Proverbs 2:6
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New International Version
For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

New Living Translation
For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

English Standard Version
For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

King James Bible
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD gives wisdom; from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

International Standard Version
For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

NET Bible
For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because Lord Jehovah gives wisdom, and from his mouth, knowledge and understanding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD gives wisdom. From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For the LORD gives wisdom; out of his mouth comes knowledge and intelligence.

King James 2000 Bible
For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

American King James Version
For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah giveth wisdom; Out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Because the Lord giveth wisdom: and out of his mouth cometh prudence and knowledge.

Darby Bible Translation
For Jehovah giveth wisdom; out of his mouth [come] knowledge and understanding.

English Revised Version
For the LORD giveth wisdom; out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding:

Webster's Bible Translation
For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

World English Bible
For Yahweh gives wisdom. Out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
For Jehovah giveth wisdom, From His mouth knowledge and understanding.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise 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.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 6. - For the Lord giveth wisdom. The Lord Jehovah is the only and true Source of wisdom. The truth stated here is also met with in Daniel 2:21, "He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding." He "giveth," or more properly, "will give" (יִתֵּן yitten, future of נָתַן, nathan), wisdom; but the connection requires us to understand that the assurance applies only to those who seek after it earnestly and truly (cf. James 1:5-7). The two coefficients to our obtaining wisdom are our efforts and God's assistance. Solomon may be adduced as s striking exemplification of this; he asked for "an understanding heart," and God graciously granted his request (see 1 Kings 3:9, 12). Out of his mouth (מִפִיו, mippiv); ex ore ejus; God is here spoken of anthropologically. He is the true Teacher. The meaning is that God communicates wisdom through the medium of his Word (Delitzsch. Pi.). The law proceeds from his mouth (Job 22:22). In the Book of Wisdom (7:25), "Wisdom is the breath of the power of God." His word is conveyed to us through men divinely inspired, and hence St. Peter (2 Peter 1:21) says that "holy men of old spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

For the Lord giveth wisdom,.... Natural wisdom in all its branches, with all its improvements, and in its utmost latitude and perfection; and spiritual wisdom, which lies in the knowledge of a man's self, his own folly, impurity, impotence, and misery; being wise unto salvation; in the knowledge of Christ, as the only way of salvation, and of God in Christ; in partaking of the true grace, which is wisdom in the hidden part; in being acquainted experimentally with the doctrines of the Gospel; and in walking wisely and circumspectly, and as becomes it, which is practical wisdom: and all this is the gift of God; as is also Christ, who is wisdom, and is given to be wisdom to his people. He is the gift of God to them, in all characters he bears, and relations he stands in; he is a very large comprehensive gift, an unspeakable one; which is given freely and liberally, and is never taken away again. Now this is said, partly to caution such who search after wisdom, and find it, not to attribute it to their diligence and industry, but to the grace of God; and partly as a direction where to go for it; and as an encouragement to hope to have it, since the Lord freely gives it, James 1:5;

out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding; by the prophets of the Old Testament who came with a "Thus saith the Lord", and were the mouth of the Lord to the people; from whence flowed the knowledge of divine things; of the will of God; of the Messiah, his person and offices; of his coming, sufferings, death and salvation by him: and by his Son, by whom he has spoke in these last days, and has declared all his mind; and by whom the doctrines of grace and truth, and the knowledge of them, are come fully and clearly, Hebrews 1:1; and by the Scriptures of truth, both of the Old and of the New Testament, which are the word of God; what are breathed by him and come out of his mouth, and are able to make men wise unto salvation: and by the ministers of the Gospel, who speak in the name of the Lord, and the Lord by them; and by means of whom he imparts much spiritual and evangelical knowledge to the sons of men; the mouth of a Gospel minister, who is the month of God to men, "speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment", Psalm 37:30. This clause is added, to encourage to a search after wisdom in the use of means; namely, by attending on the word, and the ministry of it.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

6. For—God is ready (Jas 1:5; 4:8).

out of his mouth—by revelation from Him.

Proverbs 2:6 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Benefits of Wisdom
5Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God. 6For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding. 7He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,…
Cross References
James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

1 Kings 3:12
I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.

Nehemiah 7:5
So my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the common people for registration by families. I found the genealogical record of those who had been the first to return. This is what I found written there:

Job 22:22
Accept instruction from his mouth and lay up his words in your heart.

Job 32:8
But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.

Psalm 51:6
Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb; you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Ecclesiastes 2:26
To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.
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For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

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Exodus 31:3 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, …

1 Kings 3:9,12 Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your …

1 Kings 4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and …

1 Chronicles 22:12 Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge …

Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty …

Isaiah 54:13 And all your children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall …

Daniel 1:17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in …

Daniel 2:23,23 I thank you, and praise you, O you God of my fathers, who have given …

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries …

John 6:45 It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God. …

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

James 1:5,17 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all …

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Proverbs 6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs …

Proverbs 8:5-9 O you simple, understand wisdom: and, you fools, be you of an understanding …

Psalm 19:7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony …

Psalm 119:98,104 You through your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies: …

Isaiah 8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this …

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