Podcast Ep. 4 - Proverbs 2

Sep 5, 2023

Proverbs 2

The Value of Wisdom

[1] My son, if you receive my words

and treasure up my commandments with you,

[2] making your ear attentive to wisdom

and inclining your heart to understanding;

[3] yes, if you call out for insight

and raise your voice for understanding,

[4] if you seek it like silver

and search for it as for hidden treasures,

[5] then you will understand the fear of the LORD

and find the knowledge of God.

[6] For the LORD gives wisdom;

from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

[7] he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;

he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,

[8] guarding the paths of justice

and watching over the way of his saints.

[9] Then you will understand righteousness and justice

and equity, every good path;

[10] for wisdom will come into your heart,

and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;

[11] discretion will watch over you,

understanding will guard you,

[12] delivering you from the way of evil,

from men of perverted speech,

[13] who forsake the paths of uprightness

to walk in the ways of darkness,

[14] who rejoice in doing evil

and delight in the perverseness of evil,

[15] men whose paths are crooked,

and who are devious in their ways.

[16] So you will be delivered from the forbidden woman,

from the adulteress with her smooth words,

[17] who forsakes the companion of her youth

and forgets the covenant of her God;

[18] for her house sinks down to death,

and her paths to the departed;

[19] none who go to her come back,

nor do they regain the paths of life.

[20] So you will walk in the way of the good

and keep to the paths of the righteous.

[21] For the upright will inhabit the land,

and those with integrity will remain in it,

[22] but the wicked will be cut off from the land,

and the treacherous will be rooted out of it. (ESV)