Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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,

Amplified


So that your ear is attentive to [skillful and godly] wisdom,
And apply your heart to understanding [seeking it conscientiously and striving for it eagerly];

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;

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 thou wilt receive my words, And lay up my commandments with thee; 2 So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom, And apply thy heart to understanding; 3 Yea, if thou cry after discernment, And lift up thy voice for understanding;


Cross References

Psalm 90:12

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

Psalm 119:111-112

Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever; For they are the rejoicing of my heart.

Proverbs 18:1

He that separateth himself seeketh his own desire, And rageth against all sound wisdom.

Proverbs 22:17-21

Incline thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, And apply thy heart unto my knowledge.

Proverbs 23:12

Apply thy heart unto instruction, And thine ears to the words of knowledge.

Ecclesiastes 7:25

I turned about, and my heart was set to know and to search out, and to seek wisdom and the reason of things , and to know that wickedness is folly, and that foolishness is madness.

Ecclesiastes 8:9

All this have I seen, and applied my heart unto every work that is done under the sun: there is a time wherein one man hath power over another to his hurt.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes),

Isaiah 55:3

Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live: and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David.

Matthew 13:9

He that hath ears, let him hear.

Acts 17:11

Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of the mind, examining the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.

Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers.

International Standard Version Copyright © 1996-2008 by the ISV Foundation.

New American Standard Bible Copyright ©1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved. For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org

NET Bible copyright © 1996-2006 by Biblical Studies Press, L.L.C. NetBible

Basic English, produced by Mr C. K. Ogden of the Orthological Institute - public domain