Then you will understand1 what is right and just and fair--every good path.
For wisdom will enter your heart,2 and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.312
Wisdom will save4 you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,
who leave the straight paths to walk in dark ways,514
who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,615
whose paths are crooked7 and who are devious in their ways.816
It will save you also from the adulteress,9 from the wayward wife with her seductive words,
who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God.a1018
For her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.1119
None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.12