Proverbs 2:3
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New International Version
indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding,

King James Bible
Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

Darby Bible Translation
yea, if thou criest after discernment [and] liftest up thy voice to understanding;

World English Bible
Yes, if you call out for discernment, and lift up your voice for understanding;

Young's Literal Translation
For, if for intelligence thou callest, For understanding givest forth thy voice,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

My son - Here the tutor still continues to instruct his disciple.

Hide my commandments with theel Treasure them up in thy heart, and then act from them through the medium of thy affections. He who has the rule of his duty only in his Bible and in his head, is not likely to be a steady, consistent character; his heart is not engaged, and his obedience, in any case, can be only forced, or done from a sense of duty: it is not the obedience of a loving, dutiful child, to an affectionate father. But he who has the word of God in his heart, works from his heart; his heart goes with him in all things, and he delights to do the will of his heavenly Father, because his law is in his heart. See Proverbs 3:3.

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Proverbs 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

1 Kings 3:9-12 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad...

1 Chronicles 22:12 Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

Psalm 25:4,5 Show me your ways, O LORD; teach me your paths...

Psalm 119:34,73,125,169 Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart...

Luke 11:13 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children...

Ephesians 1:17,18 That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory...

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him.

liftest up thy voice

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The Beginning and End of Wisdom
PROVERBS ii. 2, 3, 5. If thou incline thine ear to wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; yea, if thou criest after wisdom, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. We shall see something curious in the last of these verses, when we compare it with one in the chapter before. The chapter before says, that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. That if we wish to be wise at all, we must BEGIN by
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

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

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1 Kings 3:9
So give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong. For who is able to govern this great people of yours?"

Proverbs 2:2
turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding--

Proverbs 2:4
and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,

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