Proverbs 2:8-18 NIV

8 for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.1

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9 Then you will understand2 what is right and just and fair--every good path.

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10 For wisdom will enter your heart,3 and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

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11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.4

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12 Wisdom will save5 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,6

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14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,7

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15 whose paths are crooked8 and who are devious in their ways.9

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16 It will save you also from the adulteress,10 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.a11

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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.12

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