Proverbs 1:2

“To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

To knowe wisedome and instruction, to perceiue the words of vnderstanding,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

To know wisdom and instruction, To discern the sayings of understanding,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

To know wisdom and instruction; To discern the words of understanding;
- American Standard Version (1901)

To have knowledge of wise teaching; to be clear about the words of reason:
- Basic English Bible

to know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding;
- Darby Bible

To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding;
- Webster's Bible

to know wisdom and instruction; to discern the words of understanding;
- World English Bible

For knowing wisdom and instruction, For understanding sayings of intelligence,
- Youngs Literal Bible

To know wisdom and instruction; to comprehend the words of understanding;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Proverbs 1:2


1:2 To know - Written to help men to know throughly and practically. Both human wisdom to conduct our affairs in this life, and Divine wisdom. Instruction - The instructions delivered either by God, or men, in order to the attainment of wisdom. To perceive - Which teach a man true understanding.


Discussion for Proverbs 1:2

  • Salomao for verse 2
    Kathryn your case is not strange, It seems God walks always in a different way of that of us. But I believe the most important thing is to seek every time to understand his will.And listen and obey to the word of God throygh heart and not through mind. God bless you
  • Matt Harmon for verse 2
    In order to truly understand God s word and for the words to deeply penetrate your own will you must completely open your heart to Jesus and ask God to open your eyes to the wisdom of the Bible and to the message He has for your life Great books for those who are just starting are the book of John and Romans which will give you understanding of Jesus s love for us The book of Proverbs and Psalms contain wisdom that will guide you Iin your daily life These of course are just starting points as the Bible really is a source of constant knowledge with God revealing different views of the same verse to those who seek his guidance God Bless you
  • Lorraine Levi for verse 2
    I would like to understanding the bible more and get wisdom from God's in my life.


    Thank you.
  • Kathryn for verse 2
    I feel that this verse is very important, but I really would like to know how to discern the understanding of the Lord. This is very difficult for me, even as I read scriptures it is difficult for me to understand the Lord's meaning. I am really good at reading and putting the Bible in my own context and meaning, but my understanding and the Lord's are very different.

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