Proverbs 2 DBY

1 My son, if thou receivest my words, and layest up my commandments with thee,
2 so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom [and] thou apply thy heart to understanding;
3 yea, if thou criest after discernment [and] liftest up thy voice to understanding;
4 if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures:
5 then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God.
6 For Jehovah giveth wisdom; out of his mouth [come] knowledge and understanding.
7 He layeth up sound wisdom a for the upright; [he] is a shield to them that walk in integrity;

References for Proverbs 2:7

    • m 2:7 - Or 'true wisdom,' or 'soundness;' and so chs. 3.21; 8.14: see Job 6.13; 12.16.
      8 guarding the paths of just judgment and keeping the way of his godly ones. b

      References for Proverbs 2:8

        • n 2:8 - Or 'saints;' chasid, see Ps. 30.4.
          9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment c and equity: every good path. d

          References for Proverbs 2:9

            • o 2:9 - 'Just judgment' or 'justice.'
            • p 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.'
              10 When wisdom entereth into thy heart and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul,
              11 discretion shall keep thee, understanding shall preserve thee:
              12 To deliver thee from the way of evil, from the man that speaketh froward things;
              13 [from those] who leave the paths of uprightness, e to walk in the ways of darkness;

              References for Proverbs 2:13

                • r 2:13 - From jashar: see ch. 3.32.
                  14 who rejoice to do evil, [and] delight in the frowardness f of evil;

                  References for Proverbs 2:14

                    • q 2:14 - Or 'deceits,' plural, as often: see Ps. 5.9; 11.7.
                      15 whose paths are crooked, and who are perverted g in their course:

                      References for Proverbs 2:15

                        • s 2:15 - See Note, ch. 3.32.
                          16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, from the stranger who flattereth with her words;
                          17 who forsaketh the guide h of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God;

                          References for Proverbs 2:17

                            • u 2:17 - Or 'familiar friend.'
                              18 -- for her house inclineth unto death, and her paths i unto the dead; j

                              References for Proverbs 2:18

                                • t 2:18 - See Note i, ver. 9.
                                • v 2:18 - Or 'shades,' as Job. 26.5, see Ps. 88.10.
                                  19 none that go unto her return again, neither do they attain to the paths of life:
                                  20 -- that thou mayest walk in the way of the good, and keep the paths of the righteous.
                                  21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it;
                                  22 but the wicked shall be cut off from the land, k and the unfaithful l shall be plucked up out of it.

                                  References for Proverbs 2:22

                                    • w 2:22 - Or 'earth.'
                                    • x 2:22 - More exactly, 'faithless,' 'perfidious,' 'treacherous,' but used as towards God: see Ps. 78.57; Jer. 3.20.