Proverbs 2:7-17 NIV

7 He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield1 to those whose walk is blameless,2

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8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.3

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9 Then you will understand4 what is right and just and fair--every good path.

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10 For wisdom will enter your heart,5 and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

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11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.6

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12 Wisdom will save7 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,8

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14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,9

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15 whose paths are crooked10 and who are devious in their ways.11

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16 It will save you also from the adulteress,12 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.a13

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    • a 2:17 - Or "covenant of her God"