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Proverbs 2:2 DBY

2 so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom [and] thou apply thy heart to understanding;

Study tools for Proverbs 2:2

  • a 2:7 - Or 'true wisdom,' or 'soundness;' and so chs. 3.21; 8.14: see Job 6.13; 12.16.
  • b 2:8 - Or 'saints;' chasid, see Ps. 30.4.
  • c 2:9 - 'Just judgment' or 'justice.'
  • d 2:9 - The word is difficult to render. It is properly 'a path going round,' and hence used for the 'entrenchment' of a war camp, as 'wagon-defence' in 1Sam. 17.20. It is applied, as in Ps. 17.5; 23.3, to God's path for the saint, which does not always lead where we expect, or so that we can see straight on in it; and also to the shifting ways of the wicked, as ver. 18; and so in ver. 15, where the plural is rendered collectively 'course.'
  • e 2:13 - From jashar: see ch. 3.32.
  • f 2:14 - Or 'deceits,' plural, as often: see Ps. 5.9; 11.7.
  • g 2:15 - See Note, ch. 3.32.
  • h 2:17 - Or 'familiar friend.'
  • i 2:18 - See Note i, ver. 9.
  • j 2:18 - Or 'shades,' as Job. 26.5, see Ps. 88.10.
  • k 2:22 - Or 'earth.'
  • l 2:22 - More exactly, 'faithless,' 'perfidious,' 'treacherous,' but used as towards God: see Ps. 78.57; Jer. 3.20.