Proverbs 2:5
New International Version
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

New Living Translation
Then you will understand what it means to fear the LORD, and you will gain knowledge of God.

English Standard Version
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

Berean Study Bible
then you will discern the fear of the LORD and discover the knowledge of God.

New American Standard Bible
Then you will discern the fear of the LORD And discover the knowledge of God.

King James Bible
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Christian Standard Bible
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and discover the knowledge of God.

Contemporary English Version
Then you will understand what it means to respect and to know the LORD God.

Good News Translation
If you do, you will know what it means to fear the LORD and you will succeed in learning about God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and discover the knowledge of God.

International Standard Version
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and learn to know God.

NET Bible
then you will understand how to fear the LORD, and you will discover knowledge about God.

New Heart English Bible
then you will understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then you will understand the awe of Lord Jehovah and you will find the knowledge of God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
then you will understand the fear of the LORD and you will find the knowledge of God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, And find the knowledge of God.

New American Standard 1977
Then you will discern the fear of the LORD, And discover the knowledge of God.

Jubilee Bible 2000
then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.

King James 2000 Bible
Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

American King James Version
Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

American Standard Version
Then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, And find the knowledge of God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and shalt find the knowledge of God.

Darby Bible Translation
then shalt thou understand the fear of Jehovah, and find the knowledge of God.

English Revised Version
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

World English Bible
then you will understand the fear of Yahweh, and find the knowledge of God.

Young's Literal Translation
Then understandest thou fear of Jehovah, And knowledge of God thou findest.
Study Bible
The Benefits of Wisdom
4if you seek it like silver and search it out like hidden treasure, 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.…
Cross References
Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline.

Proverbs 8:17
I love those who love me, and those who seek me early shall find me.

Treasury of Scripture

Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God.

shalt

2 Chronicles 1:10-12
Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great? …

Hosea 6:3
Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

Matthew 7:7,8
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: …

the fear

Proverbs 9:10
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.

Job 28:28
And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.

Jeremiah 32:40,41
And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; but I will put my fear in their hearts, that they shall not depart from me…

find

Jeremiah 9:24
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.

Jeremiah 24:7
And I will give them an heart to know me, that I am the LORD: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God: for they shall return unto me with their whole heart.

Jeremiah 31:34
And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.







Lexicon
then
אָ֗ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 227: At that time, place, therefore

you will discern
תָּ֭בִין (tā·ḇîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

the fear
יִרְאַ֣ת (yir·’aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3374: Fear, reverence

of the LORD
יְהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

and discover
תִּמְצָֽא׃ (tim·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

the knowledge
וְדַ֖עַת (wə·ḏa·‘aṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1847: Knowledge

of God.
אֱלֹהִ֣ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
(5) Find the knowledge of God.--It is the highest of all gifts, even eternal life itself, to know God, the Giver of all good things. It was to bestow this knowledge upon man that Christ came into the world (John 17:3). He promises (Proverbs 14:21) the manifestation of Himself as the reward of obedience and love. And yet our highest knowledge of God in this life must be so imperfect, in comparison with the knowledge of Him hereafter, when we shall see Him "face to face" (1Corinthians 13:12), that St. Paul. (Galatians 4:9) describes our relation to Him now as better expressed by "being known of Him:" i.e., recognised, acknowledged by Him as His children, rather than by "knowing" Him.

Verse 5. - Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord. Then (אָן), introducing the first apodosis, and answering to the conditional "if" of vers. 1, 3, 4. The earnest endeavour after Wisdom meets with its reward, and those that seek shall find (cf. Matthew 7:7): and thus an inducement is held forth to listen to the admonition of the teacher. Understand implies the power of discernment, but Zockler gives it the further moaning of taking to one's self as a spiritual possession, just as "find" meaning primarily "to arrive at" conveys the idea of getting possession of (Mercerus). The fear of the Lord (יְרְאַת יְחוָה, yir'ath y'hovah); "the fear of Jehovah," as in Proverbs 1:7. As it is the beginning, so it is the highest form of knowledge and the greatest good. Elsewhere it is represented as a fountain of life (Proverbs 15:27). All true wisdom is summed up in "the fear of the Lord." It here means the reverence due to him, and so comprises the whole range of the religious affections and feelings, which respond to various attributes of the Divine character as they are revealed, and which find their expression in holy worship. The knowledge of God (דַעַת ךאלֹהִים, daath Elohim); literally, the knowledge of Elohim. Not merely cognition, but knowledge in its wider sense. The two ideas of "the fear of the Lord" and "the knowledge of God" act reciprocally on each other. Just as without reverence of God there can be no knowledge of him in its true sense, so the knowledge of God will increase and deepen the feeling of reverence. But it is noticeable that the teacher here, as in Proverbs 9:10, where, however, it is "the knowledge of the holy" (דַעַת קְדשִׁים, daath k'doshim), gives the chief place to reverence, and thus indicates that it is the basis of knowledge, which is its fruit and result. The relation here suggested is analogous to that which subsists between faith and knowledge, and recalls the celebrated dictum of Anselm: "Neque enim quaero intelligere ut credam; sed credo, ut intelligam." Elohim, here interchanged with Jehovah, is not of frequent occurrence in the Proverbs, as it is only found therein five times, while the predominating word which is used to designate the Deity is Jehovah. But it is difficult to draw any distinction between them here. Jehovah may refer more especially to the Personality of the Divine nature, while Elohim may refer to Christ's glory (Plumptre). Bishop Wordsworth thinks that a distinction is made between the knowledge of Elohim and the knowledge of man which is of little worth. 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.
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