Proverbs 2:2
The Benefits of Wisdom

1My son, if you will receive my words, and hide my commandments with you; 2So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding; 3Yes, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding; 4If you seek her as silver, and search for her as for hid treasures; 5Then shall you understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. 6For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding. 7He lays up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. 8He keeps the paths of judgment, and preserves the way of his saints. 9Then shall you understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yes, every good path. 10When wisdom enters into your heart, and knowledge is pleasant to your soul; 11Discretion shall preserve you, understanding shall keep you: 12To deliver you from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaks fraudulent things; 13Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; 14Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; 15Whose ways are crooked, and they fraudulent in their paths: 16To deliver you from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flatters with her words; 17Which forsakes the guide of her youth, and forgets the covenant of her God. 18For her house inclines to death, and her paths to the dead. 19None that go to her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life. 20That you may walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous. 21For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it. 22But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
Cross References
Proverbs 2:3
Yes, if you cry after knowledge, and lift up your voice for understanding;

Proverbs 4:1
Hear, you children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

Proverbs 4:20
My son, attend to my words; incline your ear to my sayings.

Proverbs 22:17
Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart to my knowledge.

Treasury of Scripture

So that you incline your ear to wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding;


Proverbs 18:1 Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeks and intermeddles with all wisdom.

Psalm 119:111,112 Your testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart...

Isaiah 55:3 Incline your ear, and come to me: hear, and your soul shall live; and I will make an everlasting covenant with you...

Matthew 13:9 Who has ears to hear, let him hear.


Psalm 22:17-21 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare on me...

Psalm 25:12 What man is he that fears the LORD? him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose.

Psalm 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.

Ecclesiastes 7:25 I applied my heart to know, and to search, and to seek out wisdom, and the reason of things, and to know the wickedness of folly...

Ecclesiastes 8:9,16 All this have I seen, and applied my heart to every work that is done under the sun...

Acts 17:11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind...

Strong's Concordance
So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, [and] apply thine heart to understanding;
Topical Bible
Apply Applying Attend Attention Attentive Cause Discernment Ear Gives Heart Incline Inclinest Inclining Making Turn Understanding Wisdom
Proverbs Chapter 2 Verse 2

Alphabetical: and applying attentive ear heart Incline Make to turning understanding wisdom your

OT Poetry: Proverbs 2:2 So as to turn your ear (Prov. Pro Pr)
Proverbs 2:1
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