Proverbs 2:1-7 NIV

Moral Benefits of Wisdom

1 My son,1 if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,

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2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding,2

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3 and if you call out for insight3 and cry aloud for understanding,

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4 and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,4

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5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.5

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6 For the LORD gives wisdom,6 and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.7

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7 He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield8 to those whose walk is blameless,9

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