2 My child, you must follow and treasure my teachings and my instructions. 2 Keep in tune with wisdom and think what it means to have common sense. 3 Beg as loud as you can for good common sense. 4 Search for wisdom as you would search for silver or hidden treasure. 5 Then you will understand what it means to respect and to know the Lord God.
6 All wisdom comes from the Lord, and so do common sense and understanding. 7 God gives helpful advice[a] to everyone who obeys him and protects all of those who live as they should. 8 God sees that justice is done, and he watches over everyone who is faithful to him. 9 With wisdom you will learn what is right and honest and fair.
10 Wisdom will control your mind, and you will be pleased with knowledge. 11 Sound judgment and good sense will watch over you. 12 Wisdom will protect you from evil schemes and from those liars 13 who turned from doing good to live in the darkness. 14 Most of all they enjoy being mean and deceitful. 15 They are dishonest themselves, and all they do is crooked.
Wisdom and Sexual Purity
16 Wisdom will protect you from the smooth talk of a sinful woman, 17 who breaks her wedding vows and leaves the man she married when she was young. 18 The road to her house leads down to the dark world of the dead. 19 Visit her, and you will never find the road to life again.
20 Follow the example of good people and live an honest life. 21 If you are honest and innocent, you will keep your land; 22 if you do wrong and can never be trusted, you will be rooted out.
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