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2 Revised Standard Version BHS Hebrew Text Reference
My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you,
בְּנִי אִם־תִּקַּח אֲמָרָי וּמִצְוֹתַי תִּצְפֹּן אִתָּךְ׃ The rewards of Wisdom. Pr.2.1-22
making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;
לְהַקְשִׁיב לַחָכְמָה אָזְנֶךָ תַּטֶּה לִבְּךָ לַתְּבוּנָה׃  
yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,
כִּי אִם לַבִּינָה תִקְרָא לַתְּבוּנָה תִּתֵּן קֹולֶךָ׃  
if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures;
אִם־תְּבַקְשֶׁנָּה כַכָּסֶף וְכַמַּטְמֹונִים תַּחְפְּשֶׂנָּה׃  
then you will understand the fear of the LORD
and find the knowledge of God.
אָז תָּבִין יִרְאַת יְהוָה וְדַעַת אֱלֹהִים תִּמְצָא׃  
For the LORD gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
כִּי־יְהוָה יִתֵּן חָכְמָה מִפִּיו דַּעַת וּתְבוּנָה׃  
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,
[כ= וְצָפַן] [ק= יִצְפֹּן] לַיְשָׁרִים תּוּשִׁיָּה מָגֵן לְהֹלְכֵי תֹם׃  
guarding the paths of justice
and preserving the way of his saints.
לִנְצֹר אָרְחֹות מִשְׁפָּט וְדֶרֶךְ [כ= חֲסִידֹו] [ק= חֲסִידָיו] יִשְׁמֹר׃  
Then you will understand righteousness
and justice and equity, every good path;
אָז תָּבִין צֶדֶק וּמִשְׁפָּט וּמֵישָׁרִים כָּל־מַעְגַּל־טֹוב׃  
for wisdom will come into your heart,
and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;
כִּי־תָבֹוא חָכְמָה בְלִבֶּךָ וְדַעַת לְנַפְשְׁךָ יִנְעָם׃  
discretion will watch over you;
understanding will guard you;
מְזִמָּה תִּשְׁמֹר עָלֶיךָ תְּבוּנָה תִנְצְרֶכָּה׃  
delivering you from the way of evil,
from men of perverted speech,
לְהַצִּילְךָ מִדֶּרֶךְ רָע מֵאִישׁ מְדַבֵּר תַּהְפֻּכֹות׃  
who forsake the paths of uprightness
to walk in the ways of darkness,
הַעֹזְבִים אָרְחֹות יֹשֶׁר לָלֶכֶת בְּדַרְכֵי־חֹשֶׁךְ׃  
who rejoice in doing evil
and delight in the perverseness of evil;
הַשְּׂמֵחִים לַעֲשֹׂות רָע יָגִילוּ בְּתַהְפֻּכֹות רָע׃  
men whose paths are crooked,
and who are devious in their ways.
אֲשֶׁר אָרְחֹתֵיהֶם עִקְּשִׁים וּנְלֹוזִים בְּמַעְגְּלֹותָם׃  
You will be saved from the loose woman,
from the adventuress with her smooth words,
לְהַצִּילְךָ מֵאִשָּׁה זָרָה מִנָּכְרִיָּה אֲמָרֶיהָ הֶחֱלִיקָה׃  
who forsakes the companion of her youth
and forgets the covenant of her God;
הַעֹזֶבֶת אַלּוּף נְעוּרֶיהָ וְאֶת־בְּרִית אֱלֹהֶיהָ שָׁכֵחָה׃  
for her house sinks down to death,
and her paths to the shades;
כִּי שָׁחָה אֶל־מָוֶת בֵּיתָהּ וְאֶל־רְפָאִים מַעְגְּלֹתֶיהָ׃  
none who go to her come back
nor do they regain the paths of life.
כָּל־בָּאֶיהָ לֹא יְשׁוּבוּן וְלֹא־יַשִּׂיגוּ אָרְחֹות חַיִּים׃  
So you will walk in the way of good men
and keep to the paths of the righteous.
לְמַעַן תֵּלֵךְ בְּדֶרֶךְ טֹובִים וְאָרְחֹות צַדִּיקִים תִּשְׁמֹר׃  
For the upright will inhabit the land,
and men of integrity will remain in it;
כִּי־יְשָׁרִים יִשְׁכְּנוּ־אָרֶץ וּתְמִימִים יִוָּתְרוּ בָהּ׃  
but the wicked will be cut off from the land,
and the treacherous will be rooted out of it.
וּרְשָׁעִים מֵאֶרֶץ יִכָּרֵתוּ וּבֹוגְדִים יִסְּחוּ מִמֶּנָּה׃ ף  
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Notes: Documentary sources have been extracted from (1) "An Introduction to the Old Testament " by Oesterley & Robinson (1955 ed.), & (2) "Who Wrote the Bible" © Richard Friedman, 1987, Jonathan Cape Ltd.
© Paul Ingram 2006.
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