Chapter 2

  1. 1. My sonne, if thou wilt receiue my words, and hide my commaundements with thee;
  2. 2. So that thou incline thine eare vnto wisedome, and apply thine heart to vnderstanding:
  3. 3. Yea if thou cryest after knowledge, and liftest vp thy voyce for vnderstanding:
  4. 4. If thou seekest her as siluer, and searchest for her, as for hid treasures:
  5. 5. Then shalt thou vnderstand the feare of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.
  6. 6. For the Lord giueth wisedome: out of his mouth commeth knowledge, and vnderstanding.
  7. 7. He layeth vp sound wisedome for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walke vprightly.
  8. 8. He keepeth the pathes of iudgement, and preserueth the way of his Saints.
  9. 9. Then shalt thou vnderstand righteousnesse, and iudgement, and equity; yea euery good path.
  10. 10. ¶ When wisedome entreth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant vnto thy soule;
  11. 11. Discretion shall preserue thee, vnderstanding shall keepe thee:
  12. 12. To deliuer thee from the way of the euill man, from the man that speaketh froward things.
  13. 13. Who leaue the pathes of vprightnesse, to walke in the wayes of darkenesse:
  14. 14. Who reioyce to doe euill, and delight in the frowardnesse of the wicked.
  15. 15. Whose wayes are crooked, and they froward in their pathes.
  16. 16. To deliuer thee from the strange woman, euen from the stranger, which flattereth with her words:
  17. 17. Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the couenant of her God.
  18. 18. For her house inclineth vnto death, and her pathes vnto the dead:
  19. 19. None that goe vnto her, returne againe, neither take they hold of the pathes of life.
  20. 20. That thou mayest walke in the way of good men, and keepe the pathes of the righteous.
  21. 21. For the vpright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remaine in it.
  22. 22. But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressours shalbe rooted out of it.

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