Proverbs 2:7-19

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7He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,

8for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones.

9Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path.

10For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.

11Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you.

12Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse,

13who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways,

14who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil,

15whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.

16Wisdom will save you also from the adulterous woman, from the wayward woman with her seductive words,

17who has left the partner of her youth and ignored the covenant she made before God. Or covenant of her God

18Surely her house leads down to death and her paths to the spirits of the dead.

19None who go to her return or attain the paths of life.