Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

making your ear attentive to wisdom, and turning your 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;

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;

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 accept my words, and treasure my instructions 2 making your ear attentive to wisdom, and turning your heart to understanding 3 if, indeed, you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding,


Cross References

Psalm 90:12

teach us to keep account of our days so we may develop inner wisdom.

Psalm 119:111-112

I have inherited your decrees forever, because they are the joy of my heart.

Proverbs 18:1

Whoever isolates himself pursues selfish ends; he resists all sound advice.

Proverbs 22:17-21

Pay attention and listen to the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my teaching,

Proverbs 23:12

Learn diligently, and listen to words of knowledge.

Ecclesiastes 7:25

I committed myself to understand, to learn, to search for wisdom and explanations, and to understand both the evil that is foolishness and the stupidity that is delusion.

Ecclesiastes 8:9

I observed all this, and carefully considered everything that is undertaken on earth, especially the time when someone dominates another to his detriment.

Ecclesiastes 8:16

When I dedicated myself to experience wisdom and to observe what is undertaken on earth even going without sleep day and night

Isaiah 55:3

Pay attention to me, come to me; and listen, so that you may live; then I'll make an everlasting covenant with you, as promised by my faithful, sure love for David.

Matthew 13:9

Let the person who has ears listen!"

Acts 17:11

These people were more receptive than those in Thessalonica. They were very willing to receive the message, and every day they carefully examined the Scriptures to see if those things were so.

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