2 My child, listen to what I say
and remember what I command you.
set your mind on understanding.
and beg for understanding.
and hunt for it like hidden treasure.
and you will find that you know God.
he gives knowledge and understanding.
Like a shield he protects the innocent.
and he protects those who are loyal to him.
and what is the good and right thing to do.
and knowledge will be pleasing to you.
understanding will guard you.
from those whose words are bad,
but what is evil.
and are happy to do what is crooked and evil.
and their ways are dishonest.
who tries to lead you into adultery with pleasing words.
She ignores the promise she made before God.
those who took that path are now all dead.
or walks the path of life again.
and do what is right.
and those who are innocent will remain in it.
and the unfaithful will be thrown out of it.
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