Proverbs 2:2–11

2 So that you incline your ear to wisdom,

And apply your heart to understanding;

3 Yes, if you cry out for discernment,

And lift up your voice for understanding,

4 bIf you seek her as silver,

And search for her as for hidden treasures;

5 cThen you will understand the fear of the Lord,

And find the knowledge of God.

6 dFor the Lord gives wisdom;

From His mouth come knowledge and understanding;

7 He stores up sound wisdom for the upright;

eHe is a shield to those who walk uprightly;

8 He guards the paths of justice,

And fpreserves the way of His saints.

9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice,

Equity and every good path.

10 When wisdom enters your heart,

And knowledge is pleasant to your soul,

11 Discretion will preserve you;

gUnderstanding will keep you,

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