Proverbs 2:2
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King James Version
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding,

Proverbs 2:2 Parallel
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Geneva Study Bible

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

(b) If you give yourself to the true knowledge of God without hypocrisy.Proverbs 2:2 Parallel Commentaries

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Notes on the Fourth Century
Page 238. Med. 1. In the wording of this meditation, and of several other passages in the Fourth Century, it seems as though Traherne is speaking not of himself, but of, a friend and teacher of his. He did this, no doubt, in order that he might not lay himself open to the charge of over-egotism. Yet that he is throughout relating his own experiences is proved by the fact that this Meditation, as first written, contains passages which the author afterwards marked for omission. In its original form
Thomas Traherne—Centuries of Meditations

Letter xxiv (Circa A. D. 1126) to Oger, Regular Canon
To Oger, Regular Canon [34] Bernard blames him for his resignation of his pastoral charge, although made from the love of a calm and pious life. None the less, he instructs him how, after becoming a private person, he ought to live in community. To Brother Oger, the Canon, Brother Bernard, monk but sinner, wishes that he may walk worthily of God even to the end, and embraces him with the fullest affection. 1. If I seem to have been too slow in replying to your letter, ascribe it to my not having
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux—Some Letters of Saint Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux

Truth Hidden when not Sought After.
"They shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables."--2 Tim. iv. 4. From these words of the blessed Apostle, written shortly before he suffered martyrdom, we learn, that there is such a thing as religious truth, and therefore there is such a thing as religious error. We learn that religious truth is one--and therefore that all views of religion but one are wrong. And we learn, moreover, that so it was to be (for his words are a prophecy) that professed Christians,
John Henry Newman—Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII

Proverbs
Many specimens of the so-called Wisdom Literature are preserved for us in the book of Proverbs, for its contents are by no means confined to what we call proverbs. The first nine chapters constitute a continuous discourse, almost in the manner of a sermon; and of the last two chapters, ch. xxx. is largely made up of enigmas, and xxxi. is in part a description of the good housewife. All, however, are rightly subsumed under the idea of wisdom, which to the Hebrew had always moral relations. The Hebrew
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Proverbs 2:3
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

Proverbs 4:1
Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Proverbs 4:20
My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.

Proverbs 22:17
Bow down thine ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply thine heart unto my knowledge.

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