Proverbs 2:10-20 NIV

10 For wisdom will enter your heart,1 and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

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11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.2

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12 Wisdom will save3 you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,

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13 who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways,4

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14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,5

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15 whose paths are crooked6 and who are devious in their ways.7

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16 It will save you also from the adulteress,8 from the wayward wife with her seductive words,

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17 who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God.a9

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    • a 2:17 - Or "covenant of her God"
      18 For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.10

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      19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.11

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      20 Thus you will walk in the ways of good men and keep to the paths of the righteous.