1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and a my commandments with thee;
2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine a to understanding;
3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shalt thou understand the a of the Lord, and find the b of God.
6 For the Lord giveth a: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and b.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a a to them that b uprightly.
8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
9 Then shalt thou a righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
10 ¶When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
11 a shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to a in the ways of darkness;
14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the a of the wicked;
15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
16 To deliver thee from the a, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
19 None that go unto her a again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
21 For the a shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
22 But the wicked shall be a from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.