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

New Living Translation
Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding.

English Standard Version
making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding;

New American Standard Bible
Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding;

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

Holman Christian Standard 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—

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;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And you will incline your ear to wisdom and turn your heart to understanding

GOD'S WORD® Translation
if you pay close attention to wisdom, and let your mind reach for understanding,

JPS Tanakh 1917
So that thou make thine ear attend unto wisdom, And thy heart incline to discernment;

New American Standard 1977
Make your ear attentive to wisdom,
            Incline your heart to understanding;

Jubilee Bible 2000
so that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom and apply thine heart to intelligence,

King James 2000 Bible
So that you incline your ear unto wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;

American King James Version
So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
That thy ear may hearken to wisdom: Incline thy heart to know prudence:

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

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

Webster's Bible Translation
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;

Young's Literal Translation
To cause thine ear to attend to wisdom, Thou inclinest thy heart to understanding,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-9 Those who earnestly seek heavenly wisdom, will never complain that they have lost their labour; and the freeness of the gift does not do away the necessity of our diligence, Joh 6:27. Let them seek, and they shall find it; let them ask, and it shall be given them. Observe who are thus favoured. They are the righteous, on whom the image of God is renewed, which consists in righteousness. If we depend upon God, and seek to him for wisdom, he will enable us to keep the paths of judgment.
Study Bible
The Benefits of Wisdom
1My son, if you will receive my words And treasure my commandments within you, 2Make your ear attentive to wisdom, Incline your heart to understanding; 3For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding;…
Cross References
Proverbs 2:3
For if you cry for discernment, Lift your voice for understanding;

Proverbs 4:1
Hear, O sons, the instruction of a father, And give attention that you may gain understanding,

Proverbs 4:20
My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.

Proverbs 22:17
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise, And apply your mind to my knowledge;
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Proverbs 18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles …

Psalm 119:111,112 Your testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are …

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; …

Matthew 13:9 Who has ears to hear, let him hear.

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Psalm 22:17-21 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare on me…

Psalm 25:12 What man is he that fears the LORD? him shall he teach in the way …

Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, …

Ecclesiastes 8:9,16 All this have I seen, and applied my heart to every work that is …

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received …

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