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1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;

2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.

9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;

11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:

12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;

13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;

17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.

18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.

19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, 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 earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

 


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Matthew Henry's Proverbs Chapter 2 Bible commentary...



Promises to those who seek wisdom. (1-9) The advantages of wisdom. (10-22)1-9 Those who earnestly seek heavenly wisdom, will never complain that they have lost their labour; and the freeness of the gift does not do away the necessity of our diligence, #Joh 6:27|. Let them seek, and they shall find it; let them ask, and it shall be given them. Observe who are thus favoured. They are the righteous, on whom the image of God is renewed, which consists in righteousness. If we depend upon God, and seek to him for wisdom, he will enable us to keep the paths of judgment.

10-22 If we are truly wise, we shall be careful to avoid all evil company and evil practices. When wisdom has dominion over us, then it not only fills the head, but enters into the heart, and will preserve, both against corruptions within and temptations without. The ways of sin are ways of darkness, uncomfortable and unsafe: what fools are those who leave the plain, pleasant, lightsome paths of uprightness, to walk in such ways! They take pleasure in sin; both in committing it, and in seeing others commit it. Every wise man will shun such company. True wisdom will also preserve from those who lead to fleshly lusts, which defile the body, that living temple, and war against the soul. These are evils which excite the sorrow of every serious mind, and cause every reflecting parent to look upon his children with anxiety, lest they should be entangled in such fatal snares. Let the sufferings of others be our warnings. Our Lord Jesus deters from sinful pleasures, by the everlasting torments which follow them. It is very rare that any who are caught in this snare of the devil, recover themselves; so much is the heart hardened, and the mind blinded, by the deceitfulness of this sin. Many think that this caution, besides the literal sense, is to be understood as a caution against idolatry, and subjecting the soul to the body, by seeking any forbidden object. The righteous must leave the earth as well as the wicked; but the earth is a very different thing to them. To the wicked it is all the heaven they ever shall have; to the righteous it is the place of preparation for heaven. And is it all one to us, whether we share with the wicked in the miseries of their latter end, or share those everlasting joys that shall crown believers?

 


Recent Comments for Proverbs Chapter 2...

 


Scott williams's Proverbs Chapter 2 comment about verse 5 on 7/02/2014, 8:06am...

To fear the Lord is to hate sin,sometimes we have to reap the consequences of sins destruction to really hate sin, its not pleasant but necessary

 


Joyce spivey's Proverbs Chapter 2 comment on 6/30/2014, 6:26am...

I like the comment that Genes said. Conscience, Common sense really sums it up. I have been a Christian most of my life. I just didn 't digest God words and now i 'm seeking him more every day

 


Diane's Proverbs Chapter 2 comment on 5/17/2014, 4:57am...

Test your knowledge helps to remind us "the wicked " will be cut off from the earth which harmonizes with Psalms 92 7. God will again destroy those on the earth so that the perfect can stay on the earth verse 21 just like he did back in Noah 's day and like he will do again. Matt.24 36 39. Gods original purpose was for Adam and Eve to live on Earth and the punishment for sin was death. They would still be on the earth if not. The perfect shall "REMAIN in it ". God created the earth for man. "Blessed are the meek for the shall INHERIT the land ". That 's where the animals are like in the beautiful description of the wolf lying down with the lamb.

 


Don gabriel's Proverbs Chapter 2 comment on 5/12/2014, 8:39am...

Proverbs 2 22 "But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, .... " Could this be referring to the anti environmentalist, who would rather harm the earth for profit rather than leave even there own progeny a healthy place to live?

 


Gene's Proverbs Chapter 2 comment on 4/08/2014, 10:49pm...

I believe what God in this chapter is telling us is that we already have his word within us, and it 's called COMMON SENSE and the voice is call CONSCIENCE. When we apply common sense and listen to the voice of CONSCIENCE, we will always do the right thing. We choose not to listen use common sense, the voice of conscience will no longer speak within us. In the morning when we get out of bed, we must decide on how we would like to treated that day, and all of us want to be treated right. So we must do our very best that day, and every day to treat others the exact way that we decided that we wanted to treated. God promised his truth will grow within us each and every day that we treat others the way we want to be treated. May God help those who decided otherwise.

 


Moses's Proverbs Chapter 2 comment on 2/12/2014, 7:36am...

The chapter makes it clear that Devine wisdom comes from above and that if diligently seek it we shall find it The Lord is willing to magnify the power within us through a devine wisdom but we have to open our mind to his understanding by keeping his commandments

 


Kathy's Proverbs Chapter 2 comment on 2/09/2014, 2:04pm...

In the beginning of Proverbs Chapter 2 we are having our Lord God tell us of how we receive our ears to wisdom our hearts to understanding by recieving hias word and that the Lord can give us out of our mouths knowledge by keeping his commandments hidden in us then we understand and fear God keeps us from scorners and sinners The advantages of wisdom 10 22 1 9 Those who earnestly seek heavenly wisdom will never complain that they have lost their labour and the freeness of the gift does not do away the necessity of our diligence If we depend upon God and seek to him for wisdom he will enable us to keep the paths of judgment To the wicked it is all the heaven they ever shall have to the righteous it is the place of preparation for heaven And is it all one to us whether we share with the wicked in the miseries of their latter end or share those everlasting joys that shall crown believers

 


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1.  Who shall be cut off from the earth?


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