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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Proverbs 2

 

 

Introduction
1Wisdom promises godliness to her children;
10and safety from evil company;
20and direction in good ways.

Verse 1
My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
if
1:3; 4:1; 7:1; John 12:47,48; 1 Timothy 1:15
hide
3:1; 4:20-22; 6:21; Deuteronomy 6:6-9; Job 23:12; Psalms 119:9-11; Matthew 13:44; Luke 2:19,51; 9:44

Verse 2
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
thou
18:1; Psalms 119:111,112; Isaiah 55:3; Matthew 13:9
apply
22:17-21; 23:12; Psalms 90:12; Ecclesiastes 7:25; 8:9,16; Acts 17:11

Verse 3
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;
if
3:6; 8:17; 1 Kings 3:9-12; 1 Chronicles 22:12; Psalms 25:4,5; 119:34,73,125,169; Luke 11:13; Ephesians 1:17,18; James 1:5
liftest up thy voice
Heb. givest thy voice.

Verse 4
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
thou
3:14,15; 8:18,19; 16:16; 23:23; Psalms 19:10; 119:14,72,127; Matthew 6:19-21; Matthew 13:44; 19:21,22,29
searchest
Job 28:12-20; Ecclesiastes 4:8; Luke 16:8

Verse 5
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.
shalt
2 Chronicles 1:10-12; Hosea 6:3; Matthew 7:7,8; Luke 11:9-13
the fear
9:10; Job 28:28; Jeremiah 32:40,41
find
Jeremiah 9:24; 24:7; 31:34; Matthew 11:27; Luke 10:22; John 17:3; 1 John 5:20

Verse 6
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
the Lord
Exodus 31:3; 1 Kings 3:9,12; 4:29; 1 Chronicles 22:12; Job 32:8; Isaiah 54:13; Daniel 1:17; Daniel 2:21,23; Luke 21:15; John 6:45; Ephesians 1:17,18; James 1:5,17
out
6:23; 8:5-9; Psalms 19:7; 119:98,104; Isaiah 8:20

Verse 7
He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
layeth
8:14; 14:8; Job 28:8; 1 Corinthians 1:19,24,30; 2:6,7; 3:18,19; Colossians 2:3; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; James 3:15-17
a buckler
28:18; 30:5; Psalms 84:11; 144:2

Verse 8
He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
keepeth
8:20; Psalms 1:6; 23:3; 121:5-8; Isaiah 35:9; 49:9,10; John 10:28,29
and
3:21-24; Deuteronomy 33:3,26-29; 1 Samuel 2:9; Psalms 37:23,24,28,31; 66:9; 145:20; Jeremiah 32:40,41; 1 Peter 1:5; Jude 1:24

Verse 9
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
1:2-6; Psalms 25:8,9; 32:8; 119:99,105; 143:8-10; Isaiah 35:8; 48:17; Jeremiah 6:16; Matthew 7:13,14; John 14:6

Verse 10
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul;
18:1,2; 24:13,14; Job 23:12; Psalms 19:10; 104:34; 119:97,103,111,162; Jeremiah 15:16; Colossians 3:16

Verse 11
Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
4:6; 6:22-24; Psalms 25:21; 119:9-11; Ecclesiastes 9:15-18; 10:10; Ephesians 5:15

Verse 12
To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
deliver
1:10-19; 4:14-17; 9:6; 13:20; Psalms 17:4,5; 26:4,5; 141:4; 2 Corinthians 6:17
from the man
3:32; 8:13; 16:28-30; Psalms 101:4; Isaiah 59:3-5; Acts 20:30; 1 Corinthians 15:33

Verse 13
Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;
leave
21:16; Psalms 14:3; 36:3; Ezekiel 18:26; 33:12,13; Zephaniah 1:6; Matthew 12:43-45; 2 Timothy 4:10; Hebrews 6:4-6; 2 Peter 2:20-22; 1 John 2:19
walk
4:19; Job 24:13-16; John 3:19,20; 12:35; Romans 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 5:5-7; John 1:6; 2:9-11

Verse 14
Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
rejoice
10:23; Jeremiah 11:15; Habakkuk 1:15; Zephaniah 3:11; 1 Corinthians 13:6
and
Hosea 7:3; Luke 22:4,5; Romans 1:32

Verse 15
Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
Deuteronomy 32:5; Psalms 125:5; Isaiah 30:8-13; 59:8; Philippians 2:15

Verse 16
To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
deliver
5:3-20; 6:24; 7:5-23; 22:14; 23:27; Genesis 39:3-12; Nehemiah 13:26,27; Ecclesiastes 7:26
flattereth
7:21; 29:5

Verse 17
Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
the guide
5:18; Jeremiah 3:4
forgetteth
Ezekiel 16:8,59,60; Malachi 2:14-16

Verse 18
For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
5:4-14; 6:26-35; 7:22-27; 9:18; 1 Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:5; Revelation 21:8; 22:15

Verse 19
None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
None
Psalms 81:12; Ecclesiastes 7:26; Jeremiah 13:23; Hosea 4:14; Matthew 19:24-26
take
4:18; Hebrews 6:18

Verse 20
That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
13:20; Psalms 119:63,115; Song of Solomon 1:7,8; Jeremiah 6:16; Hebrews 6:12; 3 John 1:11

Verse 21
For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
Job 1:1; 42:12; Psalms 37:3,9,11,22,29; 84:11; 112:4-6

Verse 22
But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
the wicked
5:22,23; Job 18:16-18; 21:30; Psalms 37:20,22,28,37,38; 52:5; 104:35; Psalms 145:20; Isaiah 3:10,11
rooted
or, plucked up.
Deuteronomy 7:22; *marg:; Deuteronomy 28:64

 


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Bibliography Information
Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Proverbs 2:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/proverbs-2.html.

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