Out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding: He layeth up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to them that walk in integrity; "My son ..." (Proverbs 2:1). way--God defends the right way, and those in it. Our Lord himself promised that his faithful servants, "Shall receive in this present life a hundred fold, and in the world to come, eternal life" (Mark 10:30). This is important to understanding "knowing God" because the thrust of the Bible reveals that we can only come to know Him by obeying Him, by striving to be morally perfect. It is not to the world in general, but to the followers of God. 19. that is, such as remain impenitent (compare Ecclesiastes 7:26 ). 2. understanding--right perception of truth. Ver. “The ‘alphabetic’ poem is a single sentence consisting of 22 verses, matching the number of letters in the Hebrew alphabet, probably to suggest its completeness.” (Bruce Waltke) A. the strange woman--This term is often used for harlot, or loose woman ( Judges 11:1 Judges 11:2 ), married ( Proverbs 7:5 Proverbs 7:19 ) or not ( 1 Kings 11:1 ), so called, because such were, perhaps at first, foreigners, though "strange" may also denote whatever is opposed to right or proper, as "strange fire" ( Numbers 3:4 ); "strange incense" ( Exodus 30:9 ). flattereth--literally, "smooths." 18. inclineth--sinks down (compare Numbers 13:31 ). Proverbs 2:9. way . The chances of such a bird arriving at a specific destination are miniscule. The soul is injured; self-respect is slain; his force is diminished; he is on the incline that slopes to death; and one step nearer to it than ever before. ), "This paragraph underlines the involvement and effort needed both to obtain and retain wisdom. (4) He is safe from harlotry (Proverbs 2:16-19). "Incline thine ear to wisdom ... thy heart to understanding" (Proverbs 2:2). . And knowledge shall be pleasant unto thy soul; "Many men in high office who are guiding the destiny of our nation today are not being guided by the Lord. 2. These words introduce another facet of the benefits of wisdom and the knowledge of God to which it leads; and that is, "It is not only that to which wisdom leads a man, but it is that from which it saves him, or keeps him, that eternally blesses him. 11 Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Considering how safe, and quiet, and easy the humble are, we see that with the lowly is wisdom. . 10, 11. Proverbs 2:2 "So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, [and] apply thine heart to understanding;" Once wisdom is properly valued, both the ear and mind are captivated by it. 16-19. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. He will also explain the same lesson in Proverbs 7. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. There are, of course, exceptions to the rule, due to (1) the activities of Satan, (2) the freedom of the human will, (3) the curse upon the earth for Adam's sake, (4) the element of chance, and (5) the mysterious `chastening' that falls upon every true child of God. "Knowledge shall be pleasant unto thy soul" (Proverbs 2:10). 3. Deliverance from another danger. and inclining your heart to understanding; 3. if you indeed cry out for insight, and raise your voice for understanding; 4. if you seek it like silver, and search for it as for hidden treasures— 5 Commentary on Proverbs 2:1-9 (Read Proverbs 2:1-9) 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, John 6:27. Who is this strange woman? Others have identified her as a religious prostitute attached to some pagan shrine; but the simple truth appears to be that. (1-9) The advantages of wisdom. 1 - My son Good counsel for daughters, too. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. "Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice. Commentary for Proverbs 2 . Sometimes we want to do evil things. "[15] To walk in darkness is therefore to reject the true light of wisdom and to practice iniquity. The book of Proverbs is in the genre called Wisdom Literature. listen to what I say, and treasure my commands. The answer is affirmative. The Old Testament promises of the rewards of righteousness stressed the physical and material things of the present age rather that the eschatological wonders of the world to come; but they were not entirely wrong in this. "That thou mayest walk in the way of good men. 9. Plug in, Turn on and Be En light ened! 6:16; Heb. (2) Christ himself will be with his church even unto the end of the world (Matthew 28:18-20). saints--objects of favor (compare Psalms 4:3 , &c.). the dead--or shades of the departed ( Psalms 88:10 ). Then shall thou understand, &c.— "When you shall seriously have inclined yourself to the study of wisdom, and God shall have given it you; then shall you know in what true judgment, or righteousness, consists. . . 13. Proverbs 2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; Proverbs 2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Proverbs 2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; Proverbs 2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Show content in: English Both Hebrew. "[13] The following verses will provide examples of this. 2. froward things--perversity ( Proverbs 6:14 , 23:23 ), what is opposed to truth. The Benefits of Wisdom. A good word study for any serious bible student. Mishlei - Proverbs - Chapter 2 « Previous Chapter 1. Men are invited to seek wisdom because it teaches those principles by which they may obtain God's guidance and avoid the society and influence of the wicked, whose pernicious courses are described. and treasure up my commandments within you, 2. making your ear attentive to wisdom. That . "[10] And is it really true that God preserves the way of his saints? 2. April is the cruellest month Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. hide . covenant . walk--habitually act; 14. and that with pleasure, in ignorance of good and pursuit of evil. (1) The angels of heaven do service for them that shall be the heirs of eternal life (Hebrews 1:14). Moral Benefits of Wisdom. . "This address occurs thirteen times in the first seven chapters of Proverbs,"[2] not only indicating the unity of this section, but also revealing the format here as a succession of speeches to a young person by some teacher. "[14] Such men are totally destructive, rebellious and critical; and they are bankrupt of any worthwhile purpose. 2 - Incline Self-discipline is needed "My son, if you receive my words and treasure up my commandments with you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;" (verses 1 and 2, RSV). God--of marriage made in God's name. Proverbs 2 – The Protective Power of Wisdom Proverbs 2 is a unit to itself. Every generation of mankind has repeatedly proved this to be the truth. knowledge--or, "discrimination." For--God is ready ( 1:5 , 4:8 ). George DeHoff has these priceless lines on this verse. Proverbs was compiled by Solomon and is comprised of his own writings plus contributions from people known only as “the wise”. This fingers an amazing trait of wicked men; they rejoice in evil! 22. transgressors--or impious rebels (compare Jeremiah 9:2 ). Proverbs 2 Pro 2:1 Pro 2: The chapter begins with an admonition to receive wisdom (vv 1–4) and then traces the benefits: the knowledge of God and his protection (vv 5–8), moral discernment for living (vv 9–11), protection from evil men (vv 12–15) and immoral women (vv 16–19), and enablement for righteous living (vv 20–22). Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. He who is often rebuked, and hardens his neck: As in many places in the Bible, the hard neck is used as a figure of speech to speak of the stubborn attitude that resists and disobeys God. Proverbs 2:8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints. understanding--as in Proverbs 2:2 . … way of good--that is, Such is the object of these warnings. (4) He is safe from harlotry (Proverbs 2:16-19). 4. 7. sound wisdom--literally, "substance," opposed to what is fictitious. "Jehovah giveth wisdom" (Proverbs 2:6). Proverbs 2:1-22 . . find--obtain. 2 My son, ( A) if you accept my words. "God gives wisdom only to those who search for it. youth--lawful husband ( Jeremiah 3:4 ). Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah. He repeats the lesson because this is important. John Trapp Complete Commentary. "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven" (Matthew 7:21). 1 My child, # 2:1 Hebrew My son. My child, if you accept my words. (3) God's man is delivered from evil (Proverbs 2:12-15). Ruth called herself a stranger (Ruth 2:10); but, "In Proverbs, these words are euphemisms for harlot. Let them seek, and they shall find it; let them ask, and it shall be given them. Romans 11:33, ff.) God’s hand is ever under his; they cannot fall beneath it. Observe who are thus favoured. Listen attentively and reflect seriously ( Proverbs 1:24 , Psalms 130:2 ). To walk in the ways of darkness.] Even from the foreigner that flattereth with her words; Neither do they attain unto the paths of life:", "To deliver thee from the strange woman" (Proverbs 2:16). The apostle Paul has commanded us to, "Cast off the works of darkness" (Romans 13:12): and in the same breath he mentioned among those works such things as, "Reveling, drunkenness, debauchery, licentiousness, quarreling and jealousy" (Romans 13:13). Proverbs 1:7 informs us, "The fear of the L ORD is the beginning of knowledge," but Proverbs 2:5 adds that the fear of the Lord is also a goal in our search for wisdom. "The strange woman here is any meretricious person who indulges in illicit sex."[18]. God gives men wisdom; but much diligent study is required in order to receive it. "The deeper religious element of wisdom appears in this verse, the fundamental conception of Hebrew prophecy that the knowledge of God is the supreme good."[7]. "[24], To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, "Incline thine ear to wisdom ... thy heart to understanding", "Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God", "That he may ... preserve the way of his saints", "Knowledge shall be pleasant unto thy soul". . frowardness--Not only their own perversity, but that of others is their delight. Proverbs 2. Salem Media Group. Much of the world's evil is perpetrated in darkness, due to men's instinctive desire to hide their evil deeds. 1 - If We begin the first of several conditions. He gave the city of Jericho to Joshua; but it was necessary for Joshua and his soldiers to obey God's instructions before they could possess it. . (Comp. "My son" tell us who this message is to. 2 Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding. (3) God's man is delivered from evil (Proverbs 2:12-15). ( B) —. (This is the first of several warnings against adultery in the book of Proverbs; others are in Proverbs 5:3-23; 6:20-35; 7:1-27; 9:13-18). The use of the words wisdom and understanding without the possessive pronouns `my' and `her' make it clear that, "Wisdom is no longer personified in this passage and regarded as the speaker. THE SEEKER OF WISDOM MAY FIND GOD. . But the wicked shall be cut off from the land, And the treacherous shall be rooted out of it.". "A malignant joy lights up the countenance of any abandoned sinner at the very prospect of some wicked deed. Proverbs 2:13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;. They love most the worst things. (Compare Psalms 37:3 Psalms 37:9 Psalms 37:22 Psalms 37:27 ). As the first speech, it carries particular importance because it sets the stage for what follows. "[11] The righteousness, justice and equity needed in a well-ordered society are available only in God's Word. This is Satanic wickedness; and such men may exclaim with Milton's Satan, `Evil, be thou my good'!"[16]. (1) The seeker shall find God (Proverbs 2:1-8). Apple never falls far from the tree - The. (Proverbs 2:2). It will be our wisdom to walk in that way, to ask for the good old way and walk therein, Jer. 3 Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding. Ver. Yea, if--literally, "When if," that is, in such a case. 2. “Apply thine heart”: The “heart” commonly refers to the mind as the center of thinking and reason, but also includes the emotions, the will and thus, the whole inner being. "Only here in the book of Proverbs do we find this remarkable word `saints'. He keepeth the paths of judgment.] "To walk in the ways of darkness" (Proverbs 2:13). By the end of chapter 1 — after the superscription (1:1), prologue (1:2-6), and motto (1:7) of the book … Continue reading "Commentary on Proverbs 1:20-33" [21], "Her house inclineth unto death" (Proverbs 2:18). . 6:12; 12:1. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. (3) God will avenge his elect (Luke 28:7-8). As thieves, drunkards, dicers, and our other solifugae, that abuse even gospel light; that put not light under a bushel, but under a dunghill; that, when they have walked themselves weary in these byways, highways to hell, sit … Well may they walk uprightly that are so strongly supported. 2. 13. paths of uprightness--or, "plainness." Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary 11:1 However men may make light of giving short weight or measure, and however common such crimes may be, they are an abomination to the Lord. John Trapp Complete Commentary. "This chapter presents the five fruits of wisdom."[1]. The use of the word "stranger" (or strange woman) in Proverbs is not to be understood in its ordinary meaning. How does God accomplish such a thing as this? And we must not only walk in that way awhile, but we must keep it, keep in it, and never turn aside out of it: The paths of the righteous are the paths of life, which all that are wise, having taken hold of, will keep their hold of. (2.) Any port in a storm . 8. keepeth . See Proverbs 2:16-19, and Proverbs 5. "The seeker after wisdom must be earnest and sincere, as indicated by these words. "Who rejoice to do evil" (Proverbs 2:14). Most scholars agree that these words refer to the woman's husband. . Men are invited to seek wisdom because it teaches those principles by which they may obtain God's guidance and avoid the society and influence of the wicked, whose pernicious courses are described. with thee--lay up in store (compare Proverbs 7:1 ). Diligence in hearing and praying for instruction must be used to secure the great principle of godliness, the fear of God. and store up my commands within you, 2 turning your ear to wisdom. This is the first time that Wisdom, personified as a woman, speaks in the book of Proverbs (see 8:1-36; 9:1-6). Next » Chapter 3. Then--emphatic, in such a case. According to the context, this may be assistance, as here corresponding with buckler--or safety, or wisdom, which procures it (compare Proverbs 3:21 , 8:14 , 18:1 , Job 6:13 , 12:13 ). (1) The seeker shall find God (Proverbs 2:1-8). "It is one thing to be acquainted with wisdom, and quite another for wisdom to be welcomed as a 'pleasant' guest."[12]. 8. "[6]SIZE>, "Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God" (Proverbs 2:5). Choose a verse from 'Proverbs 2' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org StudyLıght .org . The thing that amazes this writer is that the author of these instructions was himself the most fantastic violator of these warnings ever known. "[3], "Yea, if thou cry after knowledge" (Proverbs 2:3). . But we should refuse to do evil things. A list of 680 Common English Proverbs, all explained. "The word darkness carries with it two ideas (1) ignorance, and (2) error. Proverbs 1-2: Bible Study on God's Wisdom & Understanding God's Word First. 4 - Seekest her as silver Jesus spoke of seeking … "[20], "That forsaketh the friend of her youth" (Proverbs 2:17). The tragic word in the sacred Scriptures is that, "It is not in man that walketh to direct his steps" (Jeremiah 10:23). Men must appreciate wisdom in order to profit by it. of 5. understand--or, "perceive intelligently." Christ gave the blind man his sight; but he received it only when he went and washed in the Pool of Siloam. They are his saints, devoted to his honour, and set apart for his service. "[4] Furthermore, he must extend himself diligently and search for true wisdom with the same abandon and exertion that men devote to the seeking of earthly treasures. 6:16 ; Heb. . Solomon has taught this lesson to us before. out of his mouth--by revelation from Him. (See under Proverbs 2:6. 20. "They wish to subvert the state of things, whether or religious; they are seditious themselves and wish to make others so; they speak much of liberty, oppression, injustice, etc., endeavoring especially to corrupt the youth. Idea of Proverbs 2:9 , amplified; on terms, compare Proverbs 2:2 and Proverbs 2:4 . 21, 22. Christians are specifically warned against the ways of darkness. Proverbs 26:2. paths of life--( Psalms 16:11 ), opposed to paths unto the dead. layeth up--provides, ever ready. The difficulty in understanding this verse is understanding the bird imagery. It will be our wisdom to walk in that way, to ask for the good old way and walk therein, Jer. In Proverbs 6:25-29, Solomon explains about punishment. Chapter 2. Alas for the morrow of incontinence, of whatever kind it is! Proverbs 3:2 "For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee." Watch our overview video on the book of Proverbs, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Often in the Bible, God is pictured as giving something when he merely makes it available. This paragraph speaks of the seditious and subversive enemies that form the bottom layer of every society. There must be earnest prayer and effort. and applying your heart to understanding. "There is still impressive evidence that integrity pays better than treachery, that honesty is better than thievery, that truthfulness is better than falsehood, and that righteousness is better than wickedness, even in human terms. This proverb speaks about the man who is often rebuked but doesn’t listen to the rebuke; instead he hardens his neck. God gave manna to Israel in the wilderness; but they had to go and gather it up (Numbers 11). 12-15. (5) He will receive a special inheritance (Proverbs 2: Proverbs 2:20-22). 4 Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures. 1-5. To deliver--as from great danger ( Proverbs 6:5 ). her words--( Psalms 5:9 ). They are the righteous, on whom the image of God is renewed, which consists in righteousness, and those who walk uprightly, who are honest in their dealings both with God and man and make conscience of doing their duty as far as they know it. man--( Psalms 1:1 ). Proverbs 2:1-8 According to Cook, "She is none other than a foreigner";[17] but the mention of her having forgotten "the covenant of her God," identifies her as an Israelite who had been in covenant relationship with the Lord. Apple a day keeps the doctor away - An. All rights reserved. (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 … Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. At v5 we come to the "then." "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved" (Mark 16:16). God has so ordered things that man may not presume to measure himself with his Maker, but may recognise his own insignificance. . The Book of Proverbs is one of the most condensed and concise books of wisdom and understanding found in the bible. Proverbs 2:1-22. 12 Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, 13 who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways, 14 who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, righteousness . Proud member Proverbs 2:12, NIV: "Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse," Proverbs 2:12, ESV: "delivering you from the way of evil, from men of perverted speech," Proverbs 2:12, KJV: "To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;" 6. Promises to those who seek wisdom. (5) He will receive a special inheritance (Proverbs 2: Proverbs 2:20-22). 6:12 ; 12:1 . (Proverbs 2 Commentary - Ironside's Notes) The following are notes from William Arnot's "Laws from Heaven for Life on Earth" (1858) of whom C H Spurgeon writes ""We wish Dr. Arnot had gone steadily through the whole book, for his mind was of an order peculiarly adapted for such a task. And we must not only walk in that way awhile, but we must keep it, keep in it, and never turn aside out of it: The paths of the righteous are the paths of life, which all that are wise, having taken hold of, will keep their hold of. froward--literally, (they) are going back, not only aside from right, but opposite to it. `Her house inclineth unto death'!"[22]. "There are two coefficients to our receiving wisdom from God, namely, our efforts and God's assistance,"[8] as noted in the next verse. path--all parts of duty to God and man. 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