Proverbs 2:1-9

1 My son, if you will receive my words,  And store up my commandments within you;

2 So as to turn your ear to wisdom,  And apply your heart to understanding;

3 Yes, if you call out for discernment,  And lift up your voice for understanding;

4 If you seek her as silver,  And search for her as for hidden treasures:

5 Then you will understand the fear of Yahweh,  And find the knowledge of God.

6 For Yahweh gives wisdom.  Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

7 He lays up sound wisdom for the upright.  He is a shield to those who walk in integrity;

8 That he may guard the paths of justice,  And preserve the way of his saints.

9 Then you will understand righteousness and justice,  Equity and every good path.