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Proverbs 2

NAS 1 My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you, NIV 1 My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, NAS 2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; NIV 2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, NAS 3 For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding; NIV 3 and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, NAS 4 If you seek her as silver And search for her as for hidden treasures; NIV 4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, NAS 5 Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God. NIV 5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God. NAS 6 For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. NIV 6 For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. NAS 7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity, NIV 7 He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, NAS 8 Guarding the paths of justice, And He preserves the way of His godly ones. NIV 8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. NAS 9 Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course. NIV 9 Then you will understand what is right and just and fair--every good path. NAS 10 For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; NIV 10 For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. NAS 11 Discretion will guard you, Understanding will watch over you, NIV 11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. NAS 12 To deliver you from the way of evil, From the man who speaks perverse things; NIV 12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, NAS 13 From those who leave the paths of uprightness To walk in the ways of darkness; NIV 13 who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways, NAS 14 Who delight in doing evil And rejoice in the perversity of evil; NIV 14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, NAS 15 Whose paths are crooked, And who are devious in their ways; NIV 15 whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways. NAS 16 To deliver you from the strange woman, From the adulteress who flatters with her words; NIV 16 It will save you also from the adulteress, from the wayward wife with her seductive words, NAS 17 That leaves the companion of her youth And forgets the covenant of her God; NIV 17 who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God. NAS 18 For her house sinks down to death And her tracks lead to the dead; NIV 18 For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead. NAS 19 None who go to her return again, Nor do they reach the paths of life. NIV 19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life. NAS 20 So you will walk in the way of good men And keep to the paths of the righteous. NIV 20 Thus you will walk in the ways of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous. NAS 21 For the upright will live in the land And the blameless will remain in it; NIV 21 For the upright will live in the land, and the blameless will remain in it; NAS 22 But the wicked will be cut off from the land And the treacherous will be uprooted from it. NIV 22 but the wicked will be cut off from the land, and the unfaithful will be torn from it.