Proverbs 2:12-19 NIV

12 Wisdom will save1 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,2

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14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,3

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15 whose paths are crooked4 and who are devious in their ways.5

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16 It will save you also from the adulteress,6 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.a7

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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.8

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      19 None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.9

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