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Aramaic Bible in Plain English
My son, if you receive my words, and hide my commandments in your heart
2And you will incline your ear to wisdom and turn your heart to understanding
3And call to understanding and lift up your voice to intelligence
4And you will seek it as silver and you will search it out as treasure
5Then you will understand the awe of Lord Jehovah and you will find the knowledge of God.
6Because Lord Jehovah gives wisdom, and from his mouth, knowledge and understanding.
7And he keeps hope for those who are upright and helps those who walk without blemish.
8And he keeps the ways of justice; the ways of his pure ones he will preserve.
9Then you will understand righteousness and justice and uprightness of all excellent ways
10When wisdom will enter your heart and knowledge will be sweet to your soul.
11A good mind will keep you and the intelligence of the good will deliver you
12That you may be delivered from evil ways and from men speaking contradictions
13Who leave the upright way and they walk in the way of darkness.
14And they rejoice to do evil and they rejoice in the lifestyle of the evil.
15Their ways are perverted and their paths are crooked.
16Wisdom will deliver you from an estranged woman who subverts by her words
17Who has left the rearing of her childhood and has forgotten the covenant of her God.
18She has forgotten the doorposts of her house and the steps of her paths.
19None who enter unto her return, neither remember the way of life.
20Walk therefore in the way of the good and keep the way of the righteous ones
21Because the upright dwell in the land and those without blemish are spared in it
22And dissenters are consumed from the Earth and the evil are uprooted from it.