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

New Living Translation
Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go.

English Standard Version
Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path;

Berean Study Bible
Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity—every good path.

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

New King James Version
Then you will understand righteousness and justice, Equity and every good path.

New American Standard Bible
Then you will discern righteousness, justice, And integrity, and every good path.

NASB 1995
Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course.

NASB 1977
Then you will discern righteousness and justice And equity and every good course.

Amplified Bible
Then you will understand righteousness and justice [in every circumstance] And integrity and every good path.

Christian Standard Bible
Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and integrity—every good path.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then you will understand righteousness, justice, and integrity—every good path.

American Standard Version
Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice, And equity, yea , every good path.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then you will understand righteousness and justice and uprightness of all excellent ways

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgement; and shalt direct all thy course aright.

Contemporary English Version
With wisdom you will learn what is right and honest and fair.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then shalt thou understand justice, and judgment, and equity, and every good path.

English Revised Version
Then shalt thou understand righteousness and judgment, and equity, yea, every good path.

Good News Translation
If you listen to me, you will know what is right, just, and fair. You will know what you should do.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then you will understand what is right and just and fair- every good course [in life].

International Standard Version
Then you will understand what is right, just, and upright—every good path.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then shalt thou understand righteousness and justice, And equity, yea, every good path.

Literal Standard Version
Then you understand righteousness, And judgment, and uprightness—every good path.

NET Bible
Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity--every good way.

New Heart English Bible
Then you will understand righteousness and justice, equity and 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Benefits of Wisdom
8to guard the paths of justice and protect the way of His saints. 9Then you will discern righteousness and justice and equity— every good path. 10For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will delight your soul.…

Cross References
Proverbs 1:3
and for receiving instruction in wise living and in righteousness, justice, and equity.

Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday.

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

Proverbs 28:5
Evil men do not understand justice, but those who seek the LORD comprehend fully.


Treasury of Scripture

Then shall you understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yes, every good path.

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 thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.









Verse 9. - Then (אָז, az), repeated from ver. 5, introduces the second apodosis. As the former referred to God, so this appears to refer more especially to man, and thus we have stated the whole benefit, in its twofold aspect, which Wisdom confers on those who diligently seek her. It is not to be affirmed, however, that righteousness and judgment and equity refer exclusively to man; they must represent some aspects of our relationship to God, both from the meaning of the words themselves, and because the law which regulates our dealings and intercourse with man has its seat in the higher law of our relation to God. Righteousness, and judgment, and equity. These three words occur in the same collocation in Proverbs 1:3, which see. Yea, every good path. "Yea" does not occur in the original. The expression is a summarizing of the three previous conceptions, as if the teacher implied that all good paths are embraced by and included in "righteousness, and judgment, and equity;" but the term is also comprehensive in the widest degree. The literal translation is "every path of good" (כְּל־מַעְגֻּל־טוב, cal-ma'gal-tov), i.e. every course of action of which goodness is the characteristic, or, as the Authorized Version, "every good path," the sense in which it was understood by St. Jerome, omnem orbitam bonam. The word here used for "path" is מַעְגַּל (ma'gal), "the way in which the chariot rolls" (Delitzsch), and metaphorically a course of action, as in Proverbs 2:15; Proverbs 4:26.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

righteousness
צֶ֣דֶק (ṣe·ḏeq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

and justice
וּמִשְׁפָּ֑ט (ū·miš·pāṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

and equity—
וּ֝מֵישָׁרִ֗ים (ū·mê·šā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4339: Evenness, prosperity, concord, straightness, rectitude

every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

good
טֽוֹב׃ (ṭō·wḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 2896: Pleasant, agreeable, good

path.
מַעְגַּל־ (ma‘·gal-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4570: An entrenchment, track


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