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Proverbs 2:11-21 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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11 discretion will watch over you; understanding will guard you; 11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.
12 delivering you from the way of evil, from men of perverted speech, 12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,
13 who forsake the paths of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness, 13 who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways,
14 who rejoice in doing evil and delight in the perverseness of evil; 14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,
15 men whose paths are crooked, and who are devious in their ways. 15 whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.
16 You will be saved from the loose woman, from the adventuress with her smooth words, 16 It will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words,
17 who forsakes the companion of her youth and forgets 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 down to death, and her paths to the shades; 18 For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.
19 none who go to her come back nor do they regain the paths of life. 19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.
20 So you will walk in the way of good men 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 For the upright will inhabit the land, and men of integrity will remain in it; 21 For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it;