Bible: Proverbs 2:4-12

2:4 if 1  you seek 2  it like silver, 3 

and search for it 4  like hidden treasure,

2:5 then you will understand 5  how to fear the Lord, 6 

and you will discover 7  knowledge 8  about God. 9 

2:6 For 10  the Lord gives 11  wisdom,

and from his mouth 12  comes 13  knowledge and understanding.

2:7 He stores up 14  effective counsel 15  for the upright, 16 

and is like 17  a shield 18  for those who live 19  with integrity, 20 

2:8 to guard 21  the paths of the righteous 22 

and to protect 23  the way of his pious ones. 24 

2:9 Then you will understand 25  righteousness and justice

and equity – every 26  good 27  way. 28 

2:10 For wisdom will enter your heart, 29 

and moral knowledge 30  will be attractive 31  to you. 32 

2:11 Discretion 33  will protect you, 34 

understanding will guard you,

2:12 to deliver 35  you from the way of the wicked, 36 

from those 37  speaking perversity, 38 

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