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Passage Lookup: Proverbs 2

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Proverbs 2:1
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My son,(a) if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,
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Proverbs 2:2
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turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding(b)
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Proverbs 2:3
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indeed, if you call out for insight(c) and cry aloud for understanding,
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Proverbs 2:4
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and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,(d)
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Proverbs 2:5
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then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.(e)
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Proverbs 2:6
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For the Lord gives wisdom;(f) from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.(g)
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Proverbs 2:7
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He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield(h) to those whose walk is blameless,(i)
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Proverbs 2:8
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for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.(j)
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Proverbs 2:9
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Then you will understand(k) what is right and just and fair—every good path.
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Proverbs 2:10
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For wisdom will enter your heart,(l) and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
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Proverbs 2:11
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Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.(m)
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Proverbs 2:12
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Wisdom will save(n) you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,
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Proverbs 2:13
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who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways,(o)
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Proverbs 2:14
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who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,(p)
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Proverbs 2:15
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whose paths are crooked(q) and who are devious in their ways.(r)
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Proverbs 2:16
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Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman,(s) from the wayward woman with her seductive words,
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Proverbs 2:17
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who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God.[a](t)
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Proverbs 2:18
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Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.(u)
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Proverbs 2:19
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None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.(v)
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Proverbs 2:20
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Thus you will walk in the ways of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous.
Proverbs 2:21
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For the upright will live in the land,(w) and the blameless will remain in it;
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Proverbs 2:22
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but the wicked(x) will be cut off from the land,(y) and the unfaithful will be torn from it.(z)
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