New Living Translation
Search for them as you would for silver; seek them like hidden treasures.
King James Bible
If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;
Darby Bible Translation
if thou seekest her as silver and searchest for her as for hidden treasures:
World English Bible
If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hidden treasures:
Young's Literal Translation
If thou dost seek her as silver, And as hid treasures searchest for her,
Proverbs 2:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
2:4 Seek her - With unwearied diligence and earnest desire and patient expectation.
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.
"The Kingdom of Heaven is like a treasure that a man discovered hidden in a field. In his excitement, he hid it again and sold everything he owned to get enough money to buy the field.
They long for death, and it won't come. They search for death more eagerly than for hidden treasure.
Cry out for insight, and ask for understanding.
For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold.
"I love all who love me. Those who search will surely find me.
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