep thee, and prudence shall keep thee; (good advice shall keep thee safe, and understanding shall keep thee safe;) 11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
12 (so) that thou be delivered from an evil way, and from a man that speaketh wayward things (and from the person who speaketh wicked things). 12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,
13 Which forsake a rightful way (Yea, from those who abandon the right way), and go by dark ways; 13 who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways,
14 which be glad, when they have done evil, and make full out joy in worst things; (who be glad, when they have done evil, and rejoice in the worst things;) 14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 whose ways be wayward, and their goings be of evil fame. (whose ways be wicked, and whose deeds be shameful.) 15 whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
16 That thou be delivered from an alien woman, and from a strange woman, that maketh soft her words; (And so that thou be rescued from a strange, or an unknown, woman, who maketh her words soft;) 16 It will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words,
17 and (who) forsaketh the duke, or (the) leader, of her time of marriage, and hath 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 the house of her is bowed to death, and her paths to hell. (For her house is on the way to death, and her paths lead down to Sheol, or the land of the dead/and her paths lead down to hell.) 18 For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
19 All that enter to her, shall not turn again, neither they shall catch the paths of life. (All who go to her, shall never return, nor shall they ever walk again on the paths of life.) 19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.
20 That thou go in a good way, and keep the paths of just men. (So see that thou go on a good way, and keep to the paths of the righteous.) 20 Thus you will walk in the ways of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 Forsooth they that be rightful, shall dwell in the land; and simple men shall perfectly dwell therein. (For they who be upright, shall live in the land; and those who be honest/and those with integrity shall live there.) 21 For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it;
22 But unfaithful men shall be lost from the land; and they that do wickedly, shall be taken away from it. (But the unfaithful shall be destroyed from off the land; and those who do wickedly, shall be taken away from it.) 22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.