Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

listening closely to wisdom and directing your heart to understanding;

International Standard Version

making your ear attentive to wisdom, and turning your heart to understanding

A Conservative Version

so as to incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thy heart to understanding,

American Standard Version

So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom, And apply thy heart to understanding;

Amplified

Making your ear attentive to skillful and godly Wisdom and inclining and directing your heart and mind to understanding [applying all your powers to the quest for it];

Bible in Basic English

So that your ear gives attention to wisdom, and your heart is turned to knowledge;

Darby Translation

so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom and thou apply thy heart to understanding;

Jubilee 2000 Bible

so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom and apply thine heart to intelligence,

Julia Smith Translation

To attend to wisdom thou wilt incline thine ear, thy heart to understanding;

King James 2000

So that you incline your ear unto wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;

Lexham Expanded Bible

[in order] to incline your ear toward wisdom, [then] you shall apply your heart to understanding.

Modern King James verseion

so that you attend to wisdom, you shall extend your heart to understanding;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that thou wilt incline thin ears unto wisdom; apply thine heart then to understanding.

NET Bible

by making your ear attentive to wisdom, and by turning your heart to understanding,

New Heart English Bible

So as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;

The Emphasized Bible

So that thou direct, unto wisdom, thine ear, bend thy heart, unto understanding;

Webster

So that thou incline thy ear to wisdom, and apply thy heart to understanding;

World English Bible

So as to turn your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;

Youngs Literal Translation

To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
So that thou incline
קשׁב 
Qashab 
Usage: 46

אזן 
'ozen 
Usage: 187

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

Images Proverbs 2:2

Prayers for Proverbs 2:2

Context Readings

The Benefits Of Wisdom

1 My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you, 2 Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; 3 For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding;


Cross References

Psalm 90:12

So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.

Psalm 119:111-112

I have inherited Your testimonies forever, For they are the joy of my heart.

Proverbs 18:1

He who separates himself seeks his own desire, He quarrels against all sound wisdom.

Proverbs 22:17-21

Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;

Proverbs 23:12

Apply your heart to discipline And your ears to words of knowledge.

Ecclesiastes 7:25

I directed my mind to know, to investigate and to seek wisdom and an explanation, and to know the evil of folly and the foolishness of madness.

Ecclesiastes 8:9

All this I have seen and applied my mind to every deed that has been done under the sun wherein a man has exercised authority over another man to his hurt.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

When I gave my heart to know wisdom and to see the task which has been done on the earth (even though one should never sleep day or night),

Isaiah 55:3

"Incline your ear and come to Me Listen, that you may live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, According to the faithful mercies shown to David.

Matthew 13:9

"He who has ears, let him hear."

Acts 17:11

Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.



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