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

King James Bible
Then shalt thou 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.

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

Proverbs 2:5 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The discourse is now summarily brought to a close:

32 For the perverseness of the simple slays them,

     And the security of fools destroys them.

33 But whoever harkeneth to me dwells secure,

     And is at rest from fear of evil.

Of the two interpretations of שׁוּב, a turning towards (with אל and the like, conversion) or a turning away (with מאחרי or מעל, desertion), in משׁוּבה the latter (as in the post-Bib. תּשׁוּבה, repentance, the former) is expressed; apostasy from wisdom and from God are conjoined. שׁלוה is here carnalis securitas; but the word may also denote the external and the internal peace of the righteous, as שׁאנן, whence שׁלאנן, Job 21:23, as a superlative is formed by the insertion of the ל of שׁלו, is taken in bonam et malam partem. שׁאנן is, according to the Masora (also in Jeremiah 30:10; Jeremiah 46:27; Jeremiah 48:11), 3rd perf. Pilel (Ewald, 120, a), from the unused שׁאן, to be quiet: he has attained to full quietness, and enjoys such. The construction with מן follows the analogy of הניח מן (to give rest from), שׁקט מן (to rest from), and the like. The negative interpretation of מן, sine ullo pavore mali (Schultens, Ewald), is unnecessary; also Job 21:9 may be explained by "peace from terror," especially since שׁלום is derived from the root של, extrahere. פּחד רעה, "fear of evil," one may perhaps distinguish from פחד רע as the genitive of combination.

Proverbs 2:5 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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 your people...

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 to us as the rain...

Matthew 7:7,8 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to you...

Luke 11:9-13 And I say to you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened to 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 to 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...

find

Jeremiah 9:24 But let him that glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD which exercise loving kindness, judgment...

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...

Jeremiah 31:34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me...

Matthew 11:27 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows the Son, but the Father; neither knows any man the Father, save the Son...

Luke 10:22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son...

John 17:3 And this is life eternal, that they might know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

1 John 5:20 And we know that the Son of God is come, and has given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true...

Cross References
Proverbs 1:7
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.

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

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