2 aMy son, if thou wilt receive my words,
2 So that thou bbincline thine ear unto wisdom,
And apply thine heart to understanding;
3 Yea, if thou criest after cknowledge,
And †liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 If thou seekest her das silver,
And searchest for her as for ehid treasures;
5 kThen shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord,
And find the knowledge of God.
6 For fthe Lord giveth wisdom:
Out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
8 He iikeepeth the paths of judgment,
And jpreserveth the way of his saints.
And mequity; yea, every good path.
And knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
Understanding shall keep thee:
From the man that speaketh pfroward things;
To qwalk in the ways of darkness;
14 rWho rejoice to do evil,
15 Whose ways are tcrooked,
And they ufroward in their paths:
17 Which forsaketh athe guide of her youth,
And forgetteth the covenant of her God.
18 For bher house inclineth unto death,
Neither take they hold of the paths of life.
And keep the paths of the righteous.
21 For the upright eshall dwell in the land,
And the perfect shall remain in it.
22 But the wicked fshall be cut off from the earth,
About King James Version
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