Proverbs 2:2-12 NIV

2 turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding,1

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3 and if you call out for insight2 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,3

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5 then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.4

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6 For the LORD gives wisdom,5 and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.6

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7 He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield7 to those whose walk is blameless,8

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8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.9

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9 Then you will understand10 what is right and just and fair--every good path.

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10 For wisdom will enter your heart,11 and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

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11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.12

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12 Wisdom will save13 you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,

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