Proverbs 2:1-9 NIV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, 1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding,
3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, 3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,
4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden 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 the LORD and 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 gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. 6 For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
7 He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, 7 He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,
8 for he guards the course of the just and protects 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 what is right and just and fair--every good path. 9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair--every good path.