2:1 icapsy sonne, if thou wilt receiue my words, and hide my commaundements with thee;  
2:2 So that thou incline thine eare vnto wisedome, and apply thine heart to vnderstanding:  
2:3 Yea if thou cryest after knowledge, and liftest vp thy voyce for vnderstanding: Margin Note
2:4 If thou seekest her as siluer, and searchest for her, as for hid treasures:  
2:5 Then shalt thou vnderstand the feare of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.  
2:6 For the Lord giueth wisedome: out of his mouth commeth knowledge, and vnderstanding.  
2:7 He layeth vp sound wisedome for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walke vprightly.  
2:8 He keepeth the pathes of iudgement, and preserueth the way of his Saints.  
2:9 Then shalt thou vnderstand righteousnesse, and iudgement, and equity; yea euery good path.  
2:10 When wisedome entreth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant vnto thy soule;  
2:11 Discretion shall preserue thee, vnderstanding shall keepe thee:  
2:12 To deliuer thee from the way of the euill man, from the man that speaketh froward things.  
2:13 Who leaue the pathes of vprightnesse, to walke in the wayes of darkenesse:  
2:14 Who reioyce to doe euill, and delight in the frowardnesse of the wicked.  
2:15 Whose wayes are crooked, and they froward in their pathes.  
2:16 To deliuer thee from the strange woman, euen from the stranger, which flattereth with her words:  
2:17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the couenant of her God.  
2:18 For her house inclineth vnto death, and her pathes vnto the dead:  
2:19 None that goe vnto her, returne againe, neither take they hold of the pathes of life.  
2:20 That thou mayest walke in the way of good men, and keepe the pathes of the righteous.  
2:21 For the vpright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remaine in it.  
2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressours shalbe rooted out of it. Margin Note