Amplified Bible

Proverbs 2

The Pursuit of Wisdom Brings Security

1My son, if you will receive my words
And treasure my commandments within you,

So that your ear is attentive to [skillful and godly] wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding [seeking it conscientiously and striving for it eagerly];

Yes, if you cry out for insight,
And lift up your voice for understanding;

If you seek skillful and godly wisdom as you would silver
And search for her as you would hidden treasures;

Then you will understand the [reverent] fear of the Lord [that is, worshiping Him and regarding Him as truly awesome]
And discover the knowledge of God.

For the Lord gives [skillful and godly] wisdom;
From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

He stores away sound wisdom for the righteous [those who are in right standing with Him];
He is a shield to those who walk in integrity [those of honorable character and moral courage],

He guards the paths of justice;
And He preserves the way of His saints (believers).

Then you will understand righteousness and justice [in every circumstance]
And integrity and every good path.
10 
For [skillful and godly] wisdom will enter your heart
And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.
11 
Discretion will watch over you,
Understanding and discernment will guard you,
12 
To keep you from the way of evil and the evil man,
From the man who speaks perverse things;
13 
From those who leave the paths of uprightness
To walk in the ways of darkness;
14 
Who find joy in doing evil
And delight in the perversity of evil,
15 
Whose paths are crooked,
And who are devious in their ways;
16 
To keep you from the immoral woman;
From the seductress with her flattering words,
17 
Who leaves the companion (husband) of her youth,
And forgets the covenant of her God.
18 
For her house leads down to death
And her paths lead to the dead;
19 
None who go to her return again,
Nor do they regain the paths of life—
20 
So you will walk in the way of good men [that is, those of personal integrity, moral courage and honorable character],
And keep to the paths of the righteous.
21 
For the upright [those who are in right standing with God] will live in the land
And those [of integrity] who are blameless [in God’s sight] will remain in it;
22 
But the wicked will be cut off from the land
And the treacherous shall be [forcibly] uprooted and removed from it.

Japanese Living Bible

箴言 知恵の泉 2

知恵の有益さ

11-2 若者よ。私のことばを聞き、私の教えに従う者はみな、
英知を与えられます。
3-5 もっと深い洞察や識別力がほしいなら、
なくした銀貨や秘密の宝を捜すように、
熱心に求めなさい。
そうすれば、主ご自身を知り、
すばらしい主の知恵が与えられます。
主を信じ敬うことがどんなに大切か
わかります。
主が知恵をお授けになるからです。
主のことばはどれも知恵の宝庫です。
7-8 主は正しい人に英知を授け、
彼らの盾となって、安全に守ってくれます。
主は、どんなときにも
何が正しく何が間違っているか、
正しく判断する方法を教えてくれます。
10 それは知恵と真理があなたの心に入り、
喜びにあふれるからです。
11-14 こうしてあなたは、
仲間に引き込もうとする悪い者たちから離れられます。
彼らは神の道からそれ、
暗い悪の道に歩み、
悪事を働くのが何より楽しいのです。
15 彼らは、ひねくれたこと、
間違ったことばかりします。
16-17 悪い女の甘い誘いに惑わされないために、
神の知恵を身につけなさい。
彼女は結婚の誓いをさげすみ、
平気で夫を裏切りました。
18 彼女の家は死と地獄への通り道です。
19 その家に入る者は身をもちくずし、
二度と立ち直れません。
20 身も心もきよく生きなさい。
何があろうと、正しい道からそれてはいけません。
21 人生を思う存分楽しめるのは正しい人だけです。
22 悪人はせっかく幸運を手にしても失い、
やがて破滅に至るのです。