New Living Translation
Cry out for insight, and ask 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:3 Criest - To God, the only giver of it.
LibrarySunday Before Lent
Text: First Corinthians 13. 1 If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 And if I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and if I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Love suffereth long, and is kind; love envieth not; love …
Martin Luther—Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
The Knowledge of God
"But Seek Ye First the Kingdom of God and his Righteousness," &C.
1 Kings 3:9
Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours?"
Tune your ears to wisdom, and concentrate on understanding.
Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures.
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