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World English Bible

Proverbs 2 (WEBP)

[1] My son, if you will receive my words, and store up my commandments within you,
[2] so as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;
[3] yes, if you call out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding;
[4] if you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures;
[5] then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and find the knowledge of God.
[6] For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.
[7] He lays up sound wisdom for the upright. He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
[8] that he may guard the paths of justice, and preserve the way of his saints.
[9] Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.
[10] For wisdom will enter into your heart. Knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
[11] Discretion will watch over you. Understanding will keep you,
[12] to deliver you from the way of evil, from the men who speak perverse things,
[13] who forsake the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness,
[14] who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the perverseness of evil,
[15] who are crooked in their ways, and wayward in their paths,
[16] to deliver you from the strange woman, even from the foreigner who flatters with her words,
[17] who forsakes the friend of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God;
[18] for her house leads down to death, her paths to the departed spirits.
[19] None who go to her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life.
[20] Therefore walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
[21] For the upright will dwell in the land. The perfect will remain in it.
[22] But the wicked will be cut off from the land. The treacherous will be rooted out of it.

Proverbs 2:5 The Hebrew word rendered “God” is “אֱלֹהִ֑ים” (Elohim).

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Proverbs 2 (KJVS)

[1] My son , if thou wilt receive () my words , and hide () my commandments with thee;
[2] So that thou incline () thine ear unto wisdom , [and] apply () thine heart to understanding ;
[3] Yea, if thou criest () after knowledge , [and] liftest up () thy voice for understanding ;
[4] If thou seekest () her as silver , and searchest () for her as [for] hid treasures ;
[5] Then shalt thou understand () the fear of the LORD , and find () the knowledge of God .
[6] For the LORD giveth () wisdom : out of his mouth [cometh] knowledge and understanding .
[7] He layeth up () (8675) () sound wisdom for the righteous : [he is] a buckler to them that walk () uprightly .
[8] He keepeth () the paths of judgment , and preserveth () the way of his saints .
[9] Then shalt thou understand () righteousness , and judgment , and equity ; [yea], every good path .
[10] When wisdom entereth () into thine heart , and knowledge is pleasant () unto thy soul ;
[11] Discretion shall preserve () thee, understanding shall keep () thee:
[12] To deliver () thee from the way of the evil [man], from the man that speaketh () froward things ;
[13] Who leave () the paths of uprightness , to walk () in the ways of darkness ;
[14] Who rejoice to do () evil , [and] delight () in the frowardness of the wicked ;
[15] Whose ways [are] crooked , and [they] froward () in their paths :
[16] To deliver () thee from the strange () woman , [even] from the stranger [which] flattereth () with her words ;
[17] Which forsaketh () the guide of her youth , and forgetteth () the covenant of her God .
[18] For her house inclineth () unto death , and her paths unto the dead .
[19] None that go () unto her return again (), neither take they hold () of the paths of life .
[20] That thou mayest walk () in the way of good [men], and keep () the paths of the righteous .
[21] For the upright shall dwell () in the land , and the perfect shall remain () in it.
[22] But the wicked shall be cut off () from the earth , and the transgressors () shall be rooted out () of it.

Young’s Literal Translation

Proverbs 2 (YLT)

[1] My son, if thou dost accept my sayings, And my commands dost lay up with thee,
[2] To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding,
[3] For, if for intelligence thou callest, For understanding givest forth thy voice,
[4] If thou dost seek her as silver, And as hid treasures searchest for her,
[5] Then understandest thou fear of Jehovah, And knowledge of God thou findest.
[6] For Jehovah giveth wisdom, From His mouth knowledge and understanding.
[7] Even to lay up for the upright substance, A shield for those walking uprightly.
[8] To keep the paths of judgment, And the way of His saints He preserveth.
[9] Then understandest thou righteousness, And judgment, and uprightness-every good path.
[10] For wisdom cometh into thy heart, And knowledge to thy soul is pleasant,
[11] Thoughtfulness doth watch over thee, Understanding doth keep thee,
[12] To deliver thee from an evil way, From any speaking froward things,
[13] Who are forsaking paths of uprightness , To walk in ways of darkness,
[14] Who are rejoicing to do evil, They delight in frowardness of the wicked,
[15] Whose paths are crooked, Yea, they are perverted in their ways.
[16] To deliver thee from the strange woman, From the stranger who hath made smooth her sayings,
[17] Who is forsaking the guide of her youth, And the covenant of her God hath forgotten.
[18] For her house hath inclined unto death, And unto Rephaim her paths.
[19] None going in unto her turn back, Nor do they reach the paths of life.
[20] That thou dost go in the way of the good, And the paths of the righteous dost keep.
[21] For the upright do inhabit the earth, And the perfect are left in it,
[22] And the wicked from the earth are cut off, And treacherous dealers plucked out of it!