Proverbs 8:9
New International Version
To the discerning all of them are right; they are upright to those who have found knowledge.

New Living Translation
My words are plain to anyone with understanding, clear to those with knowledge.

English Standard Version
They are all straight to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge.

Berean Study Bible
They are all plain to the discerning, and upright to those who find knowledge.

New American Standard Bible
"They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.

King James Bible
They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

Christian Standard Bible
All of them are clear to the perceptive, and right to those who discover knowledge.

Contemporary English Version
"If you have understanding, you will see that my words are just what you need.

Good News Translation
To those with insight, it is all clear; to the well-informed, it is all plain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All of them are clear to the perceptive, and right to those who discover knowledge.

International Standard Version
Everything I say is sensible to someone who understands, and correct to those who have acquired knowledge.

NET Bible
All of them are clear to the discerning and upright to those who find knowledge.

New Heart English Bible
They are all plain to him who understands, right to those who find knowledge.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“All these are plain to him who perceives them and they are right to him who chooses to know them.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All of it is clear to a person who has understanding and right to those who have acquired knowledge.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They are all plain to him that understandeth, And right to them that find knowledge.

New American Standard 1977
“They are all straightforward to him who understands, And right to those who find knowledge.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They are all plain to him that understands and right to those that have found wisdom.

King James 2000 Bible
They are all plain to him that understands, and right to them that find knowledge.

American King James Version
They are all plain to him that understands, and right to them that find knowledge.

American Standard Version
They are all plain to him that understandeth, And right to them that find knowledge.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
They are all evident to those that understand, and right to those that find knowledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They are right to them that understand, and just to them that find knowledge.

Darby Bible Translation
They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

English Revised Version
They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

Webster's Bible Translation
They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

World English Bible
They are all plain to him who understands, right to those who find knowledge.

Young's Literal Translation
All of them are plain to the intelligent, And upright to those finding knowledge.
Study Bible
The Excellence of Wisdom
8All the words of my mouth are righteous; none are crooked or perverse. 9They are all plain to the discerning, and upright to those who find knowledge. 10Receive my instruction instead of silver, and knowledge rather than pure gold.…
Cross References
Proverbs 3:13
Blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who acquires understanding,

Proverbs 14:6
A mocker seeks wisdom and finds none, but knowledge comes easily to the discerning.

Treasury of Scripture

They are all plain to him that understands, and right to them that find knowledge.

Proverbs 14:6
A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

Proverbs 15:14,24
The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness…

Proverbs 17:24
Wisdom is before him that hath understanding; but the eyes of a fool are in the ends of the earth.







Lexicon
They [are]
כֻּלָּ֣ם (kul·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

all plain
נְ֭כֹחִים (nə·ḵō·ḥîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5228: Straightforward, equitable, correct, integrity

to the discerning,
לַמֵּבִ֑ין (lam·mê·ḇîn)
Preposition-l, Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

and upright
וִֽ֝ישָׁרִ֗ים (wî·šā·rîm)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3477: Straight, right

to those who find
לְמֹ֣צְאֵי (lə·mō·ṣə·’ê)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

knowledge.
דָֽעַת׃ (ḏā·‘aṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1847: Knowledge
(9) They are all plain . . .--Because "the secret of the Lord is (only) with them that fear Him "(Psalm 25:14), and God reveals such things unto them by His Spirit (1Corinthians 2:10), while the "natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness unto him" (ibid., Proverbs 8:14).

Verse 9. - They are all plain to him that understandeth. The man who listens to and imbibes the teaching of Wisdom finds these words intelligible, and "to the point." Opening his heart to receive Divine instruction, he is rewarded by having his understanding enlightened; for while "the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God" (1 Corinthians 2:14), yet "the secret of the Lord is with them that fear him" (Psalm 25:14), and "mysteries are revealed unto the meek" (Ecclus. 3:19, Complutensian אָ). Right to them that find knowledge (ver. 10). They form an even path without stumbling blocks for those who have learned to discern right from wrong, and are seeking to direct their lives in accordance with high motives. Septuagint, "They are all present (ἐνώπια) to those that understand, and right (ὀρθὰ) to those that find knowledge." 8:1-11 The will of God is made known by the works of creation, and by the consciences of men, but more clearly by Moses and the prophets. The chief difficulty is to get men to attend to instruction. Yet attention to the words of Christ, will guide the most ignorant into saving knowledge of the truth. Where there is an understanding heart, and willingness to receive the truth in love, wisdom is valued above silver and gold.
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