1 H1121 My son H3947 [H8799] , if thou wilt receive H561 my words H6845 [H8799] , and treasure H4687 my commandments with thee;
2 H7181 [H8687] So that thou incline H241 thy ear H2451 to wisdom H5186 [H8686] , and apply H3820 thy heart H8394 to understanding;
3 H7121 [H8799] Yea, if thou criest H998 after knowledge H5414 [H8799] , and liftest up H6963 thy voice H8394 for understanding;
4 H1245 [H8762] If thou seekest H3701 her as silver H2664 [H8799] , and searchest H4301 for her as for hid treasures;
5 H995 [H8799] Then shalt thou understand H3374 the fear H3068 of the LORD H4672 [H8799] , and find H1847 the knowledge H430 of God.
6 H3068 For the LORD H5414 [H8799] giveth H2451 wisdom H6310 : out of his mouth H1847 cometh knowledge H8394 and understanding.
7 H6845 H6845 [H8799] He layeth up H8454 sound wisdom H3477 for the righteous H4043 : he is a shield H1980 [H8802] to them that walk H8537 uprightly.
8 H5341 [H8800] He keepeth H734 the paths H4941 of judgment H8104 [H8799] , and preserveth H1870 the way H2623 of his saints.
9 H995 [H8799] Then shalt thou understand H6664 righteousness H4941 , and judgment H4339 , and equity H2896 ; and, every good H4570 path.
10 H2451 When wisdom H935 [H8799] entereth H3820 into thy heart H1847 , and knowledge H5276 [H8799] is pleasant H5315 to thy soul;
11 H4209 Discretion H8104 [H8799] shall preserve H8394 thee, understanding H5341 [H8799] shall keep thee:
12 H5337 [H8687] To deliver H1870 thee from the way H7451 of the evil H376 man, from the man H1696 [H8764] that speaketh H8419 perverse things;
13 H5800 [H8802] Who leave H734 the paths H3476 of uprightness H3212 [H8800] , to walk H1870 in the ways H2822 of darkness;
14 H8056 Who rejoice H6213 [H8800] to do H7451 evil H1523 [H8799] , and delight H8419 in the perverseness H7451 of the wicked;
16 H5337 [H8687] To deliver H2114 [H8801] thee from the strange H802 woman H5237 , even from the adulteress H2505 [H8689] who flattereth H561 with her words;
17 H5800 [H8802] Who forsaketh H441 the guide H5271 of her youth H7911 [H8804] , and forgetteth H1285 the covenant H430 of her God.
18 H1004 For her house H7743 [H8804] inclineth H4194 to death H4570 , and her paths H7496 to the dead.
19 H935 [H8802] None that go H7725 [H8799] to her return again H5381 [H8686] , neither do they take hold H734 of the paths H2416 of life.
20 H3212 [H8799] That thou mayest walk H1870 in the way H2896 of good H8104 [H8799] men, and keep H734 the paths H6662 of the righteous.
21 H3477 For the upright H7931 [H8799] shall dwell H776 in the land H8549 , and the perfect H3498 [H8735] shall remain in it.