Proverbs 2:9
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New International Version
Then you will understand what is right and just and fair--every good path.

King James Bible
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

Darby Bible Translation
Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment and equity: every good path.

World English Bible
Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and every good path.

Young's Literal Translation
Then understandest thou righteousness, And judgment, and uprightness -- every good path.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Then shalt thou understand - He who is taught of God understands the whole law of justice, mercy, righteousness, and truth; God has written this on his heart. He who understands these things by books only is never likely to practice or profit by them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Proverbs 1:2-6 To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of understanding...

Psalm 25:8,9 Good and upright is the LORD: therefore will he teach sinners in the way...

Psalm 32:8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you shall go: I will guide you with my eye.

Psalm 119:99,105 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your testimonies are my meditation...

Psalm 143:8-10 Cause me to hear your loving kindness in the morning; for in you do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk...

Isaiah 35:8 And an highway shall be there, and a way, and it shall be called The way of holiness; the unclean shall not pass over it...

Isaiah 48:17 Thus said the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD your God which teaches you to profit...

Jeremiah 6:16 Thus said the LORD, Stand you in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein...

Matthew 7:13,14 Enter you in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction...

John 14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me.

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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

Cross References
Proverbs 1:3
for receiving instruction in prudent behavior, doing what is right and just and fair;

Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

Proverbs 8:20
I walk in the way of righteousness, along the paths of justice,

Proverbs 28:5
Evildoers do not understand what is right, but those who seek the LORD understand it fully.

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