Proverbs 2:1-6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, if you will take my words to your heart, storing up my laws in your mind; 1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
2 So that your ear gives attention to wisdom, and your heart is turned to knowledge; 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding,
3 Truly, if you are crying out for good sense, and your request is for knowledge; 3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,
4 If you are looking for her as for silver, and searching for her as for stored-up wealth; 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
5 Then the fear of the Lord will be clear to you, and knowledge of God will be yours. 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord gives wisdom; out of his mouth come knowledge and reason: 6 For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.