Proverbs 2:1-11

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Moral Benefits of Wisdom 1My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you,

2turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding—

3indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,

4and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,

5then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

6For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

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.